Testimonials from Event Leadership
"Just wanted to thank you for pouring yourself out last week for The Kingdom and our people. I am still hearing 'great reports' of victory from your speaking and thanking God for the transformative work thru The Holy Spirit."
W. Glen Gardner
Eastern Michigan District (Campmeeting)
"What a tremendous time together God has given us! God has blessed us with His presence. Thank you for being His vessel. We love you!"
Pam, Judy & the Kansas District Ladies
"Carolyn Johnson spoke at our annual Ladies Retreat in September. We had asked her to speak on topic of 'holiness.' She led us in a four-part series. The sessions were entitled the 'Significance of: Salvation, Submission, Suffering and Surrender.'
I appreciated Carolyn’s teaching for several reasons. First, her teaching was scriptural and very clear. Secondly, there was a clear progression from one thought to the next. Thirdly, Carolyn brought in in personal stories that made her vulnerable and authentic. Fourthly, She displayed such a warmth about herself as she shared. And fifthly, she ended with a challenge.
I would definitely recommend Carolyn for any women’s event. Not only does she present great teaching and spiritual challenge, but she also connects well with all women and is very warm, giving and unassuming."
Director of Family Life Ministries
Central Wesleyan Church (Holland, Michigan)
"I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated every session I was in while at the Ladies retreat in Michigan on the weekend of October 8 and 0. The message on Friday evening about being in the waiting room was just what I needed. On Saturday morning when you spoke on holiness I was convicted about letting Jesus have all of the rooms in my heart. That morning I stood with many other ladies. I have never been the same. I was raised in a very strict home."
Reed City Church
"Just wanted to let you know that I appreciated your words of love, truth, change and hope oh so much. Thank you for just being you and for encouraging us with His Word of love to us. I pray God will continue to bless you with the gift of His Words in your life. I’m so thankful for that transforming power – that changes me day by day from what I am into what He wants me to be."
South Carolina District Retreat
"In the past 3 weeks since the retreat I am still in amazement and gratitude to our Lord, the women in ministry and to you. Thank you for meeting us exactly where we needed to grow and connect. And thank you for your clear commitment to teaching from God’s Word. You have blessed my life."
"I want to thank you for the inspiriting words ou spoke to us at the Retreat. You are being used of God to encourage and bless women across America and for that we say, 'Praise the Lord!'
God bless you, Carolyn and thank you for your willing ness to be a vessel that the Lord can use to help others in their walk with Him.
You are a blessing!"
Iowa District Women’s Director
"What a precious part of Come to the Fire you are! God uses you and lives are changed because you are His humble and obedient servant. Read the testimonies and rejoice with me for all He did through you."
Come to the Fire
"Thank you for sharing yourself with us both at Union Church and at Christian Academy of Guatemala. God has used you to bless us, to challenge us, and to teach us. Your servant heart is a great encouragement."
Joe and Sharon R.
"You truly were and are a blessing. The way Jesus has uniquely made you, gifted you, “wired” you, given you experiences is bringing Him glory. It is truly evident that you spend time with Jesus. I could not have asked for better or different.
I know that my life has been profoundly changed by Jesus using you. And it is evident that He used you to impact many other women this weekend."
Kathy Tyrell and Women’s Ministries
New York Capital District - Loudonville
"Thank you for your willingness to come to Moncton, NB to share the gifts the Lord has given you. You have blessed us here at our retreat. We feel very honored to have had you here. Thank you for your obedience to our Lord and Saviour."
Atlantic Canada Ladies Retreat
"God has used Carolyn Johnson in a mighty way to minister during our women’s conferences here at Cannon Beach Conference Center…I appreciate that Carolyn has a team of prayer warriors that support her in prayer each time she is here…I will continue to use Carolyn in this ministry."
Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center, Oregon
“Over my years as a pastor I have discovered that there are speakers and there are communicators. Anyone who has organized a ministry event, retreat or conference has made the same discovery. Speakers deliver talks. Communicators make a difference. Dr. Carolyn Johnson is a uniquely gifted Christian communicator…Carolyn’s ministry goes far beyond a stage, a platform, a microphone, an audience.”
San Diego First Church, California
“You are right, we women are hungry for God’s Word. It’s so true! …I personally was encouraged to remember that God has a promise for me; I need to listen to Him and persevere in my desire to be a godly wife, mother, friend, and pastor’s wife!”
Eastmont Baptist Church
Testimonials from Event Participants
"You are a blessing to my life and my country. May God keep on using you powerfully for His glory in all the nations!"
"Words cannot begin to express my thankfulness for you. I have no doubt that God had you here for a divine appointment with me. Thank you for being a willing conduit for Him, for speaking His truth into my life, for leading ta place where God could tear down walls of self protection, of unforgiveness; leading me to a place of forgiveness and freedom."
"I will never forget you! You will always be a part of my faith journey which is just beginning. I wish selfishly we could just listen to God through your swords all weekend."
"Thank you so very much Carolyn. I’ve never felt so cleansed. God used you. You were one of His tools. I can begin to explain the war that was in my head. I wanted to hate you. Then God would say – You have to give ALL to e. God won all the battles. Whatever it takes, I am His."
