Rev. Darrin K. Johnson, Sr. is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He is the seventh child of the late Phyllis Johnson and Mr. Harbee Johnson who currently resides in Philadelphia. After graduating from the Benjamin Franklin School of Electronics, he enrolled at Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and minored in Social Work. He later enrolled in International Seminary in Florida via correspondence courses. In 1998, he earned a degree in Practical Theology. In 2000, Rev. Johnson earned his Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. In fall 2008, Rev. Johnson received the Riley Diversity Fellows from Furman University Diversity Leaders Initiative.
Rev. Johnson was licensed and ordained by Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia on March 10, 1996 where he also served as an associate minister, Sunday school teacher, and worked with the evangelism ministry under his spiritual father Rev. Dr. Wesley K. McLaughlin. Rev. Johnson served as pastor of Central Baptist Church in Charleston, SC from 2002 to 2013. He now serves as the proud pastor of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Williamston, SC. He serves as a Board Member of Main Street Williamston.
Rev. Johnson has been an instructor for Morris College Extension in the following areas: Homiletics, New Testament and Old Testament.
Rev. Johnson's civic affiliations include - Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, The National/Progressive Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Baptist Education and Missionary Convention of SC, Charleston County Ministerial Alliance, North Charleston Police Dept. Officer Recruitment Committee, Board Member of the Hollings Cancer Center at Medical University of SC, and a mentor for Charleston County Public Schools. He has also worked with the Home Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc.
He has received various awards and honors including the Pastoral Award for Counseling the Sick and Dying, Hampton Ministerial Award, Benedict College Significant Financial Support and Grateful Appreciation Award. He is also certified to teach for the SC Congress of Christian Education and the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education.
Above all, Rev. Johnson is a man who loves God and his family. He is married to the former Tonya A. Clark of Martinsville, Virginia and they are the proud parents of Darrin K. Johnson, Jr., affectionately known as "DJ."
Thank God for His grace.