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Darren & Gloria Johnson


Darren and Gloria Johnson grew up in a denominational church.  While their testimony has not been one of dramatic change, it has been one of steady transformation.  They've seen God's faithfulness, and it makes them want to seek and serve Him earnestly.  The "springboard" in their early marriage was a touch from God through a Lowell Lundstrom crusade held in Marshall, followed by Bible studies, and guidance from God's saints and fellow believers.  They became members of Victory when their children were young.

Darren has served as an elder at Victory since January of 2006.  Both Darren and Gloria lead a small group Bible study and serve in various youth ministries, including our younger youth group on Wednesday nights.  Gloria is co-organizer of our summer vacation Bible school program.  

The Johnsons have lived in rural Balaton for over two decades.  Darren is the sales manager for Lockwood Motors in Marshall, where he has been employed for over 30 years.  Gloria has worked at True Light Christian School (formerly Marshall Area Christian School) in Marshall as a paraprofessional since 2000.  They have three children and one grandchild (and another on the way).  Their oldest daughter Kelli is married to Alex Hettich, and they make their home near Pierre, South Dakota, with their daughter Anna.  They are expecting another baby soon. Their daughter Danaca is married to Erik Jensen, and they live in Willmar.  Darren and Gloria's son Taylor lives in Marshall with his wife Isabella.