"Thank you for your passion shared with us as you ‘grow’ us to move deeper in our faith and understanding of His Word. What a gift you have given us."
"Your messages have been so clear, with timely personal references which are most helpful. I am thankful for this opportunity to learn from you as I seek to walk closer to Him. May God continue to bless you richly, and wuse you greatly."
"God bless you for sharing God’s Word in such a practical and encouraging way. This study of living for God has been so meaningful to me and all the women in our group.
"Carolyn is very knowledgeable and a good mix of humor, experience and scripture. She has the most soothing voice. I could listen to her speak all day."
"Did she know what I’ve been going through for the last few years? Wow – her teaching hit home!"
"I loved that she was direct with little fluff."
"Well organized and fun – very motivational. I got a new spark to refresh my spiritual walk – please invite Carolyn again!"
Samples from Memorial Bible Church
"Thank you! Your messages have been right on. How I have needed to hear this. Thank you for speaking the truth in love. Thank you for coming. Thank you for helping me to see hope in my situation. God bless you and keep you and make His face shine on you."
"Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your words of love, truth, charge, and hope and oh so much more to the others and me this weekend. Thank you for just being you and for encouraging us with His Word of love to us."
"This weekend has changed me in a way I never would have imagined! Thank you!"
"Holiness was taught, but I never felt that I could live it. I have sought the Holy Spirit for many years. I cannot express how I feel in my heart. Some issues I have had for many years and have been quite miserable. Thank you so very much for minding the Holy Spirit. Since that day, I have had such peace.
May the Lord richly bless you as you serve Him."
"Your obedience to the Lord and giving the 'Chalk Talk' message yesterday morning sent the ladies from Trinity in Nashville home to begin a Revival and healing in our church last night. After true forgiveness in my heart on Saturday night, the Lord's Day brought me courage to ask my blood family for forgiveness."
"God is definitely using you to reach other women and I praise Him that YOU are being obedient in doing so. I believe that is the first part of our relationship with Jesus Christ.....being obedient. I thank you for a refreshing and renewing retreat and I give Our God the praise and the glory. I pray God's continued blessings on you and your life. I'm glad He gave me the opportunity to meet you."
"Thank you Carolyn for such a wonderful weekend at the Virginia District Ladies Retreat. My prayer is that you'll meet up with Oprah on a plane someday and have the opportunity to speak with her!"
"I appreciated your manner for speaking to us about VERY important and personal matters without embarrassing anyone, as most of the really sensitive material was offered in prayer with eyes closed. This allowed me (and I think others) to speak intimately with my Father, but more importantly to listen quietly while the Holy Spirit spoke to me about spiritual things in my life that needed to be addressed."
"You shared freely from your heart. You were challenging and convicting, but did not make us feel uncomfortable. The Holy Spirit worked through you as we listened and found places in our lives where we needed to allow Christ in."
"The Lord used you to speak to my heart about the power of forgiveness. One of my take away lines is: Jesus, in reaching out to the Samaritan woman, at the well was willing to cross any line to reach one lost soul. Am I willing to cross any line to share His love and salvation?"
"As a result of the messages, location, worship, and fellowship I felt refreshed like a clean, clear breeze washing over my heart and soul . . . a total makeover from the inside out."
"I just wanted to thank you for speaking at the Women's District Retreat in Nebraska last weekend. It was amazing to hear the word of God speak to me directly through you and I am so thankful to have been able to attend."
"I just attended the women's retreat this past weekend at Forest Home, and I just wanted to let you know that God truly spoke to my heart through you. I had some doors in my life that I was not opening up to God, and because those areas were painful for me, I rationalized it by telling myself that I could handle them on my own. Through you, I was able to see how destructive that was, and I made a firm commitment to surrender everything to Him. I must tell you, it was like a weight was lifted from my shoulders and a calmness had filled me that I had not experienced before. Even my husband and kids commented on how I was different when I came back. God is so good!!! Thank you for your encouragement and your prayers. God is truly using you in a powerful way."
More Comments From Participants:
"I wasn't going to come because of the loss of my son three weeks ago...I took notes during your talk which I will copy into my journal. I will review them every time I am feeling low. Thank you."
"I'd like to thank you for this morning. It gave me the courage to stay strong in my marriage. I've been married 13 years to a man I don't really like but we have three small children...he is religious but not spiritual. God has become my husband. Thanks for this weekend."
"I woke today (Monday) as if from a dream...only to realize just how very real things were and are from the weekend. Wow, God just keeps working...WOW...I am awed. He is working in so many different capacities, too. Unbelievable."
"God used you, Carolyn, in a mighty way to speak directly to needs you didn't know about. Isn't that just like God? He's so faithful. How I praise Him."
"It is clear that your prayer warriors are behind you and make a difference! Most of the time I come away from retreats and the like, with pleasant memories and ideas, but I don't usually put the learning into practice. I suppose that's human nature. This time was very different for me--and I am so glad!"