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Charlotte Russell Johnson

Columbus, Georgia, United States


Charlotte Russell Johnson is the founder of Reaching Beyond Ministries, Inc. and Reaching Beyond the Breaks Ministries. She is a writer, motivational speaker, and Christian evangelist. Her new book, A Journey To Hell and Back is impacting lives for the kingdom of God. She has had an active prison ministry for more than twelve years. She has worked with numerous non-profit agencies. Evangelist Johnson served as the New Connections to Work Coordinator at Columbus Tech when the school began a collaborative partnership with other state agencies to change the face of welfare. Later, she served as the Community Resource Development Coordinator for Region VIII with the Department of Family and Children Services. Her efforts led to a former welfare recipient being selected as the woman of the year by several local radio stations. Additionally, Evangelist Johnson was selected citizen of the month by The Columbus Times Newspaper and Columbus Bank and Trust Company. Her work has encompassed helping inmates, victims of AIDS, teenage mothers, welfare recipients, and substance abusers. She was instrumental in establishing Teens Empowerment Awareness with ReSolutions, Inc. (TEARS) based in Phenix City, Alabama. Evangelist Johnson has a B.S. in Health Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University where she graduated Phi Kappa Phi and magna cum laude. She was one of the first recipients of the Kennon and Parker Academic Scholarship from Columbus State University. Additionally, she received several honors’ awards. She received her Master's Degree from Troy State University in Community Psychology in Counseling. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Christian Counseling from Beacon College and Graduate School. She has also attended the graduate program of Southern Christian University. However, she states her GED remains her proudest degree. She has two children.

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  • A Journey To Hell and Back