Curtis L. Johnson

The Host of Gospel JAMZ

Catch Pastor Curtis Sundays from 7am-1pm and weekdays from 5-6am.

Pastor Curtis L. Johnson, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, was born to Deacon William & Sadie Johnson. He is a graduate of J.L. Mann High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he served for four years. While in the Air Force, Pastor Johnson felt the call to come home to help his grandfather, the Rev. A. B. Sherman, build Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church.

Pastor Johnson preached his initial sermon in August of 1990 and became the Senior Pastor of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church in May of 1993.

Over the years, he has organized Kingdom Builders Pastors Fellowship for the purpose of fostering strong relationships among pastors. Additionally, he organized the African-American and Latino/Hispanic Roundtable consisting of leaders in both the respective minority communities.

In a continued effort to build, Pastor Johnson is the Founder of the MLK Dream Weekend– a community-wide celebration of events representing Dr. Martin Luther King's theme's of diversity and empowerment for the Greenville area. (Thanks to the entire Upstate community for your incredible support!)

Furthering his service to the community, Pastor Johnson is the Gospel Director with the #1 rated radio show the Upstate on the #1 station in the nation, 107.3 JAMZ. His shows are broadcast Sundays, 7am-1pm and Monday – Friday, 4am-6am, where his nuggets of wisdom are an inspiration to many.

Pastor Johnson has studied at Morris College School of Religion extension program, the American Baptist Theological Seminary extension program, North Greenville College, and Greenville Technical College. He is currently a student at Gardner-Webb University in the M. Christopher White Divinity School Master of Divinity Program.

He has been 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 the three editions of Dunn and Bradstreet's National Registry of "Who's Who among Executives and Businesses."

Through his preaching and teaching, God has used Pastor Johnson to affect the lives of many churches, pastors, men, women, and youth. He and his wife, First Lady Charla Johnson, partner together to build lives and relationships for the Kingdom of God. They have two sons, Isaiah & Joshua.

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04/15/2013 2:18AM
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04/02/2014 6:02AM
inspirational messages
Good morning Pastor Johnson, Is there anyway I could purchase a CD of your morning inspirational messages?
04/13/2014 8:52AM
response to the question about secular artists singing gospel
Hello Pastor Johnson, God bless you. A few scriptures came to mind. First, " [Jesus] came to seek and to save that which was lost." Luke 19:10. Mark 9:40 says, "For he that is not against us is on our part. " Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:Philippians 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.Philippians 1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
04/14/2014 1:54PM
secular artists singing gospel
It is good for in this it reveals that they are not living without Christ. Many sing secular music as a job. Just as many sing gospel as a job. We don't know their story and should not look at them in judgment. Secular artists have been writing gospel for years. Lyrics have been changed by labels for the purpose of wealth. When we encourage them and their labels by embracing the transition. It's like draft day.We just got stronger. Now his followers see who he is following and will seek him as well.
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