About Johnson University

Since 1893, Johnson University has been a leader in Christian higher education. Founded as a school to train preachers, Johnson has grown in both size and scope. Today the Johnson University System offers more than 70 bachelor's, master's, Ph.D., and associate's programs across three campuses - in East Tennessee, Central Florida, and Online. Each campus reflects the University's mission to equip individuals for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations to extend the kingdom of God.

"Johnson University educates students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations."


At Johnson University our vision is to bring glory to God and hope to the world by preparing promising students for excellence in Christian ministry through an affordable, community-oriented, Christ-centered education.

Core Values

The lordship of Christ and the authority of Scripture
The centrality of service to Christian congregations, the local community, and the world
The necessity of faith, the efficacy of prayer, and the value of work
The importance of affordability and the worth of a nurturing community
The imperative of a Christian lifestyle and the virtue of academic discipline
The priority of communicating throughout the world the message of peace, wholeness, and restoration as described in the Christian Scriptures

Academic Excellence

Johnson University has a strong reputation in the higher education community and has been a leader among Christian universities in accreditation for decades. Exceptional, caring faculty positively challenge students to excel in all areas of individual and group studies. As such, Johnson University graduates are known throughout the world for their knowledge, abilities, commitment, and character.

Christian Perspective

A Christian worldview permeates every program and activity in the Johnson University System. Each academic program maintains a strong biblical core to help prepare graduates to be well-rounded Christian leaders in whatever profession they choose.

Global Reach

Johnson University's three campuses involve students from nearly every continent. The diversity of backgrounds and cultures enriches the educational experience for all students and increases the impact and reach of Johnson University across the globe.