Meet the new Lansing Capital Area Officers

Oct 3, 2023

Major Nathan and Captain Michelle Johnson arrived in Lansing on Sunday June 25th, 2023. Major (Nate) was born into a Salvation Army Officer family and moved around with his parents from appointment to appointment.

After 25 years of working various general laborer jobs, he answered the call to go into the ministerial field and has been an officer now for over 37 years. Nine years ago, he met his wife Captain Michelle online on a Christian Dating site (Christian Mingle), and one year and one week later they were married at the Warren Michigan Corps on Valentines day 2015. Nate claims that he stole his wife from the pope, as Michelle was attending the catholic church before they dated with her father who was gravely ill and then passed.

Major Nate served for 19 years on the eastern side of Michigan in Warren, Detroit, and Pontiac. Captain Michelle joined him in service in Pontiac and then soon after they were appointed as area coordinators to the Black Hills of South Dakota, and then as Adult Rehabilitation Center Administrators in Fort Wayne Indiana.

Major Nate is known in the Army world as an aggressive collector of Salvation Army ephemera and memorabilia dating back to before the beginnings. Captain Michelle collects Thomas Kincaid and Nativities.

Together they have four children, Genesis, Lael, Cassie, and Ryan; and two grandchildren, River and Theodore. The birth of their recent grandchild Theodore came just one day prior to moving to Lansing which makes their arrival truly a blessing.

1 Thessalonians 5:15b-18 tells us to “always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

God has been good to us, and we will strive to share that goodness with those we encounter, and by working together with our individual, church and business partners in the ministry of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in meeting human needs without discrimination.

May God Bless you for the role you play in these efforts.

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