Myers, Johnston was born on December 14, 1859 in Kingston, New York, United States. Son of Abram and Martha (Osterhoudt) Myers.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, 1882. Bachelor of Divinity, Rochester Theological Seminary, 1885, Doctor of Divinity. Doctor of Divinity, Georgetown, 1895, Ewing College, 1897, University of Rochester, 1912.
Ordained Baptist ministry, 1885. Pastor Ninth St. Church, Cincinnati, 1885-1895, Immanuel Church, Chicago, 1895-1926. Trustee Chicago Theological Seminary, 1896-1910.
President Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Chicago many years. 1st vice president Northern Baptist Canv.
Married Mary Rachel Bonsall, December 1891. Children: Martha (Mistress Malcolm Hart), Robert B., Dorothy (Mistress Jerome Keith).