Rob Johnson, along with his wife Keren, together serve as the National Directors of Pais USA. Prior to joining the leadership of Pais USA, Rob worked alongside Paul Gibbs (founding director of PAIS) in repurposing the student ministry at Pantego Bible Church in Arlington, Texas. Rob worked as one of the youth pastors and Director of Student Communities for 13 years.
With more than 25 years of experience in the youth culture, ranging from church youth groups to leadership in schools and communities, Rob stepped in to lead Pais USA in 2009, with his wife Keren. Currently, he oversees and focuses on Pais USA’s finances and recruitment, while Keren focuses on training and vision for the nation.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Rob had a steady career in business and retail before answering God’s call to ministry. His training as a youth pastor was part time at a church in Romford Essex, whilst also taking a Cambridge Diploma in theology. Rob and Keren moved to the USA where Rob studied for his Master’s Degree in Arts of Cross-Cultural Ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas.
The Johnsons have been in the United States since 1996 and have recently been naturalized as U.S. citizens. They have two kids, Luke and Rachel, who were both born in Arlington, Texas, where they have maintained their residence and sense of home. In Rob’s spare time, he enjoys coaching his son Luke’s soccer team.
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What others say
Having worked alongside Rob Johnson for 9 years, both on church staff and with the Pais Movement, it has been clear that Rob has a genuine love for people, a passion for evangelism and an authentic desire to see things change for the better.
I have become a better, more rounded leader and a bolder person for having spent time with Rob. I will be forever grateful for the ministry opportunities he has presented to me.
Rob is the kind of man you want on your ministry team. An earnest lover of Christ and a faithful servant to the people of Christ. I have known Rob now for over 15 years and have enjoyed the varied aspects of his person that combine to make him a good friend and special minister. Fun-loving – almost to the maximum – and yet ardent at achieving tasks and fulfilling responsibilities. Rob helps people work together to effectively and excitedly fulfill the Kingdom tasks set before them.
I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Rob over the past 15 years on mission trips, leading youth groups, as well as partnering on Pais. What I’ve found is that there is no one more passionate about developing a “Kingdom” mindset with today’s youth. Rob believes in empowering young people to develop, grow and, most importantly, lead others to Christ.
I have had the privilege of knowing Rob and his wife Keren for nearly 20 years. During that period, I have observed Rob in action as a faithful and effective Christian ministry leader. Rob’s cheerful personality reflects the love of Christ and his delightful demeanor appeals to everyone with whom he engages.
Rob has been an excellent role model for those seeking a more active and rewarding relationship with God. It has been a pleasure to witness Rob’s spiritual growth over time, and I look forward to seeing him blossom further. I respect Rob as a man of good moral character and a beacon of Christ’s love in today’s turbulent world.