Pastor's Bio

Reverend Dr. Michael J. Johnson is the pastor of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida since 1988.

He is a 1981 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School.  He completed his general studies at Florida State University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and Master of Divinity, Magna Cum Laude, and Doctor of Ministry degrees from The School of Theology, Virginia Union University in Richmond Virginia.

His denominational and professional affiliations are numerous.  His civic responsibilities reflect a widespread interest in a community ministry that is congregationally based.  He has served as President of: the local NAACP, the Baptist Ministers Union, State Board of Directors of One Church One Child, and President of the District Congress of Christian Education, Dean of the Florida Baptist State Congress of Christian Education, President of the Florida General Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Director of the Florida Baptist STVU Center For Continuing Education, Director of the Spirit of Timothy, Young Pastors and Ministers Ministry of the National Baptist Convention and a member of many other local boards.

Dr. Johnson has received numerous awards and honors, including Outstanding Young Men of America, The D.C. Rice Scholar, The Omega's Citizen of the Year, The Chappie James Award in Community Service, G. Jackson Award in Religion.  He has received  Keys to the City of Pensacola and Tampa.  The Pensacola Community honored him by naming the Michael J. Johnson, Sr. Housing Development after him.  He is currently an Associate Professor at The Selma University, Pensacola Extension. He is the current Dean of the First West Florida District Association, and Vice President of The Baptist Ministers Union of Pensacola and Vicinity,

He is the author of several articles in various denominational publications, a devotion in the African American Devotional Bible, and Two books, From Membership To Ministry, and The Great Spiritual Awakening.

Dr. Johnson is a native of Pensacola, the son of Vernette Johnson Stokes and is married to the former Pamela Michele Robinson.  They are parents of three sons, Michael, Matthew and Micah and one daughter, Mischel.



















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