Carl Johnson is a husband, father, futurist, spiritual and cultural leader.
He serves as the lead pastor of our church. Known around the community for his spiritual creativity and cosmopolitan diversity, his vision (with God’s guidance) has helped mold Emmanuel Baptist Church as a community of followers of Jesus Christ committed to living by faith, being known by love, and being a voice of hope. Since the mid 90’s, Johnson has led Emmanuel on a great mission in which the primary focus is to serve the community, town, country, and ultimately, the world.
Engaging such issues as culture, creativity, change, and leadership, Carl is widely known as a thought-provoking communicator. His travels have taken him to all over the country and he has spoken to a wide variety of audiences. He also partners with various Christian organizations for spreading of the message of Christ.
Carl is a native of Birmingham, AL, and is a former member of the United States Army and a graduate of Carver Bible College. He and wife, Rolanda, have three children, Aryonna, Macii, & Joycelynne.