Troy Tyrone Johnson 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 minister and pastor. He was born and raised in New Orleans, La. and is one of six children. In 1986, while still a very young man, Rev. Troy (as he is affectionately known), was called to the preaching ministry at Beacon Light B.C. under the leadership Rev. Dr. Kirk B. 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, and 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, Audiology and Psychology from Southern University at New Orleans. He attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of a Masters of Divinity in Psychology, and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy 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 he dubbed ‘The Preacher’s Clinic’. Pastor Johnson served his congregation, his colleagues, and the community as senior pastor of 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 Sprit 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 Sprit 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 attends the Houston Graduate School of Theology where he is pursuing a dual masters, in divinity and counseling.
A highly regarded Revivalist, and 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 regarded 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. He 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 to Charles Butler and Derik L. Johnson, as well as, grandfather to Dillon and Breadon.