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Pastor Deon Johnson is a native of Nashville, TN. He first felt the call to the gospel ministry as a senior in high school but spent several years in uncertainty of the call. He decided to go to Oakwood College and major in Physical Therapy. When doors closed to that path, he took on a communications major, but this was not in the plans of God for him. Pastor Johnson left OC, going back home to try other endeavors. During this season, God made it abundantly clear that the gospel ministry was where he was to be. At this, he reenrolled at Oakwood College with a major in Theology and a minor in Biblical Languages. Back at Oakwood, Pastor Johnson worked as a chaplain’s assistant for three years. then matriculated at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan in preparation to minister for the Lord Jesus.


While at Oakwood, the Lord led Pastor Johnson to the love of his life, the former Chelise Davis. They entered into holy matrimony on July 4, 2004. To their union, the Lord has added a son and a daughter: Deon II, and Cion.


Pastor Johnson has served his entire pastorate in the South Central Conference, beginning in the district of Tupelo/Amory, Mississippi. While there, the Lord blessed so that many renovation efforts took place, including equipping the sanctuary for use after years of inactivity. A children’s ministry program was activated as well as many community outreach efforts. After five fruitful years in Mississippi, Pastor Johnson was reassigned to the Panama City/Greenwood, Florida district. During his time there, the church experienced significant numeric and spiritual growth through a traditional evangelistic effort, community outreach, and children’s ministries. When a hurricane hit the area, God used the church to be a distribution center to which the community could come and see the personal love of Jesus. Through Pastor Johnson, God has done amazing things.

Pastor Johnson has many hobbies including watching/playing sports, physical fitness/ health, and restoring his old Ford truck. He is zealous for the glory and honor of God. Above all else, his goal is, as a servant of the Most High, to prepare people for the soon-coming Savior.