Meet Our Bus Driver for the Tour
Tue., Jul. 3. 2007 12:55am EDT
The bus driver for our 10-day tour is Austin MN native Dave Johnson, who currently pastors Seeds of Faith Community Fellowship in Manton MI (near Traverse City).
In addition to being a pastor, Dave is a former truck driver, a bus driver, and a diesel mechanic. He also has a killer sense of humor, another important asset when dealing with ApologetiX. Dave says he answered the call to drive on this tour because, "I thought it would be a blast. I want to be the road pastor for ApologetiX."
A friend named Mike Majewski first introduced Dave to ApologetiX seven years ago. Since then, Dave had also seen us in concert in 2004 in Ludington MI. Of course, by tour's end, he'll suddenly be a member of the 10-concert club. :)
Dave and his wife, Jennifer, have four children, Rich (20), Maggie (17), T.J. (15), and Drew (12). Although he responded immediately to our June 19 newsletter appeal for a bus driver, Dave didn't actually find out he'd be our driver until less than 24 hours before we left.
While Dave's away, his family is camping -- the same thing he'd be doing if he weren't doing us this tremendous favor. His hobbies include hunting, music, and collecting antique Snapple bottles.