About Our Pastor
The Very Rev. Dr. Jeffery Alex James Johnson is seen and acknowledged as a voice for this generation. He has an amazing ability to minister effectively to all age groups. His dynamic preaching, teaching, and leadership style is coupled with an intellectual and spiritual approach to real life accompanied by a down to earth sense of humor. His footprints into ministry started in 1994 and his pastoral ministry began 2001. A boy preacher, Johnson knew at the age of 5 that the Lord anointed him to change the world!
Over the years God has allowed Overseer Jeffery Johnson to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to hundreds of thousands of people. His ministry has led him to minister throughout the United States of America as well as to other countries. In his pursuit of excellence in ministry, Dr. Johnson is a degreed professional who understands the necessity and the non negotiable for sharing the Word of God with clarity, conviction, and common sense. He's a recipient of numerous awards and honors.
Overseer Johnson is a husband, father, pastor, administrator, author, educator, leader, social activist, and gifted communicator. He serves as the pastor and founder of Connections Community Church which is one church in two cities. He serves as the Florida State Diocesan-Overseer of the United Covenant Churches of Christ under the direction of The Most Reverend Eric D. Garnes, D.Min, Presiding Prelate and General Overseer.
Dr. Jeffery Johnson is the manager of the United Way Suncoast Campbell Park Resource Center, in St. Petersburg, FL. His strategic skills of community development has helped to move the resource center from a 700 sqf trailer to their current 9,000 sqf facility. The resource center programing attracts hundreds of residents monthly by assisting them through; financial stability resources, economic development opportunities, and career readiness services. Through his academic pursuits Dr. Johnson has earned a; Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry and a Master of Ministry from Warner University and a Master of Theology, Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Thought from St. Thomas Christian University. He’s currently enrolled at Anderson University pursing another terminal doctoral degree. Dr. Johnson is a previous collegiate administrator, author, life coach, leadership consultant and global ambassador for the Bey Good Foundation for Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.Dr. Johnson is the founder and principal partner of the JAJJ Executive Coaching Firm. JAJJ Executive Coaching Firm is a consulting group that seeks to assist churches and small businesses to reach their targeted audiences.
Socially he's a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. He's married to Lady Teasia Johnson. They have an amazing blended family of three boys; Jeffery, Josiah and Jonah Johnson.
LEADERSHIP "PREVIOUS AND CURRENT"
Founder: JAJJ Executive Coaching
CEO: The Harvin-Cheeseborough Enrichment Center
Pastor: Connections Community Church, Lake Wales, FL and Tampa, FL
Former Director of Church Partnerships: Warner University
Health Equity Committee: American Heart Association
Family Services/ERSEA Committee: Lutheran Services Florida, INC
Board of Directors: King’s Kids Academy
Board of Directors: Florida State Association of the COG, Elected Recording Secretary
Board of Directors: Chairman, Mavericks in Educations, LLC-Charter Schools
Board of Directors: Tampa Bay Community and Development Corporation
School Advisory Council Member: Benjamin Franklin Middle School
Consultant: Student Leadership Univeristy-www.studentleadership.net
President: Greater Tampa Bay Ministerial Alliance, Inc
President: JAJJ Enterprises, Inc
President: Jeffery A.J. Johnson Ministries, Inc
Adjunct Instructor: Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
Global Ambassador: BeyGood Philanthropic Organization for Beyoncé’ Knowles- Carter
Faith Based Liaison: Eleventh Congressional District. Congresswoman Kathy Castor
Accomplishments, Honors, Awards, and Affiliations
· Cambridge’s “Who’s Who”-Business Partnership for Executive, Professional & Entrepreneurs
· Volunteer of the Year: The United Way of Tampa Bay
· Stellar Community Service Award: U.S. Census Bureau
· Member: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
· Honorary Chair: 2013 NAACP Freedom Fund
· Graduate: Tampa Leadership Institute (www.tampabayleader.org)
· Author: "Creating A Better Me" and "Who's Eating Me?"
· Founder: You Deserve To Be Loved Girls Summit