Southern Baptist Evangelists

PO Box 444
Katy, Texas 77492 USA

(770) 709-4657


Russell & Kristi Johnson

Russell & Kristi  Johnson

Contact Info

RKPraise Ministries
P. O. Box 3143
Conway, SC 29528

Office Phone: 843.446.2987
Home Phone: 843.446.2983


Spouse: Kristi
Evangelist Type: Vocational
Year Entered Evangelism: 1999
Year Entered Ministry: 1992
Church: Coastal Life Community Church
Pastor: Dr. Jordan Gandy
Association: Waccamaw Baptist Association

Evangelism Categories

Specialized Ministry: Bible Conferences
Topical or Exegetical Bible Conferences, Seminars
Specialized Ministry: Adults
Special Ministry for Men, Women, Seniors
Music Evangelist

Ministry Description

Proclaiming the Hope of Christ - Strengthening Marriages and Families - Equipping the Church

Husband and wife duo, Russell and Kristi Johnson are based out of the Myrtle Beach, SC area and travel the country using their gifts as songwriters, worship leaders and speakers. Russell is an ordained minister and Kristi has a background in professional theatre, having been a featured vocalist for the Carolina Opry, The Alabama Theatre and Opryland USA. Russell and Kristi have been married for 27 years and their music and message is unique, inviting, and authentic.

Russell and Kristi are excited about the future! After 23 years of ministry together, leading worship, recording eight albums, making lifelong friends, seeing God change lives and having two children - Russell and Kristi believe that greater things are still to be done. They continue to travel proclaiming the name of Christ as they lead people in worship. There goal is to share the Gospel of Christ and to encourage and equip the Church. They have shared the stage with dozens of today's top Christian artists and they share the conviction that God has put them together to share Christ with others through music. Get to know them for yourself and you will see that they are a match made in heaven, through their music, their marriage, and their ministry.


Ministry Opportunities...
Evangelistic Events
Marriage Seminars & Retreats

What People Are Saying...
"Russell and Kristi Johnson combine excellent music, spiritual insight and incredible warmth to provide memorable worship leadership."
- Hal Hill, Camp Director, Campus By The Sea - Avalon, CA

"They are wonderful! Russell and Kristi are truly gifts from God. Their artistic talent leads folks to a deeper devotion to the Lord and it inspires those around them to fall in love with Jesus Christ. I’ve been blessed by their leading in worship as well as their expressions of compassion, creativity and love. They are a blessing!”
-Greg Anderson, FCA Area Director Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Former Associate Pastor - Calvary Chapel, Ft. Lauderdale

"Russell and Kristi are simply the BEST!"
-David Welch, Director - Emmaus Road Partners & Former State Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes - South Carolina

“Sometimes in ministry, as an older generation, you wander what happens next. But every time I am with these two I am aware that good stuff is ahead! Their love of worship and their love for folks is only obvious because of their love for Jesus. I pray that I will be with them again soon because of the way they lead me to worship.”
- Ken Smith, Speaker/Pastor - Ken Smith Ministries, Tallahassee, FL

"I commend Russell and Kristi to you as a couple with deep Christian commitment."
- Dr. Bobby Bailey, Director of Missions, Charleston, SC

"Music of the heart from a couple 'after God's own heart.' The very best in their field, Russell and Kristi bring ministry off the platform and into our lives. They intentionally spend time with each of us in their audience in order to know better how to minister to us. A rarity in today's Christian music scene."
-David Bennett, Editor - LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville TN

Russell and Kristi are also endorsed by
the North American Mission Board (NAMB).
Instagram: @RussellandKristi
twitter: @Russell_Kristi

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