Meet a Scientologist Gets a Taste of Success With Pizza Entrepreneur Mr. Jim

Jim Johnson, founder of MrJims.Pizza, serves up a slice-of-life story on Meet a Scientologist on the Scientology Network

Scientology Network’s MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST, the weekly series spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists from around the world and all walks of life, announces an episode featuring pizza entrepreneur Mr. Jim on Jan. 7.

MEET A SCIENTOLOGIST airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.

Jim Johnson, founder of MrJims.Pizza, a popular pizza chain operating across the U.S., serves up a slice-of-life story of his path to success, the stumbles along the way and how his philosophy to make his customers’ lives better delivered his extraordinary success.


A native of Detroit, Michigan, Jim Johnson got a taste of the food service business early on working at a McDonald’s as a teenager. After discovering Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard, Jim unlocked the confidence to fulfill his lifelong passion—achieving the American Dream by owning his own business. In 1975, he established the first MrJims.Pizza in Michigan. A family trip to the Dallas area revealed it was a “pizza-less” city, so in the late 1970s, he opened another shop there and was soon selling franchises throughout Texas and beyond. Jim drew upon his experience at McDonald’s to develop a system of uniform food preparation to keep the customer experience consistent throughout the growing franchise. According to Jim, no matter how you slice it, top-quality ingredients and distinctive crust made Mr. Jim’s a standout among countless competitors. Mr. Jim’s was also the first pizza chain to implement the idea of ordering online, boosting the number of pies delivered into an entirely new range.

To date, MrJims.Pizza has 46 locations across five states with all the ingredients in place for a whole lot more.

The Scientology Network debuted March 12, 2018. Since launching, the Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories in 17 languages. Satisfying the curiosity of people about Scientology, the network takes viewers across six continents, spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists, showing the Church as a global organization and presenting its social betterment programs that have touched the lives of millions worldwide. The network also showcases documentaries by independent filmmakers who represent a cross-section of cultures and faiths but share a common purpose of uplifting communities.

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Source: Scientology Network