Rev. Rodrecus M. Johnson Sr. is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. June 1976, he joined the United States Coast Guard where he furthered his education in the field of Electronics and Human Relations Counseling and later became a Senior Electronics Technician and Human Relations Counselor for the United States Coast Guard.
While serving in the Coast Guard he was assigned to the Tide Water area and joined Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Portsmouth, Virginia where he served as a Steward and received his license to preach under the pastorate of Rev. Ronald E. Braxton.
Obtaining an honorable discharge December 1986 from the United States Coast Guard after 10 ½ years of service, Rev. Johnson moved to Baltimore, Maryland and joined the rank of Ministers at Bethel A.M.E. Church under the pastorates of Bishop John R. Bryant and Bishop Frank M. Reid III. He served faithfully for 5 years as the Minister to the Communications Ministry, which housed the Media, Television, Radio, and Tape Ministries.
In May of 1991, Rev. Johnson became an Associate Minister of Waters A.M.E. Church under the pastorate of the Rev. Ronald E. Braxton. At Waters, Rev. Johnson served in various ministries that met the needs of the congregation and community.
Rev. Johnson was ordained an Itinerant Elder in April of 1994 and received his first Pastoral appointment in April of 1995 to The Bazil A.M.E. Church located in Cockeysville, Maryland. This church needed major renovations. Renovations were completed within nine months of Pastor Johnson’s arrival. Through the faithfulness of the people and the guidance of the Pastor, the membership continued to grow physically and spiritually.
June 17, 2004 Rev. Johnson received his second Pastoral Appointment to The Immanuel Temple A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Rev. Johnson under God’s guidance took this church to higher heights where God was glorified and the people grew in the grace of the Lord along with the community in which the church was located.
Rev. Johnson has served in various areas within the A.M.E. Church as; an Associate minister, Steward, Minister of Communications, Teacher, Advisor to Altar Boys, Minister to Youth, Married Couples, Minister to Bereavement Ministry, and as a Liaison to the local Community. Presently, he serves as the Treasurer of the Baltimore Conference, Member of the Baltimore Conference Scholarship Committee and Second Episcopal District Finance Committee.
He is presently the Pastor of The Historic Trinity A.M.E. Church located in East Baltimore where Trinity is being revitalized for greater Ministry for the Lord.
Rev. Johnson is the product of the following Colleges: Anne Arundel Community College, Sojourner Douglas College, and Coppin State College.
He has over forty years (43) of Federal Government Service and is employed as an Engineering Specialist at the National Security Agency located in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Rev. Rodrecus M. Johnson Sr. has been married to The Rev. Robin D. Johnson for over forty-two years and they are blessed with three loving children. Mrs. Cykeithia Turner (Edward), Rev. Rodrecus Jr. (Ayonna) and Miss Amanda Johnson. In addition, they are blessed with four loving grandsons, Rodrecus III, Christopher, Jackson and Antonio whom they cherish.
His passion for the Church is threefold which is seen or heard though his preaching the Word of God, Equipping the Youth in the various facets of the A.M.E. Church and providing Leadership Training to those who are called to serve in the House of the Lord. Rev. Johnson loves the Lord and Doctrine upon which the A.M.E. Church is built. “The Joy of the Lord is My Strength” is what keeps him moving in this walk for the Lord.