Our elders serve Johnson Street as the guiding hand. They handle various responsibilities, but every elder has been recognized by the church as someone with a gift for leadership.
If you would like to meet with an elder, they are available in our parlor following every Sunday worship. They also meet bi-weekly to pray over needs of the congregation and discuss church matters.
The Smiths have three children and 7 grandchildren, all of whom are baptized believers. Karla has been active in many areas of Children’s Ministry and Women’s Ministry, and Royce has taught children, youth, and adult classes. Royce was first ordained as an elder in 1983, and he has served continuously since that time.
He works with the elders’ Administrative Team, and he and Karla value being invited into the lives of members seeking spiritual guidance and support.
Don is actively involved in the Adult Education Ministry and serves on the board of Rust Street Ministries. He and Joan are both active in the Fellowship Ministry.
Since 1983, Don has been a Registered Investment Advisor working with individuals and small businesses to develop and implement financial plans.
Issues, Conflicts, and Watchkeeping Team
Ron became a member of Johnson Street in 1957. He attended ACU, ASU, and law school at the University of Texas. From 1969 to 1973, Ron served in JAG-USMC as chief defense counsel of the Second and Third Marine Divisions. Ron now serves as a retired judge on assignments in the West Texas area.
Ron's wife, Ann Sosebee Blann, is a retired teacher. They have two sons, Josh and Jon, and one grandson, Beckett, born early this year.
"We love our church family and feel honored to serve such a faithful church."
Preaching, Teaching, and Missions Team
Kirk grew up at Johnson Street, and has taught Bible classes there for nearly 30 years. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1972, and after service in the Army, received a law degree from Texas Tech in 1977. Reggie graduated from ASU in 1979, taught at several public schools in San Angelo, and now volunteers several days a week at Rust Street Ministries. Kirk and Reggie have been married over 31 years, with two wonderful daughters and granddaughters!
Steve and Chanda Justice have been members of Johnson Street Church of Christ since 1990. They have been married for 36 wonderful years, and have 3 grown sons, 2 precious granddaughters and one wonderful daughter-in-law. Steve and Chanda moved to San Angelo from the Dallas area in 1990. Steve is retired, and Chanda is currently teaching in the San Angelo school district.
"We love the Christian family atmosphere at Johnson Street; with our special interests in teaching and youth work. May God continue to richly bless the work of the members who worship at this wonderful location."
Serving Others Team
Bryan and his wife, Mary Nell, have been longtime members of Johnson Street. They have two sons and one daughter, and numerous grandchildren. Bryan has a great love for singing, participating in various singing groups over the years. Bryan also runs Mahon’s Men’s Wear in downtown San Angelo, a store he opened nearly 60 years ago!
Dan and his wife, Loann have been married since 1982 and have been actively involved in Johnson Street since that time. Dan graduated from ASU with a Master’s degree in Biology, and is operations manager for their family-owned business, Regal Oil, Inc. Loann is a 5th grade teacher at Goliad Elementary. They have three children: Josh and his wife Kelly live in Lubbock, Jessica and her husband Clayton Boling live in San Angelo, and John David attends ACU. Dan and Loann have been active in the Youth and Family ministries, Ushering ministry, and teaching the one year-olds class. They also facilitate Financial Peace classes through the church. Johnson Street is home to them and neither would trade for the loving family that they have enjoyed here.
Don and Karen have been at JSCC since 2004, having been transferred to San Angelo by the Texas Railroad Commission. Karen operated a private counseling practice until joining Don in retirement in 2011. They have 2 children and 3 wonderful grandsons. Karen enjoys teaching in the women's ministry and Don especially enjoys serving on the Rust Street Ministry Board.
"We love San Angelo and the loving people at JSCC."