Pastor Steven Johnson is the Senior Pastor and Teacher of House of Hope Church, a ministry dedicated to building the Kingdom of God and spreading the message Hope. His teaching and preaching are practical and powerful, and able to reach all ages, cultures and backgrounds.
Raised in the church as a “preacher’s kid,” Pastor Johnson is a fourth generation preacher and has served in various ministry capacities over the last 15 years. In July of 2013, he was installed as the Senior Pastor of House of Hope Church, where he followed in both his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps.
With a genuine love for people, Pastor Johnson enjoys building relationships with individuals and families across all communities, experiences, and backgrounds, and enjoys interacting with all generations – young, old and in between. He believes that the church is one of the best places to promote community, heal racial and cultural divides, promote education and entrepreneurship, and help people live up to their full potential in Christ.
A respected scholar, theologian, businessman and entrepreneur, Pastor Johnson graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Finance from Morehouse College. He attended seminary at Duke University where he graduated with a Master's of Divinity degree. He recently earned his MBA from the University of Redlands, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He will begin doctoral studies in the fall of 2017 at Duke University in Durham, NC.
Pastor Johnson has also been recognized with several awards and achievements, including being named a Benjamin Elijah Mays Scholar, an Otis Moss Jr.’s Oratorical Contest Winner, and an E.B. Williams Honor Recipient. He also received the prestigious Martin Luther King’s Jr. Scholarship and the Jameson Jones Preaching Award from Duke University. He has traveled internationally to South America and South Africa, preaching, teaching and conducting missionary work.
On a personal level, Pastor Johnson enjoys reading, traveling, RVing, fishing and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. He is blessed with the love of his life, Jennifer Johnson, and together they are the proud parents of two gorgeous and precocious daughters, Saraiya Elise and Jordynn Rae, and their handsome son, Steven Dewayne Johnson III.