Spero Ministries

In the 21st century church, many gospel workers are discouraged, disillusioned, and on the brink of burn out.

Spero Ministries (Latin for "I hope") exists to address the needs of pastors and Christian leaders for spiritual care and personalised ministry training. Spero strives to apply the biblical urging that instructs, "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds" (Heb. 10:24). Martin Luther, the Reformer and pastor, once shared his concern for ministry leaders when he wrote: "Those who take care of souls are worthy of all care." Shepherding the shepherds of God's people is essential, but often overlooked. Spero offers hope and encouragement by utilising a network of mentors and strategic retreats which focus on refreshment, renewal, mentoring, and motivation.

Ben and Sheri Johnston have been serving in local church ministry for over 35 years. Ben has led as the Senior Pastor at Galveston Bible Church (Texas), Grace Presbyterian Church (Peoria, Illinois), and Subiaco Church (Perth, Australia). His many years of shepherding care, preaching, and administration in the local church has given him a passion to come alongside and support younger ministers. Through Spero, our hope is that many Christian leaders will be encouraged to persevere in ministry and bear much fruit for the glory of God.

Pastors retreatPastors retreatWomen's retreat

“I enjoyed the retreat so much and felt so loved... Thank you for blessing us so generously and with such genuine joy and delight. I leave feeling refreshed, blessed, loved, and cared for on such a personal and individual level.” 

Retreat participant

Support Us

We are grateful for your support of Spero Ministries. If you are interested in giving financially, please see the details below.

Bank transfer:
Account name: Spero Ministries Incorporated
BSB: 036-051
Account number: 561769

Please make checks out to Lone Pine Ministries and mail them to:
P.O. Box 195982
Dallas, TX 75219

Wire transfer:
Please contact Folsom Bell, Lone Pine Ministries treasurer:


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Thank you for your support!

- The Spero Team