Lloyd Orville Johnson

Lloyd Orville Johnson (November 14, 2012)

Lloyd was a graduate of the U.S.C. School of
Architecture. He worked for the Irvine Company
as the original Marketing Manager for the 850 acre
Newport Center Development and started the firm of
Johnson – Shelton commercial brokerage in Irvine.
In 1964 the Johnsons, together with other local
couples, were encouraged to start “a ‘Think and Pray’
group which began to reach out to others through Bible
studies and testimony meetings in homes throughout
the Newport Harbor area and in 1964 this group
organized the first Christian Leadership Week and
Newport Beach Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast...(which)
grew to a dozen additional cities and over twenty-five
churches participate and the name changed to Orange
Coast Christian Outreach...” (quoted from (http://
In 1965, the Spirit of God was working in this same
group to create a new local church, now known as
Mariners Church. A video relating the history of
Mariners Church by Lloyd, Joe Aldrich and Kenton
Beshore is provided on the Mariners Church web site
found at http://www.marinerschurch.org/who-we-are/
To his dying breath Lloyd was what is called a real