Rodrecus M. Johnson, Jr.
Rodrecus M. Johnson, Jr. is known to be an inspirational, intentional, radical, passionate, igniting, and empowering preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Johnson is divinely charged and favored to serve, as the newly appointed Senior Pastor of Anderson Chapel AME Church in Killeen, Texas.
Prior to his appointment to Anderson Chapel, Pastor Johnson was uniquely favored with the opportunity to serve five years as the Senior Pastor of the flagship church of the Pittsburgh Annual Conference, St. James AME in Pittsburgh, PA; three years at Greater Avery AME (Cleveland, OH), one year at Greater Mitchell Chapel AME (Mansfield, OH) and one year at St. Mark AME Church (Columbus, OH).
Prior to his tenure as a pastor, he had the opportunity to serve as Pastor Intern at Central State University Interfaith Campus Ministries for two years where over 170 students were added.
Born December 30, 1980 in Baltimore, MD, Pastor Johnson is the son of Revs. Rodrecus Sr. and Robin Johnson who serve as Senior Pastor and Assistant Pastor of Trinity AME Church in Baltimore, MD. It was this covering that prepared him for an experience that would forever change his life. On December 20, 1998 at the age of 17, the LORD purposed Rodrecus in the midst of a worship experience with a mandate to preach and serve GOD’s people by saying, “It’s your time!” Through extensive prayer and guidance from his father and others, he learned to embrace this divine purpose.
Pastor Johnson considers it a blessing to be a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA obtaining a B.A. in Journalism with a primary focus in Advertising. Immediately after graduating from Temple University in 2004, he was blessed to attend Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, OH receiving a Masters in Divinity with a primary focus in Biblical Studies in 2008. Pastor Johnson is currently matriculating at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, pursuing a Doctorate in Urban Change. He is also a member of the greatest fraternity in all the known and unknown galaxies: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Pastor Johnson is blessed to be married to the Rev. Ayonna D. Johnson who is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary obtaining a dual Masters in Divinity and Clinical Counseling. From this union they were exceedingly blessed in 2009 with an entertaining and anointed son: Rodrecus Maurice Johnson, III. God continued to show his favor in 2013 with the birth of their second son: Christopher Addison Miracle Johnson. God smiled on them once again in 2018 with the birth of their third son: Antonio Dominic West Johnson.
Pastor Johnson believes wholeheartedly in Proverbs 22:4, which says, “Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life.