Kelly Johnson

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Founder and Board Chairman

Kelly completed his Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology, with honors, from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary.  He also has a Diploma in Practical Theology and a Diploma in Advanced Global Missions from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas.

His call to missions, combined with his education and heart for pastors, uniquely qualifies him to give direction to Biblical Life Ministries. Along with BLM, Kelly founded Biblical Life Leadership College, a unique approach to training rural African pastors.


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Mike Ash


Board Vice-Chairman

Mike Ash is a husband and father of two growing boys!  He serves as the Campus Pastor for Grace Family Church- South Tampa, a dynamic church serving the Tampa area. 

He serves the Biblical Life Ministries Board as Vice-Chairman and brings his administrative skills and life-giving personality to our Board. He is a great adviser and has been vital in helping Biblical Life Ministries develop its culture and direction. And, he’s just a lot of fun! 

Kathy Johnson


Board Treasurer

Kathy Johnson is the wife of our founder, mother of two daughters, and a BiIblical Life Ministries missionary! Kathy serves our Board by giving oversight to the financial procedures and policies. She brings her administrative and organizational abilities to our meetings and assists in giving oversight to procedures throughout the year. 


Susanna Just


Board Secretary

Susanna Just is a wife and mother of four from Garland, Texas.  In the early years of Biblical Life Ministries, she served as the office administrator and now has joined our Board. Susanna is a huge prayer warrior for BLM! She brings great spiritual insight and wisdom to our meetings and is not afraid to get involved in the day to day office work in Texas!

Tim Suddreth


Board Director

Tim Suddreth is a husband and father of four children.  He is the Senior Pastor at Suncoast Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Suncoast has loved the Johnson family as one of their own for many years!  Tim brings his pastoral heart and years of ministry experience to our BLM board. He cares for the Johnson family and the Board members. He is an incredible example of faithfulness and lovingkindness to us all!

Ed Vegso


Board Director

Ed Vegso is a husband and father of three. Ed is a successful business man and brings his excellent marketing skills to the BLM Board.  His faithful encouragement and support for the ministry of BLM along with his attention to detail and business sense make him a valuable member of our BLM team!  We are grateful for his willingness to go the extra mile when it comes to hashing out details and paperwork! 


Autumn Klongland


Office Administrator

Autumn is a native-born Texan, married to Kyle Klongland and the mother of Callie & Oliver. The Johnsons have known Autumn since she was born! Autumn serves as the office administrator for Biblical Life Ministries in our Texas office. She has a great love for missions and takes care of everything administrative on the U.S. side. BLM is blessed to have her servant’s heart, excellent abilities, and incredible faithfulness to the job!