Brother Greg is a native Oregonian who has spent most his life and career on the other side of the country, coming to us most recently from West Virginia.  With experience as a pastor, interim pastor, evangelist, professor, and church elder, Brother Greg is excited to begin ministering here at First Christian of Grants Pass.  


He likes to go by "Brother" because it is "not so much a title as it is a spiritual truth."  Indeed, in Christ, we are Brothers and Sisters.  And we are thankful to welcome this Brother to be our pastor.

Pastoral Staff

Josh was brought on to partner with the pastor, coordinating ministries such as Sunday School, Hospitality, Special Events, and Worship Arts.  Equipped with a MA in Spiritual Formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary, he works with a passion to help those that say they love Jesus to live like Jesus!


Josh is married to Gabrielle, his wife of over a decade, and has 2 kids to chase around when he gets home.  He has a love for Christ's Church, local and global, and wants to see Her shine as beautiful as She was created to be.

Dr. Gregory K. Widener

Joshua Johnsen

Senior Pastor

Church Life Coordinator

305 SW 'H' St | Grants Pass, OR | 541-476-4386 | Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm