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A Play For A Purpose

In March of 2010 we found out Lisa has cancer. Small cell, lymphocytic lymphoma entered our vocabulary and changed life as we know it. To date, oncologists call this cancer incurable, but we believe with prayer and the treatment Lisa is undergoing there is hope.

The Portland church covers as much of our expenses as possible. The treatment for Lisa is beyond our budget. But churches around the world have been helping us by donating money to the Portland church, which in turn pays the expenses of Lisa’s treatment. One way they’ve been doing this is hosting me to do “A Play for a Purpose: the Gospel of Mark”and recently I’ve added a second character which I’ve performed in Africa and New York, “Nicodemus!”. If you’d like to help, contact me please. I’d love to bring John Mark or Nicodemus to you.

You can also make an online donation here if you’d like. It would be helpful and appreciated.



All donations here go to the Portland Church of Christ to cover the cancer treatment expenses for Lisa Johnson.Thank you for your support!


Steven Leslie Johnson
825 Peacock Lane
Portland, Oregon 97214
503 729 1622



This is just a brief preview…


What People Are Saying…

“Imaginative yet Biblical. Artistry wrapped in truth. John Mark…a powerful performance that will make you laugh and make you cry. A fascinating monologue that opens your eyes to experience Jesus. In the end, you’ll only wish for more”

Randy McKean
Elder / Evangelist
Northern Virginia Church of Christ

“It was the best gospel show. The audience, the disciples and friends were so impacted. They still talk about it until today. We would recommend it to every church; it will boost great spiritual spirit. We had many people responding and study the bible afterwards. One of them is a fashion designer who was a free thinker and learning to read the bible. She was so impacted. She is still studying the bible until today.”

Harliem Salim
Evangelist in Jakarta

“We were able to have Steve perform after our communion service to the largest Sunday attendance in the history of the Temecula church!”

Kelly Boyd
Temecula, California

“..hilarious, touching, insightful!”

Mark Kang
Campus Minister
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“ amazing performance!”

Laura Garcia
Orange County, California

“Steve Johnson put on a phenomenal performance!”

Mike Taliaferro
San Antonio, Texas

“…”John Mark” was phenomenal. We were inspired and encouraged, entertained and convicted. Steve has done a masterful job with this one-man act. He will have your church both laughing and crying. HIGHLY recommended.”

Justin Renton
Johannesburg, South Africa

Amazing job with John Mark! Sheer Genius!

Dave Eastman
Chicago, Illinois

Thanks for coming in and moving our hearts. It was an awesome weekend.

AT Arneson
Chicago, Illinois

What an amazing performance! Attentions were riveted, imaginations were stirred, and hearts were moved. It was not only super entertaining, but also spiritually enlightening. From the youngest children to the oldest disciple to the newest visitor: everyone loved it!

John Lusk


For Promotional Purposes

He was there. When Jesus fed 5000 and walked on the water. When Peter was freed from prison by an angel and when Paul was lead away to execution. He knows who wrote Hebrews and what Jesus wrote on the ground. He’s the last living eyewitness to the life, death and resurrection of the Lord. His name is John Mark and he’s going to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about…


A one man, dramatic presentation of life during the first century, The Gospel According to Mark will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you feel like you, too, are an eyewitness to the most extraordinary story ever told. Steven Leslie Johnson has performed The Gospel According to Mark on every continent in the world… except Antarctica (still working on that) and now he is coming to _________ on __________

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience. Join us for a memory you’ll savor for the rest of your life. Join us for The Gospel According to Mark.