Brian Johnson

Founder and Director, Kansas City Underground

Brian Johnson serves as one of the founders and directors of the Kansas City Underground, a mission agency and decentralized network of missionaries and microchurches in Kansas City. KCUG’s forty-year vision is to have a missionary on every street and a microchurch in every network of relationships, connecting with training Hubs throughout the city, saturating Kansas City with the beauty, justice, and Good News of Jesus.

Brian and his wife Kristen live as missionaries with their five kids in their neighborhood, seeking to build an extended spiritual family there.


August 28, 2023

Informal and Formal Disciplemaking: Movements Require Both

Moses tells the people of Israel in Deuteronomy 6:4-5, “The Lord, your God, the Lord is one,” and “Love the Lord your God with all...

May 22, 2023

Microchurch Movements: The Starting Point Is Returning to Jesus

In 2020, we (KC Underground) felt a particular passion to begin equipping leadership teams in the systems and structures that have shaped our team. We...

July 5, 2022

Counting vs. Measuring

When it comes to keeping score, churches in North America typically focus on three metrics: buildings, budgets, and the number of people in seats. There...