Local worship leader Jimmy “Page” Johnson reported Monday that he’s still working nights at a nearby logging operation, manning a chainsaw to help cut down trees, all without ever changing his outfit.
“It’s really ideal for my situation,” Johnson said, clad in long-sleeved flannel and sipping a mocha after service as he prepared to make the trek out to the woods for his night job. “The church is a part-time thing, so this helps me pay the bills.” “Plus, my uniform is the same for both jobs, which is nice: button-up flannel shirt, beanie, oversized eyewear, blue jeans for protection, faux combat boots, and a large beard to keep me warm during the grueling winter months.”
Taking on two demanding jobs isn’t without its dangers, however: Johnson reports that on more than one occassion, he’s accidentally brought his chainsaw to church and his guitar to the logging work site. “Haha, Butch, Chief, Thumper, and the gang really had a good laugh over that one,” Johnson said sheepishly. “Bringing the wrong equipment. Man, was that silly.” “The construction workers at the job site laughed too when they saw the guitar that night,” he added.
I’ve Always Wanted to be A Lumberjack