Our Leadership

Executive Director

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Charles Foster Johnson is a pastor and public education advocate.

He is founder and co-pastor of Bread, a faith community in Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout his thirty-six 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 and Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth, and served a two-year term on the faculty of McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, as Visiting Professor of Preaching.

In 2013, he founded Pastors for Texas Children, a statewide ecumenical organization mobilizing the faith community for public education ministry and advocacy. His child advocacy also includes service on the Board of Trustees of the Child Friendly Faith Project.

He is a frequent preacher and speaker in university, church, business, education, and non-profit 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, including the Mentor Pastor faculty at Perkins School of Theology, SMU and the Board of Trustees of Brite Divinity School, TCU.  He 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 at Morehouse College in 2008.

He is married to Jana, has three children, and three grandchildren.  He enjoys reading, hunting, and spending time at his ranch in Desdemona, Texas.  You may find him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Associate Director

Dr.Charles.LukeDr. Charles Luke is the Associate Director for Pastors for Texas Children. Charles has over 30 years of education and non-profit experience, serving as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in several Texas public school districts. He has also served as a board member, vice president, and chief strategy officer for Volunteers of America, Texas and is the founder and Executive Director for the Tarrant County Spiritual Care Network in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Luke earned his BS and M.Ed. from Texas Tech University and his doctorate in education from the University of North Texas.  In addition to his work with Pastors for Texas Children, he also serves as the Coordinator of the Coalition for Public Schools and as the founder and Director of the Coalition for Education Funding.  He currently serves on the Faith-Based Advisory Board of the Child Welfare League of America, the Fort Worth Mayor’s Faith Advisory Cabinet, and on the advisory board for Helping Restore Ability in Arlington, Texas.

Regional Director (West Texas) – Board President

Bobby BroylesRev. Bobby Broyles is the Board President and West Texas Regional Director for Pastors for Texas Children. He has been with PTC since its inception. A recently retired minister of 41 years, he is currently the chaplain for Hospice of Ballinger.  He has served 4 churches in West Texas in Bangs, Abilene, Earth, and Ballinger.  In Earth he was named man of the year in 1993.

He currently serves as the president of the DOM Research Center, a nonprofit that ministers to Middle East Gypsies. He has served as an officer for the Baptist General Convention of Texas and has served on many BGCT boards and committees. He has served on both the state and national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship boards. He currently serves on the BGCT Theological Education Council.

Bobby received his undergraduate degree from Howard Payne University and his masters from Logsdon Seminary.  In 2012 he was named outstanding alumni for Logsdon.

Bobby has been married to Karen for 40 years.  Karen is a junior high language arts teacher in Winters, Texas.  They have 2 children.  Kristen is an attorney in Dallas and Matthew is a pastor in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Regional Director (East Texas)

Jeff JohnsonRev. Dr. Jeff Johnson is the East Texas Regional Director of Pastors for Texas Children.  Originally from Mississippi, he married Molly Floyd Johnson of Whitewright over three decades ago after they met while attending Texas A&M University in College Station. Molly is a public school teacher for Whitewright ISD.  All three of his children, Lori, Sara, and Julie have left the nest and attended Texas A&M.  Lori is a former public school teacher for College Station ISD and now works as a High School College Readiness Counselor at Pottsboro ISD.  Sara is a professional singer-song writer and on staff at First Baptist Houston. Julie is a fifth grade public school teacher for Hancock Elementary in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.

Rev. Johnson has been very active in the Texas Baptist community having served two terms as President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.  His has been an outspoken advocate for Community Development as a part of the National Christian Community Development Association, an advocate for payday lending reform, the Texas Hunger Initiative, and Texas Public Schools, and prevention of Human Trafficking. He serves on the Boards of BCFS Health and Human Services and Cornerstone Children’s Ranch in Quemado, Texas that houses and ministers to victims of human trafficking. He currently serves as a local pastor in Denison, Texas and a Director and Assistant Professor of Logsdon Seminary Dallas-Ft. Worth.