In this powerful interview, Craig Johnson shares how he and his family forged their way through significant surprises—from the loss of his father and his family’s career adjustments, to the autism diagnosis of his son, Connor. Craig’s compassion for others and commitment to Jesus are magnetic, revealing that God’s surprises can powerfully change us and provide an abundance of joy and hope.
Tell us about when you learned you had a child with special needs.
When did you come to accept that your child was autistic?
How did your community respond when they learned about your child's diagnosis of autism?
How did you protect your marriage when you learned about your son's diagnosis?
How did God answer you when you prayed to hear from Him?
What can you say to someonewho may never see miraculous healing for their loved one with special needs?
What resources are there for churches who want to do more to care for special needs families?
Tell us about your book, Lead Vertically.
What do you say to people caring for loved ones with special needs who have been wounded by the church?