Personal Family Highlights
Dr. Johnson has been happily married since he was 23 years old to the most incredible wife a man can ever have. He and his wife have the privilege and honor of raising their six incredible children in paradise, aka Bradenton, Florida. The biggest highlight of his life is his family. Most of his evenings and weekends are very busy enjoying his family and supporting their own growth and development.
Although he was born in the U.S., he grew up in Brazil as a son of missionaries. Since then, no one has been able to convince him that there is any team as good or even close to the Brazilian National Soccer team, or commonly referred to as the Seleção (i.e. the Selection).
Prior to finishing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Ashland University as captain of the swim team and scholar athlete, Joe attended Ohio State University where he was a member of THE Ohio State swim team.
While in college, Joe was also actively involved in Campus Crusade for Christ, The Navigators, Athletes-In-Action, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is still an active US Master’s swimmer, becoming YMCA Master’s Nationals champion in the 50 Yard Fly in 2016 and qualifying for the Swimming World Master’s Championship (FINA) in Budapest, Hungary.
However, Joe is first and foremost a Christian and sold out to Jesus while committing himself to work he has been called to do in the marketplace. Joe firmly believes that Jesus came to give us life and give it more abundantly (John 10:10). This abundant life, however, is both for this life and the next. His entrepreneurial, investing, academic, and philanthropic pursuits include sowing strategic capital in this life and the next.
Entrepreneur and Startup
Dr. Johnson has been and continues to be actively involved supporting multiple social entrepreneurial non-profits and ministries helping causes such as student ministries, collegiate athletes, global poverty, human trafficking, orphans, pregnancy centers, micro finance, entrepreneurial research and education, missionary organizations, and churches.
In his off time, Joe loves to travel with his family to explore this wonderful world. He also loves to go boating with his family while enjoying the most beautiful waters and beaches in Florida.