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Tim and Kristi Johnson


Meet Tim and Kristi Johnson, IM Missionaries to Spain

We are Tim and Kristi Johnson, and we’ve been serving in Spain for more than 20 years. We are church planters who’ve worked in the pueblo of Alpedrete, where we helped begin the town’s very first Gospel-preaching church in its 500-year history. (Yes, Alpedrete was founded before Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue” in 1492!) Our children, Alejandro and Ana, were born in Spain. They have also been an integral part of our family’s ministry over the years, as our focus has been on helping families know Christ and serve Him with their whole hearts.

While Spain will always be a part of our story, we are currently transitioning to a new ministry in the States. Tim will be heading up the Missions program at Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee, and we are serving as the “Missionaries in Residence” there this year. We are enjoying getting to know students and helping train future missionaries who will be going out to serve all around the world.

Why Spain?

Alpedrete is a typical town in Spain, with its cobblestone streets and bakeries on every corner. But the town is famous for its rock quarries, which have produced stone for some of the most famous monuments in Spain. The monastery in El Escorial and the Royal Palace in Madrid was built with granite from Alpedrete.  Because of this rich heritage, Alpedrete is known as the town with the “Heart of Stone”. God called our family to begin a church in the town with a “Heart of Stone”. We have watched stone-cold hearts turn to hearts of flesh as they were softened to the Gospel.

Alpedrete’s spiritual condition mimics the condition of many other towns all across Spain. There are still over 7,000 cities and towns with no evangelical church…with no Gospel witness available to them. We are so thankful that IM is sending missionaries to Spain, where those who are heavily influenced by a Catholic heritage and a secular post-modern culture can be exposed to the Word.

16 Unreached People Groups in Spain

How they minister to people in Spain

How you can pray for the Johnsons

  • Pray for the Alpedrete Church as they minister to families and reach out to unsaved contacts
  • Pray for a church plant in a new target area, that God will give wisdom for outreach activities
  • Pray for our family as we make the transition from Spain to Welch College as we train future missionaries


Total population of Spain



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