Former Tennessee pastor sees AAEO at work as church planter in Nebraska
By David Dawson
OMAHA, Neb. — Ryan Johnston’s take on the importance of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is clear, concise and powerful.
“Every dollar goes toward changing lives,” he said.
Johnston is a good authority to speak on the topic. He has seen the Anne Armstrong Easter Offering from both sides of the offering plate, so to speak.
Johnston is a former Tennessee minister, having served as associate pastor, among other roles, at Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett. He is now in ministry with the North American Mission Board as a church planting catalyst in Omaha, Neb.
Johnston’s feelings toward the AAEO have been shaped by years of seeing the offering at work — both in his own life and the lives of others — and he strongly encourages Baptists nationwide to continue to make it a high priority.
“As you give to the AAEO, your money will go to help plant churches in big cities and small towns all across North America,” Johnston said. “This money will provide help and hope in times of crises. This money will help rescue victims of human trafficking. This money will help serve refugees.” [Read more…]