I am a generosity evangelist, working with church leaders, givers and communities from across the country in creating cultures of generosity. I co-authored a book with Gordon MacDonald, Generosity, moving toward life that is truly life. I speak at churches and conferences on issues of generous giving.
“I’ve worked with Patrick in serving leaders who desire to create cultures of generosity in their churches. His knowledge of the issues we face as leaders are proven and I believe he has a true vision of where the church should be when it comes to generosity.”
Senior Pastor - North Point Community Church
“I know of no one more qualified to lead individuals and churches in the area of generosity than Patrick Johnson. Patrick has a firm grasp of the true biblical basis of generosity and has a passion for effectively teaching and communicating these truths. Patrick sees the church as the primary vehicle for living out biblical generosity and has helped to personally clarify my own view of living a generous life. There is no one I enjoy interacting with more on this topic than Patrick!” Dave BriggsStewardship DirectorWillow Creek Community Church
I am grateful for the work that Patrick Johnson did with Generous Giving ~ a great help to church pastors and leaders ~ and for his new ministry with NCF.
John OrtbergPastorMenlo Park Presbyterian Church
I have seen Patrick work with churches across the country for over five years and his passion for generosity and the local church is contagious. He is a servant leader who comes alongside churches to help them advance generosity in their own context.
Pastor of Stewardship
Jan 2012 - Present
GenerousChurch equips church leaders to unleash generous disciples. Our vision is a nation of generous churches that grow disciples, attract the world and resource the Kingdom. We do this through coaching leaders and providing resources on Biblical generosity. Our first book, Generosity Devotional, with Gordon MacDonald has sold close to 200,000 copies. Our second book, Genius of Generosity, by Chip Ingram has sold around 40,000 copies. We also have created Generosity Encounters, a 3 hour deep dive experience with core church leaders in which over 3,000 leaders have gone through.
Sep 2007 - Dec 2011
Senior Vice President, Churches and Strategic Partners
Provide strategic guidance with churches and strategic partners for this $1 billion public foundation started in 1982 by Larry Burkett, Ron Blue and Terry Parker. Spearheaded the creation of the Saddleback Giving Funds in partnership with Saddleback Church. Oversaw the Generous Community Initiative in various cities across the country.
Aug 2004 - Aug 2007
Senior Vice President, Churches
Oversaw the church channel and Generous Community Initiative for this Maclellan Foundation educational ministry. Helped create and spoke at the Exponential Pastors Conference on generosity held at North Point Chuch in Alpharetta, GA and Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. Created the Generous Church Toolkit from the bestselling book The Treasure Principle and worked with Leadership Network to form the Generous Church Leadership Communities.
This was a 5 minute talk I did for the Nines Conference from Leadership Network.