Lead Servant & Founder
Pastor C. Ivan Johnson – Short Biographical Sketch
Pastor C. Ivan Johnson, is an intercessor to the Nations and prophetically preaches with power and clarity. At the tender age of 12 he gave his life to Christ, and from that day forward he knew he was to be molded for the Master’s use. Pastor Ivan acknowledged his call into the ministry at 14 years old. The Anointing on his life was undeniable and his passion for souls was evident.
Pastor Ivan is an ordained Elder of the Church of God in Christ, and serves the Church of God in Christ as Jurisdictional Minister of Music, of the WA State COGIC Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Leo C. Brown. Pastor Ivan also serves as Special Assistant to the Office of Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, COGIC International Minister of Music.
In June 2012, Pastor Ivan released his first book, "A Servant's Journal; Encouraging Devotions and Exhortations" and is currently preparing to release his sophomore book “Manifestation" in January 2020. Pastor Ivan has been featured on the Word Network with Lexi, and TCT (Totally Christian Television) with Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole, sharing in exhortation and testimony.
In August 2016 prophecy would be fulfilled, as Pastor Ivan founded and established Greater Destiny Church (COGIC), a Christ centered, purpose driven, and community focused ministry. GDC is recognized as a fast growing multi-ethnic and multi-generational Pentecostal church.
The Lord continues to do great and mighty things in the life of Pastor Ivan. In April of 2017, Pastor Ivan was selected as one of the 40 Millennials to go to Israel with the COGIC World Missions Department. In July 2017, Pastor Ivan was nominated and selected as one of COGIC's 20 persons under 40 most influential leaders.
With the desire to stay attuned to the heart of God, and to hear His voice for instruction, Pastor Ivan strives to advance and expand the Kingdom of God with all of his heart, soul, and strength.