Troy T. Johnson, Senior Pastor

Rev. Troy Tyrone Johnson serves as the senior pastor of Fresh Start Community Church in Houston Texas. Knowing that God had called him to the pastoral ministry, Pastor Troy Johnson was compelled to do what God required of him. After much prayer, fasting and seeking direction from God, Pastor Johnson was lead to organize the Fresh Start Community Church of Houston Texas in July 2009. He is a beloved and courageous pastor, servant-leader, distinguished visionary, faithful friend, proud father and grandfather a swell as a highly sought after lecturer and preacher.

Pastor Troy, as he is affectionately known, is the continuing legacy of a strong Christian family. His father Felix Johnson is an ordained Deacon; and his mother, Rev. Audrey Johnson, is an ordained preacher and pastor. He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and is one of six children. In 1986 Pastor Troy was called to the preaching ministry at the Beacon Light Baptist Church under the leadership Rev. Dr. Kirk Byron Jones. He moved to New York shortly thereafter and served as an associate minister at Saint Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn. He remained there for nine years under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood. While in New York, he also worked as a substance abuse counselor, a substance abuse intervention specialist for the New York School System and the Director of Youth Empowerment for the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Pastor Johnson returned to the New Orleans community in 1995, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Southern University at New Orleans. He attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Art in Counseling until Hurricane Katrina caused him to relocate to Houston. During his time in New Orleans, Rev. Troy taught in the Orleans Parish School System; worked for Great Expectation Foundation Inc. as a HIV/AIDS Case Manager; and served as an associate minister at Christian Unity Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Dwight Webster. Lead by the Holy Spirit, in 1999 Pastor Johnson founded the Deliverance Community Baptist Church, and instituted peer review curriculum for young preachers which was dubbed ‘The Preacher’s Clinic’. Pastor Johnson served his congregation, his colleagues, and the community as Senior Pastor of the Deliverance until August of 2005.

As a result of the devastation suffered in New Orleans, due to Katrina, Pastor Johnson and many of his family members relocated to Houston. After much prayer and fasting Pastor Johnson was led by the Holy Spirit to continue his stay in the Houston area. He connected with The Crossing Community Church, and served as an assistant pastor, under the leadership of Pastor Harvey M. Walker until July of 2009. Again led by the Holy Spirit in July of 2009 Pastor Johnson organized a new fellowship, The Fresh Start Community Church of Houston Texas. While serving as Senior Pastor/Teacher, Pastor Johnson has completed a Master of Art in Counseling at Houston Graduate School of Theology.

A highly regarded Revivalist and lecturer, as well as a nationally sought after preacher; Pastor Johnson has traveled extensively preaching the good news of Jesus Christ and compelling the lost to come to Christ. He is highly respected by his peers as a seasoned colleague; he has had the opportunity to teach on various community related issues in both secular and spiritual arenas. He is known for his vivid and vibrant preaching and for working with hurting people. He believes that God has a plan for all our lives and only we can stop, prevent, or hinder our God given destiny. Pastor Johnson believes that the Church is Gods’ greatest weapon to fight poverty, self-hatred, hunger, and ignorance.  

Pastor Johnson is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Out of all Pastor Johnson’s accomplishments his most important and proudest role is that of father, grandfather and pastor.




Let the one who serves serve in the strength which God supplies that in everything God may get the glory through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:11