Pastor Gene Johnson
The desire of the visionary – Pastor Gene Johnson was planted in his heart many years ago. As he grew stronger in his walk with God, his steps were divinely ordered to accomplish the calling that God had prepared for him.
In the Summer of 1997, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church a small church in La Porte, Texas, was searching for a Shepard to lead its flock. Having recently being prophesied that he would do so, Elder Gene Johnson, who was on the verge of actualizing his aspiration of preaching the gospel, accepted the role and became Pleasant Hill Baptist Church newly appointed Senior Pastor. With the anointed word birthed in the young pastor, lives began to transform, and Church memberships quickly grew. The 2800 sq. ft. sanctuary was reconstructed into a magnificent 18000 sq. ft. House of Worship”, under the moniker, “Pleasant Hill Church of Deliverance.”
Pastor Johnson instantly became a respected staple within the local district. He currently serves on several boards and is president of Breaking Free Foundation. Garnered with a keen insight to have the “Good News” spread beyond the four walls of the church, he formed; (1) “Pleasant Hill Prison Outreach Ministry (PHPOM)”, a program designed to give imprisoned inmates the unfiltered word of God, encouragement, and hope while being incarcerated, at the Texas Department of Corrections facilities, (1) the PH Homeless Outreach ministry, (2) “Higher Achievers Learning Center” and “High Achievers Enrichment Center”, (3) Women’s Out Reach Programs, which aids domestic abused homeless, and drug addicted victims. Pastor Johnson has had an instrumental voice in the City of La Porte bringing a rapid change to the city. He is always seeking opportunities to bring improvement to the community both, spiritually and naturally.
Pastor Johnson has expanded the Pleasant Hill Church of Deliverance Ministry to the City of Houston, Texas, where the Divine Connection (DC) of Katy Church has quickly developed into an astonishing facet of praise and worship.
Pastor Gene Johnson has been married to Lady Gail Johnson for 40 years. Their union has exemplified the true meaning of how marriage should be to numerous couples. They are blessed with a son, Terance and a daughter, Nicole. Pastor Johnson and the first Lady Gail have five amazing and beautiful grandchildren.