Dennis Johnson is a native of Lindsborg, Kansas, where he attended Bethany College, receiving a B.A. degree in 1976. He completed requirements for a M.M. in piano performance and pedagogy from Wichita Sate University in 1978. He has been a church musician for over 30 years, and is a member of ASCAP and of The American Guild of Organists, from which he holds the AAGO certificate (Certificate of Associate). His compositions, arrangements, and articles are published by over a dozen companies. A resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana for over 20 years, he is organist at First Presbyterian Church and St. Pius X Catholic Church.