Barry Johnson

  • CLU®
  • ChFC®
  • CFP®
  • CAP®
  • CLTC®
  • AEP®

Focus: Insurance Strategies, Investment Strategies

Languages: English

After graduating from college with an accounting degree, Barry entered the insurance and financial services industry in 1972.  Two years later he formed his company, which later became known as Johnson Financial Group (JFG).  Barry received his Chartered Life Underwriter® designation in 1981, his Chartered Financial Consultant® designation in 1985, his Certified Financial Planner® designation in 1995, his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation in 2011, his Certified in Long-Term Care designation in 2015, and his Accredited Estate Planner® designation in 2018.  Effective July 1, 2016, the group benefits division of JFG was merged into George Belcher Evans & Wilmer (GBEW).


Some of Barry’s professional affiliations include:

  • Dallas Estate Planning Council, Member
    • President, 2018 – 2019
    • Board of Governors, 1997 – 1999, 2000 – 2002, 2012 – Present
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals, Member
    • Dallas Chapter, President, 1995 – 1996
    • Board Member, 1991 – 1997
  • Estate Planning Council of North Texas, Member
  • Association for Advanced Life Underwriting, Member
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Member
  • National Association of Health Underwriters, Member
  • Million Dollar Round Table, Life Member
  • The International Association of Advisors in PhilanthropyTM, Member
  • National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Member
  • North Texas Chapter, Board of Directors, 2014 – 2016
  • Kingdom Advisors, Member
  • Trinity Christian Academy Professional Advisory Group for Planned Giving, Member
  • Generosity Council for the National Christian Foundation of North Texas, Member
  • Parkland Foundation Planned Giving Council, Member


Some of his community activities include:

  • Happy Hill Farm Children’s Home and Academy
    • Board Chairman, 1990 – 1992
    • Board Member, 1986 – 2008, 2011
  • Search Ministries, Inc., Dallas, Texas, Advisory Board, 1992 – Present
  • Young Life, Dallas Metropolitan Board, Board Member, 1987 – 1991
  • Young Life, Lake Highlands Junior High, Dallas, Texas, Steering Committee, 1992 – 1994
  • Boy Scouts of America, Circle 10 Council, Handicapped Scouting, Board Member, 1980 – 1983


Barry and his wife Barbara have been married for 42 years, have two married daughters, one married son, and ten grandchildren.


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