The Rev. Elmer Johnson grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, he grew up in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is a third generation Disciple.
Elmer completed the requirements for his Masters of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in May of 1990. While a student in seminary he served as associate Pastor at Perkins Park Christian Church from May 1987 until February 1991.
On January 6, 1991 Elmer Johnson was ordained by the Christian Church in Virginia (Disciples of Christ) and the Perkins Park Christian Church (Disciples).
In March of 1991 he began serving the Liberty Christian Church in Green Bay, Virginia as their senior pastor. He held this position until 1998. In March of 1999 he became the pastor of Windmill Point Church of Christ (Disciples) in Ridgeway, Ontario. In January of 2007 Elmer became pastor of the Mogadore Christian Church. He also is the president of the Mogadore Emergency Fund.
He married The Rev. Terry Tribe on February 16, 2001. They have two dogs Riley (a 10 year old Bichon Frise) and Gabe (a 3 year old Bichon Frise), along with 3 cats named Abigail, Lucy, and Mitzy. Terry and Elmer enjoy bicycling, visiting tourist attractions, reading, dining out and very amateur golfing!