About Us

James Johnson

Senior Pastor/Youth Ministry

James Johnson was born to Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy teachers in Houston, Texas, and has also lived in North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Michigan.

He describes himself as a beloved child of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to an amazing and beautiful wife, father of two beloved children, and a pastor.

James has been given the spiritual gifts of teaching and apostolic ministry, and is passionate for his children and for youth and young adults.

James seeks partnerships with families to raise disciples of Jesus who reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has served as a Student and Assistant Chaplain on the university level, as an Associate Pastor with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, and as a Senior Pastor in the Tampa, Florida area.

Church History

The Apopka Seventh-day Adventist Church was organized on January 7, 1956 with 57 members. The congregation moved several times before building a facility on South Highland Avenue in the early 1960’s. The church quickly grew and needed a new expanded facility. Land was purchased on Votaw Road in Apopka. The first phase, which includes a social hall, offices and classroom facilities, was completed in 2003. Worship is currently being held in the social hall. The construction is now well underway for Build 7, which will complete a sanctuary, a gymnasium and additional classrooms to advance the church’s vision of serving the community seven days a week.

Our Mission

To extend the ministry of Christ to our community with hope and wholeness.

Our Vision

Build 7 – Sharing Jesus with our Community 7 Days a week

"The Apopka SDA Church is a beacon of warmth and light illuminating Gospel-centered messages of truth. And where the Gospel of Jesus is preached, there is love "


"For me, attending the Apopka SDA Church has been a life-changing experience. "I have gained more knowledge about Christ at this church than at any other church I have attended."


"I always feel comfortable at the Apopka SDA Church because the members are so compassionate. This was displayed most recently during the illness and eventual death of my mother."


"I love the Apopka SDA Church because the members are so friendly, and they know the power of prayer. "For me, it is a healing place."