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Biography of Pastor Curtis L. Johnson, M. Div.


Pastor Curtis L. Johnson is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a 1985 graduate of JL. Mann High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he served for four years. Pastor Johnson earned his Master of Divinity Degree from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University.

He has served as Senior Pastor of the Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church since 1993. He is a former SC State Overseer for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.

Pastor Johnson was nominated as one of the "Outstanding Young Men of America". His academic performance earned him recognition on the "National Dean's List". He is listed in Dunn and Bradstreet's National Registry of "Who's Who among Executives and Businesses." He is currently the Chairman of the Board for one of the leading anti-poverty Community Action Agencies in SC, SHARE (Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources).

Pastor Johnson is a member of the Diversity Advisory Committees for Greenville Health System and Greenville Technical College. He is also a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Academy through Furman University.

Pastor Johnson is the Founder and Chairman of the MLK Dream Weekend, which was the community-wide celebration for Greenville, SC in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. This 10 year multi-event effort has currently produced over $1 million in scholarships to deserving students all across the Upstate, as well as many jobs and life-changing opportunities for young and old alike.

Pastor Johnson organized the 107 Days of Nonviolence Service Project, which was designed to address the violence in the community. It was also designed to inspire youth and adults of the Upstate to embrace nonviolence as a lifestyle, and improve the quality of life in the Upstate. This effort helped to account for a 15% reduction in violent crime in Greenville County during the 107 Days.

Pastor Johnson serves as the Gospel Director of 107.3 JAMZ, WJMZ in Greenville, SC. Under his tenure, he received the South Carolina Broadcaster Service Award for the 107 Days of Nonviolence Service Project.

He recently received the Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Service Award from the Obama Administration.

Pastor Johnson's vision is to build lives, relationships, and communities through the message and ministry of the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ.

Through his preaching and teaching, God has used Pastor Johnson to affect the lives of many churches, pastors, men, women and youth. Pastor Johnson and his wife of 27 years, Charla Johnson have two sons, Isaiah & Joshua.

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