— (born June 17, 1703, Epworth, Lincolnshire, Eng.—died March 2, 1791, London), Anglican clergyman, evangelist, and founder, with his brother Charles, of the Methodist movement in the Church of England
John Wesley, born in 1703, probably did more to promote holiness than any other figure in British history. You will experience the life and times of the man who rode over 250,000 miles on horseback to bring spiritual renewal to the English speaking world.
For many years BJ & his wife, Karen, have served as missionary artists with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in many countries including: Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, Egypt, Guyana, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Thailand.
After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting with a Minor in Dance from Stephen’s College and a Master’s in theatre Education from Scarritt College, BJ performed several thousand one-man shows at Six Flags Over Georgia and in hundreds of schools utilizing mime, magic, music, stories and dance.
Besides appearing in over 50 theatrical productions, Johnston performs THE MAN FROM ALDERSGATE, a one-man play on the life of John Wesley compiled from Wesley’s own journals by playwright Brad L. Smith.
Other artistic training includes studies at the Wisconsin Mime School and dance training at the Cambridge School of Ballet. He also studied opera and vocal performance at Boston University.
BJ & Karen have two sons: Ryan, a film-maker/musician living in Hawaii and Daniel, a composer/videographer living in North Carolina with his family.