Rev. Johnson is a proud native of Gresham, SC in Marion County. He the son Nathaniel
and the late Linda Johnson Williams. He has 1 daughter, Jaqairia Rogers. His siblings
are Tremayne and Yolanda Johnson.
He recognized the call on his life at an early age. At the age of 18, he accepted the call
to preach at White Hill Missionary Baptist Church and began his journey to deliver the
Word of God. He preached his initial sermon in August 1997.
Shortly thereafter, in March 1999, Rev. Johnson became the pastor of Hill Chapel
Missionary Baptist Church, Duford, SC. In November 2009, he also became the pastor
of New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Darlington, SC.
An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Johnson is known for his practical
teaching and preaching. His style plainly lays out the scripture so that those who hear
him are able to apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. He has a
passion for serving and helping others. He is devoted to reclaiming those who are lost
and planting the seed for those who have yet to confess the Lord Jesus Christ. In doing
so, he doesn’t focus on getting those who are lost to join a church, but rather confess
their sins, acknowledge that Jesus is indeed the Son of God who came and died, and to
devote their lives to the Kingdom of God.
Dr. Shawn Johnson currently serves as Superintendent of Clarendon County School
District Two. Formerly, he served as Superintendent of Barnwell School District 19 in
Blackville, SC. Prior to becoming a superintendent, Dr. Johnson served as a classroom
teacher, assistant principal, school board member, and principal, for various school
districts in SC. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University,
Master of Education in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, Master of Education
in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Winthrop University, Educational
Specialist in Educational Administration from South Carolina State University, and his
Doctor of Education degree from South Carolina State University. He also received his
Master of Divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary.
Rev. Johnson is grateful for all that God has blessed him to be able to accomplish in his
life; however, no earthly accomplishment can compare to the joy he feels when
preaching and teaching the Word of God.