I first met David when he was eight years old, and by then the influence of his grandfather, Virgil Dean and the teaching of his Mother, David had already come to believe and trust in Jesus Christ as the Son of the Living God. In the process of time and choices made, that seemed to be beyond our control, I became David's stepfather.
He grew up in our home and reaffirmed his trust in Jesus Christ as a teenager, heavy with peer pressure. He sustained a fearful physical challenge at 17 that remained with him the rest of his life.
I watched him struggle in young adulthood to glean from the best philosophies of man, ways to live his life and express himself to the world around him.
Because of his belief and trust in God and by the power of the Holy Spirit living in him I saw him exhibit the fruit of the Spirit in his life. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. I have heard some of you say how he lived these attributes. And thus we know the life of David Warner Johnston.