Charles Foster Johnson is the Executive Director of Pastors for Texas Children. In addition, he leads Charles Foster Johnson Ministries, an outreach providing spiritual care, friendship and leadership to churches, organizations, and pastors. He serves also as founder and co-pastor of Bread, a new faith community in Fort Worth, and as Spiritual Director of New Horizons Treatment Center for Children located in Abilene and Goldthwaite, Texas.
Throughout his thirty-two year pastoral ministry he has served churches in Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas, including Second Baptist Church of Lubbock where he led in a complete church relocation, and Trinity Baptist Church of San Antonio where he helped build a multi-cultural and multi-racial community of faith among the 6000 member congregation. He served interim pastorates with Immanuel Baptist Church of Nashville, Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth, and First Baptist Church of Brownwood.
He is the co-founder of the Spiritual Care Network of Tarrant County, a consortium of non-profit agencies joining together for mutual care and support. He also the founder of Pastors for Public Schools, a statewide ecumenical organization of local pastors and churches partnering with local principals and schools, and advocating for proper funding for public education.
He is a frequent preacher and speaker in university, church and business circles. He has written for numerous publications, and has made guest appearances on several cable network news shows. He is involved in civic and denominational life, and was named “Baptist of the Year” by the Baptist Center for Ethics in 2004. He was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College in 2008.
He is married to Jana, has three children, and two grandchildren. He enjoys reading, movies, cooking, backpacking, hunting, and spending time at his ranch in Desdemona, Texas. You may read his blog at www.charlesfosterjohnson.com and find him on Facebook and Twitter.