Because, he says, “God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things,” Pastor Kevin Wayne Johnson has taken up the task of developing individual and organizational operating excellence as his life’s ministry. He coaches in order to coax audiences to live out their gifts, and in the words of his national best-selling book series, to then “Give God the Glory!” This book series has earned the former radio and television host some 19 literary awards. Gayle King, an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine praised his work, writing to him that “Your book, Kevin, touched me.”
Johnson provides organizations, and the people who work within them, with the tools to forge effective personal and interpersonal communication. He delivers training on the elements of dynamic relationships, to equip teams with the attitudes and attributes needed to develop individuals into leaders. He does so through motivating workshops, seminars, insightful keynote speeches and compassionate coaching – all to encourage personal and professional growth.
An Independent certified coach, teacher and speaker with the nationally recognized John Maxwell Team, Johnson leads learning experiences that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the audience, to help maximize efficiency, growth, awareness and effectiveness. He invites those in the audience to “Put Your Dream to the Test” and provides them with a step-by-step action plan for making those dreams come true. This essential exposure to personal development techniques includes guided study and the practical application of John Maxwell’s proven leadership methods, to include ”Leadership Gold” and “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.”
He is also dedicated to assisting authors in making their publishing dreams come true. He’s addressed and led workshops at major events including: The Book Expo America at the Los Angeles Convention Center; the Capital Book Fest in the Washington D.C. metro area; and the Word Power International Book Fair in London, England. In addition, he’s presented sessions before major Christian writers and publishing groups, as well as before national Christian leadership development conventions.
Johnson enjoyed a 34-year career (retired) in government and private industry as a middle-to-senior level leader. He has managed workforce development, training, organizational change, acquisition/procurement, customer service, client relationships, and programming. This work includes projects with the Department of Defense, Department of the Treasury, the District of Columbia, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Department of the Army, the Defense Logistics Agency, and in the private sector at Vivendi Universal and Reuters America.
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Pastor Johnson earned a B.S. in Business Administration and Management/Economics/Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed course work towards an MBA at Marymount University and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
He is an ordained Church of God minister and the Senior Pastor of Accokeek First Church of God, in Accokeek, Maryland and he lives in Clarksville, Maryland with his wife of 25 years, Gail, and three sons, Kevin, Christopher, and Cameron.