A native of Merced, California, First Lady Charla L. Johnson is the devoted wife of Senior Pastor, Curtis L. Johnson. Together, they partner in full time ministry at the Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church in Pelzer, SC. Lady Johnson serves as the administrator for the VBOBC Bookstore, Administrative Executive for CLJ Ministries, The Music & Arts Department Director, Worship Leader, and marriage and self-help counselor.
Lady Johnson is a visionary in her own right. Through her commitment to the Kingdom of God, she has established and founded the Women of Virtue Ministry, Daughters of Virtue Ministry, Women In Pursuit Discipleship group, and the Ministers Source of Strength.
First Lady Johnson is uniquely anointed to minister to the needs of hurting women so that they will become the virtuous women that God has created them to be. Further pursuit of the passion to minister to women has caused First Lady to mentor a group of young ladies who are 17-26 years of age. By her leadership and Godly example, many women have recognized who they are in Christ and have positioned themselves for greatness in the Kingdom.
With a captivating voice, Lady Johnson enjoys ministering to the Lord thru song. Gifted as an exhorter and worshipper, First Lady Johnson lures her audience into the presence of God. Moreover, she developed the SpiritFest Legend, Gospel music’s answer to the American Idol concept, where the SpiritFest Legend receives a prize package that includes tickets to the Stellar Awards, professional production of a promotional CD, and professional ministry management. In addition to her many talents, God has birthed an exceptional gift of expressive writings. These poetic writings not only tell a story of truth but also of triumph. Lady Johnson is completing her first literary work; a book entitled, “My Heart...Simply Written Simply Shared” which is a collection of Letters, Poetry and Writings. Undoubtedly, each of her works challenge, encourage and inspire.
She was educated in the school systems of Lakenheath Air Force Base in England. She is the daughter of the late Elder Sam Jones & Mother Donna Jones. Pastor and Lady Johnson are the proud parents of Isaiah and Joshua.
A woman of destiny, a woman of strength, a woman of integrity, a woman of vision, she is First Lady Charla L. Johnson.