Funeral Service Planned for Allan C. Johnson

MILWAUKIE, OR (January 19, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Allan C. Johnson, 75, will be conducted at 6 p.m. January 25 at Milwaukie Covenant Church. He died Tuesday.

Johnson was born January 29, 1936, in Chicago. He earned a diploma from North Park Academy, earned an Associate of Arts degree from North Park Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, and a Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary.

He married Carolyn Larson on July 29, 1960. She survives.

Johnson served First Covenant Church in Eureka, California; Selah Covenant Church in Washington; Bethany Covenant Church in Lyndhurst, Ohio; and Milwaukie Covenant Church in Oregon.

Johnson served on multiple national and conference committees, including the Covenant Nominating Committee and Board of the Ordered Ministry.

Other survivors include a daughter, Lynne Lindberg, and three sons: Phil Johnson, Tim Johnson, and Steve Johnson.

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  1. Carolyn,

    I don’t know you personally but I served on the nominating committee with Allan and I felt immediate kindred spirit with him.  Being with him was a highlight for me.  God bless you and give you His peace and comfort.

  2. Dear Carolyn,
    Was so sorry to hear about Al’s death. He and I served on the Board of the Ministry together and I so enjoyed getting to know him better. He was a faithful and humble servant of Christ and a loyal Covenanter. May God bring you and your family comfort in your hope and memories of Al.

    Craig Anderson

  3. Peace to your memory “Al Pal”. You have been a humble, gentle and faithful servant of our Lord and a good friend to many.

    George and Evelyn Elia

  4. Dear Carolyn and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Allan’s death. As you know, your family was very instrumental to me becoming a pastor; for that I will always be thankful. I remember fondly coming to visit in your home many times in Selah as a little boy. You lived just behind me. Allan always had a sweet loving spirit about him. May God comfort you and give you the strength your need for the days ahead. Pastor Jeffrey Jones, Biwabik MN

  5. I remember visiting in your home in Lyndhurst long ago as I was exploring the possibility of being your Christian Ed Director. You and Allen were so gracious. I recall Lynne and the boys, too, and the good times we had. May God bless and comfort you.

  6. Dear Carolyn and family,

    We recall with joy our times together in the Yakima valley. May the peace of God which passes all understanding be with you all. We send our love and sympathy.

    Phil and Jonna Axelson

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