Boyd Johnson

Pastor-Teacher and Elder

The Lord saved Boyd during his freshman year at the University of Missouri in the fall of 1996. He graduated with a degree in political science and remained at the university to help plant a church and pursue a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate. It was during these years Boyd first felt a desire to be used by God in ministry.

While helping to plant that church, Boyd met Ingrid and they married in 2004.

From there, they moved to Minneapolis in order to be part of Bethlehem Baptist Church, led by John Piper. Boyd was an estate planning attorney and Ingrid worked as a nurse. At Bethlehem, Boyd led a shepherd group, served in the high school ministry, and founded and taught at the church's singles ministry.

Continuing to desire to be used by God in ministry and receiving affirmation from others, they moved to Los Angeles in 2010 so that Boyd could attend The Master's Seminary and Grace Community Church. He graduated with honors and received a Master of Divinity in 2013 and completed the Grace Advance Academy the same year.

Boyd, Ingrid, and their two children moved to Athens in March of 2014 to plant Treasuring Christ Church.

Pastor Boyd Johnson and family

Pastor Boyd Johnson and family

Tom Bennewitz


Tom is a lifelong resident of Athens. The Lord saved Tom while he was in college. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2007, he took a job at the Athens Banner-Herald in advertising sales and has remained part of the Athens community ever since. He and his wife, Stephanie, have been members of TCC since 2016. Tom’s family resides in Watkinsville. 

Tom Bennewitz and family

Tom Bennewitz and family

Grace Advance

Treasuring Christ Church is a church plant through the partnership of Grace Advance, a ministry of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles led by Dr. John MacArthur.

Grace Advance exists to serve and provide leadership for developing churches by preparing men to become pastors of a new wave of churches that the Lord is raising up around the world. To learn more about Grace Advance, watch the video below.

Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher of Grace Community Church and President of The Master's Seminary

Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher of Grace Community Church and President of The Master's Seminary