ABOUT ME

 

My name is Cody Johnston, and I am on a mission to equip you with the tools you need to discover who you were created to be.

I am an adventurous, can’t stop moving, Jesus loving twentysomething from North Little Rock, Arkansas. I am an entrepreneur who loves the pursuit of creating something new and exciting. I have also worked in ministry on and off most of my adult life. I served as a youth pastor for 3 years and a worship pastor for over 8!

I have struggled with fear most of my life. The fear of death, of losing a loved one, of not being good enough, and yes, of failing. The more I dwelt on it, the faster life passed me by. Through prayer, meditation, and good counsel, I soon realized that worrying will never change a thing, it will only bring what I fear most to life. I am now on the daily journey of overcoming the lies of fear in exchange for the promises of my purpose.

I believe everyone on this earth has a purpose. We all have something we are sent to this earth to do, we are all unique, and we all have something to offer one another. I welcome you to join me in this pursuit of discovering who we were created to be.


I currently am a public speaker, proclaiming the gospel of Christ and the power of Christ's love. I also run two small businesses alongside my wife: a local concessionaire and Cedar Temple, a Christian apparel/homegoods line. I am an avid writer working on my first full length book and I write music under the moniker "Braille Atlas".

    

 

MY MANTRA


 “Life is to be, not to become.”

No matter how hard we try, we will never be able to become anything outside of what was placed in us upon our creation. Our purpose is in us; it is who we are. We can spend every second of every day trying to become something else but the best impersonator is still just that – an impersonator.

This little phrase is how I try and model my life. I have it strategically placed so that every day I see it to remind me that I am the best at being me and no one can be or fulfill my purpose better. I can learn from others, I can find comfort in others, I can even find inspiration in others, but I can never become something other than who I am. I can better myself but I am not becoming something different, I am discovering who I was created to be.

I hope this mantra sparks a passion to explore the vast greatness that is you.

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MY FAMILY


This is Elaine and I. This chick is a powerhouse of a person who supports me in everything I put my hands to. She has stuck beside me through some of the craziest times in my life, and I am beyond ecstatic to say that she is my wife. Oh, and she is also an amazingly gifted writer. Be sure and check out her work at theprodigaldaughter.com

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And we have a husky!

This is Doppler. He’s a hyper, cold weather loving Siberian Husky. He loves to run laps around the yard, play with his best friend Dizzy, and do whatever you tell him not to. He’s a handful but we love him. You can find him on Instagram by clicking here.

 
 

MY OTHER INTERESTS


When it comes to passion, I have no shortage. If I’m not writing or teaching, you can find me out shooting nature photography, taking portraiture photography, crafting traditional
bows for archery, or even making ancient flutes known as Ocarinas. 

I am also a nature freak. Anytime I can get out to shoot wildlife photos, hike, camp, backpack, or even just sit and soak, that is what I want to do.

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Thank you for taking the time to get to know my heart. I hope this place serves you well in your journey.

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