Bishop Thomas “TJ” Johnston graduated from Spartanburg High School and attended the University of the South (Sewanee, BS Forestry). After working in Young Life in Northern Virginia and as a forester in Franklin, Virginia, TJ earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He practiced law in Charleston, SC, before returning to Sewanee to earn a Masters of Divinity. He has served in a variety of missions, including an extended period of time in Haiti with his wife Rees and two children. TJ’s passion is the local church. He is committed to growing Saint Peter’s into a vibrant community of faith where the transformation and hope that Jesus offers is released, both in and through the Church.