Charles Johanson was born July 1, 1955 in Alice, TX. He married his wife, Daryl, in 1976. They raised two, faithful, beautiful girls. They are now the grandparents of five. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1976 with a B.S. in Sociology, and then received his Masters in Bible from ACU in 1986.
He preached his first sermon at the age of 16, preached for a church in Navasota, TX while attending A&M and a fill-in minister for a number of congregations in Houston while working full-time after graduating from A&M. In 1984, he moved his family to Devine, TX where he worked as a full-time minister. In 1987, he began his position as Director of the Bible Chair at San Antonio College and Associate Minister at San Pedro Church of Christ. In 1998, he became the Pulpit Minister. He has been at San Pedro for 26 years and now serves as an elder shepherding the flock.
Charles enjoys many sports including golf and running. He is an avid reader, likes chess and is quite competitive. Most of all, he wants to be known as approachable by all people, of any age and any level of faith, and that they may come to him and talk about anything. He wishes to share the Gospel with all possible! The open door policy at the Bible Chair taught him to be patient and to love unconditionally.
Born in Arkansas, raised in Phoenix, AZ, Richard has been preaching since his early teens. After graduation from Abilene Christian College, he had his wife Gay, whom he met at ACC, moved to Kalispell, MT. Both children, Tom & Sylvia, were born there. They later returned to Texas, and Richard received his MA at ACU. Other studies throughout the years were done at Texas Wesleyan, Fort Worth Christian, Rogers State College, and the University of North Carolina in the fields of Education, Psychology and Marriage, in addition to Bible. He preached and held many gospel meetings in the Western US and in Texas. Richard also taught at Radville (Now Western) Christian College in Canada.
In 1967, the family moved to Wichita Falls for several years. Later ministries included Winston-Salem, NC; Searcy, AR and Claremore, OK. During this time, Richard took several overseas missions and worked with Truth for Today. In this capacity, he traveled to Ukraine, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico and Surinam. He also worked in Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Puerto Rico.
Richard "retired" to San Antonio where he continued preaching, first at Camp Bandina Church of Christ and then at Jefferson Church of Christ. When Jefferson closed, he and Gay decided to make San Pedro their home.
Richard and Gay have a great love for the Lord and passion to share the Gospel!
D. R. Harris