Reverend James Johnson will preach July 12, 2012 at the Foolishness of Preaching Festival starting at 7 p.m. at Gifts of Life Ministries located at 1542 Jackson Avenue. Reverend James Johnson was born on July 10, 1973 to James and Lottie Johnson in Mason, Tennessee. Reverend Johnson was licensed and ordained in ministry at the age of 23 years old at First Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brownsville, Tennessee under the leadership of Pastor Joseph Darby.
With a firm belief that “Understanding breeds Application”, Reverend Johnson attended American Baptist College-Jackson Extension in Jackson, Tennessee where he received a Diploma in Theology with honors in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, Summa Cum Laude in 2010. Reverend Johnson completed a Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling at Memphis Theological Seminary and currently working towards a Master of Divinity degree at Memphis Theological Seminary.
Reverend Johnson is the pastor of Wortham Chapel Baptist Church in Alamo, Tennessee where his focus is building a bridge between community and church. Under his leadership, Wortham Chapel Baptist Church has experienced tremendous growth built on a fundamental facet of love and compassion.
Reverend Johnson is married to Monica Claybrook Johnson and has two daughters, Jaslyn and Mariah.