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With the fundamental belief that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things, Kevin Wayne Johnson lives to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. His passion is reflected through his national best-selling book series (Give God the Glory!) that have earned 17 literary awards since 2001, all published through his Christian-based publishing company – Writing for the Lord Ministries, as a former radio and television host, and in several leadership positions within the local church, the Christian publishing industry, and the National Association of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Johnson was introduced to the Bible and the Christian doctrine as a child and active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. At the age of eight, his maternal grandmother (Granny), a devout Seventh Day Adventist, prophesied that he would preach the gospel in due season. From these planted seeds, Johnson, alongside his wife, Gail, confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior on May 2, 1993. This spiritual transformation occurred slightly less than two months after their marriage on March 6th.
An active member and Pastor of Ministry at Celebration Church, Columbia, Maryland, he serves the congregation with responsibility for championing the Purpose of Ministry in Celebration Church (CC) and into the surrounding region by leading the Ministry Team in providing environments designed to help people experience the benefits of Serving Christ through participating in a ministry of CC (1 Peter 4:10). In parallel, Johnson serves as President of WIN (Bible) Institute, as a small group leader, and is a licensed minister by the Church of God (CDP district). On the national level, Johnson serves as Secretary, National Association of the Church of God Men’s Ministry. Johnson was initially ordained into the Christian ministry as a deacon at Shiloh Pentecostal Church, Incorporated, Christian Love Center, Somerville, New Jersey, with his wife, on May 21, 2000. While there, he served as Chair of the deacon board for three years and led the monthly “Hour of Power” prayer service on Friday nights. His ministerial training and experience includes: Evangelical Training Association (ETA) certified instructor (2000 to present), and adjunct professor at the National Bible College & Seminary World Outreach Center, National Church of God, Fort Washington, Maryland (2004 to present).
Johnson is a professional in government as well as private industry. For 25 years, he has performed successfully in numerous middle and senior-level positions in the areas of workforce development, training, organizational change, acquisition/procurement, customer service, client relationships, and program management, to include the National Security Agency, Department of the Treasury, the Government of the District of Columbia, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Department of the Army, Defense Logistics Agency, and in the private sector at Vivendi Universal and Reuters America. He has testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, and has prepared testimony that was presented before the District of Columbia Committee on Government Operations. Johnson is a graduate of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School’s Executive Potential Program (1996). During this program, he assisted the Office of Federal Procurement Policy with several procurement reform initiatives that were tied to the National Performance Review under the Clinton Administration. In 1999, he was awarded the distinction of “Fellow” by the National Contract Management Association Board of Directors.
Pastor Johnson maintains an active involvement in community service and retains membership in several professional and civic organizations to include the National Contract Management Association, Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Association and African-American Alumni Council (founding member), serving on the School of Business Alumni Board of Directors from 1994 to 1996, the African-American Federal Executives Association, the Christian Small Publishers Association, and the Autism Society of America, Howard County, Maryland Chapter.
Pastor Johnson is the eldest son of Ernest and the late Adele Johnson. He attended and graduated from the Richmond Public School system and Virginia Commonwealth University earning a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Management/Economics/Finance. He also completed course work towards a MBA degree at Marymount University and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 2002, Johnson graduated from the True Disciple Ministries Bible Institute, Somerville, New Jersey, earning three Church Ministries Certifications (Foundational, Standard, and Advanced) through ETA, Wheaton, Illinois. Minister Johnson lives in Clarksville, Maryland, with his wife and three sons, Kevin, Christopher, and Cameron.