Michael Johnston

Mike is the fortunate husband of Holly and proud father of Ruby, Harper and Beau. Mike was raised in an amazing Christian home by his Northern Irish parents Brian and Grace along with his six sisters and three brothers.

Born and raised in Tauranga, Mike loved his time at Bethlehem college where he attended from kindy right through to sixth form, playing a lot of sport during that time which doubled as his social life for the most part.

As a child Mike’s family were part of Greerton Bible Church and during those years Mike learnt so much and has many great memories. It was at the Greerton Youth Group where he met his stunning wife Holly.

After leaving school Mike did a year on a dairy farm which, while quite an experience, wasn’t really his thing so since then he has been in the building trade. Serving four years as an apprentice and the last six years as a qualified builder, during that time his children have all arrived on the scene.

Mike has always loved kids and youth and is stoked to come on board as Youth Pastor at The Orchard Church. A position where he can build relationships with our youth and through that have a positive biblical influence on their futures.