REV. LARRY KING joined the Portland Center for Spiritual Living in 1998 and completed his Masters of Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute in 2008 while serving as interim minister. He received his first letter of call as Senior Minister for the Center the same year.
Third-generation Oregonian and longtime Portland resident, Larry completed his BA in English and Theater, as well as an MBA in Business – all from University of Oregon. He spent 20 years in management with the telephone company before deciding to take leadership and commitment into his spiritual life.
When asked about his favorite part of being a minister, Larry commented, “I love teaching – in classes, from the platform and in counseling sessions. When a person really begins to understand their innate power and grace, they are set free. Our teachings are so powerful! Being a witness to such spiritual growth is priceless. I also like ‘being there’ for people who are in the midst of chaos. I’m a great listener and that’s often all that’s needed.”
Larry loves to read science fiction almost as much as Ernest Holmes and finds things on the internet faster than most teenagers. Raised on the Oregon Coast, he is frequently seen in Oceanside on his days off.
Rev. Larry’s love for the teachings of Ernest Holmes and the principles of Science of Mind makes him an enthusiastic educator and animated speaker. Larry’s warm heart and welcoming presence is the perfect compliment to his practical approach to teaching spiritual principles.
Rev. Larry is glad to provide services for weddings, memorials, baptisms, house blessings and other life events.
503-261-0677 (center office)
REV. LYNN JOHNSON (retired)
Rev. Lynn is committed to using intuition, passion and love to inspire and encourage others to discover their own divinity. She recently returned from La Paz, Mexico where, for 6 years, she taught “Love Yourself—Love Your Life” a Spirit-based course she developed for Spanish-speaking women. In addition, she wrote a monthly column for a women’s Spanish magazine, held weekly gatherings with meditation and “dharma” talks, facilitated workshops and/or book studies when she wasn’t sailing on the Sea of Cortez.
Prior to her move to Mexico, Rev. Lynn served as the Senior Minister of the Portland Center for Spiritual Living in Oregon, and as Assistant Minister of the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, California.
She is a gifted metaphysical teacher with over 26 years experience igniting the hearts and minds of students yearning for a deeper spiritual connection. Rev. Lynn personally used spiritual principles and prayer to dramatically change her own life, and has an intuitive gift for assisting students in releasing resistance to what is keeping them stuck and away from their greater good.
Rev. Lynn has a rich sense of humor and uses examples from her own life to encourage those hesitating to jump into New Thought with both feet! She is both a passionate speaker and a compassionate listener using whatever principles she needs to encourage students to create a love affair with Spirit.
Prior to Spirit’s call into ministry, Lynn was both a retailer and wholesaler in the women’s fashion industry who traveled extensively. She was owned by a “Cat” for over 22 years, loved by a dog for 16, a golfer since 9years, trained for the Olympics in swimming and is an avid “Hand and Foot” card player!
“Postcards From God” is her first book in progress. Although “retired,” she still facilitates workshops and is available for prayer and private spiritual counseling.
503-261-0677 (center office)