Dr. Charlotte Russell Johnson is a writer, motivational speaker, and Christian evangelist. She has had an active prison ministry for numerous years. She has worked with numerous non-profit agencies. Her work has encompassed helping inmates, victims of AIDS, teenage mothers, and substance abusers. The author was instrumental in establishing Teens Empowerment Awareness with ReSolutions, Inc. (TEARS). Dr. Johnson has B.A. in Health Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University where she graduated Phi Kappa Phi and magna cum laude. She received her Master's Degree from Troy State University in Community Psychology in Counseling. She holds a D.Min. in Biblical Counseling. She attended the graduate programs of Beacon College and Graduate School, Beacon University, Andersonville Seminary, and Southern Christian University. However, she states her GED remains her proudest degree.