Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Care

Dr. Wes Johnson serves as Lead Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Everett, WA and as Executive Director of the Awakenings Prayer Institute, an equipping organization dedicated to renewing the soul of the church through contemplative prayer www.awakeningsprayer.org.

A pastor since 1984, Wes holds a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He received his certification as a Spiritual Director from the Soul Shepherding Institute. He and his wife Kathryn have both benefitted greatly from personal coaching from Bill and Kristi Gaultiere.

Wes is author of He Wakens Me, how to pray when you don’t know what to pray www.HeWakensMe.com. He led Focusing Leaders networks in the 1990’s and in recent years taught at Bakke Graduate University and Seattle Bible College, where he integrated the practices of spiritual formation and leadership formation. He serves pastors and leaders through Leadership Soul, a retreat and spiritual direction ministry. He is an attentive listener and compassionate life coach.

Wes’ wife Kathryn teaches at Everett Community College, and serves as worship leader at Bethel Baptist and on Awakenings Prayer Retreats. They share the joys of making music together, reading, writing, and taking great walks. They are eager to pass on the blessings they have received from journeying on with Jesus.

Dr. Wes is available for spiritual direction appointments on a donation basis. Donation may be made at https://www.awakeningsprayer.org/donate.html