After serving as international missions director for four years, Eric Johnson recently announced his resignation effective in mid-May. Johnson accepted the role after Phil Knott left the position in May of 2017.

He and his family are returning to Texas where he will be lead pastor of First, Jacksonville. Born and raised in Mexico to a missionary family, Eric later served there with his wife Kelly and three children. They returned to the United States when First Baptist Church called Eric to pastor their Hispanic congregation, which he did until assuming the international director role.

BMA of America Missions Executive Director John Davis Smith says, “We are profoundly grateful to Bro. Eric for his self-sacrificial approach to leading BMA international missions these past four years. His love for the Lord and his loyalty to our association of churches are unquestioned. We pray God’s richest blessings on Bro. Eric, Kelly, Audrey, Matty and Abram as they begin their ministry at First, Jacksonville, and we look forward to Bro. Eric maintaining a small role with BMA Global Missions. Thank you, Bro. Eric, for your ministry and leadership.”