America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Craig Johnston


Craig Johnston is an energy industry veteran with 25 years of experience in global business development, strategy formulation & execution, marketing, operations and engineering. He is described as an inspirational change leader with a rare combination of strategic insight, real-world experience and financial acuity. He strives to lead with integrity, personal dedication and a commitment to excellence.

Most recently, Craig co-founded Hive Companies to focus on distributed energy solutions and energy-related services for commercial properties. Prior to this, he served as Vice-President of Corporate Strategy Development and Marketing for Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp., the parent company of OG&E, a regulated electric utility, and Enogex, a midstream natural gas pipeline business.

Prior to joining OGE Energy Corp., Craig served as Senior Vice President – Worldwide Oil & Gas Market for Air Liquide; a Paris-based manufacturer and marketer of industrial gases. He also held a wide variety of positions in process engineering, refining operations, economic optimization, business planning, strategy management, and business development during a 20-year career with ConocoPhillips.

Craig has an MBA from Rice University and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He has also completed the Trailblazers Leadership ProgramTM at the London Business School, the Enterprise Leadership Program at the Darden School of Business – University of Virginia, Leadership at the Peak at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs and the Utility Executive Program at the University of Idaho.

Craig serves on various organization boards as a Director, including: Trove, a FL data fusion company, Allied Arts in Oklahoma City, Sentinel Transportation Company (Delaware), and The Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho.

Craig and Rebecca, his wife of more than 30 years, have two adult sons, Steven and David.

Craig’s life verse is: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” Max DePree

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Oklahoma City - North Key Players
Gaillardia Country Club

Chair: Craig Johnston
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9AM - 4PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: Gaillardia Country Club, 5300 Gaillardia Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73142

Oklahoma City - North C12
Gaillardia Country Club

Chair: Craig Johnston
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 Am - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: Gaillardia Country Club, 5300 Gaillardia Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73142

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Member since 2005

C12 gives me time away to work on my business, not in my business.

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Member since 2004

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Member since 2002

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