Donald L. Johnson Biography
Oak Grove MB Church Senior Pastor

Pastor Donald L. Johnson is considered by many as one of the Mid-South's most consecrated and soul-stirring ministers. In 1994, Pastor Johnson moved to Memphis from Kansas City, Missouri with his wife, Rhonda Scott Johnson and their three children to pastor the historic Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He has served as the Senior Pastor at Oak Grove for 22 years. Under Pastor Johnson’s leadership Oak Grove transitioned to a multi-million dollar sanctuary in 2008. The Historic location has been preserved and is used primarily for the Student Youth Ministry.

Pastor Johnson earned a Bachelor of Religious Arts of Theology and a Master of Arts in Religious Arts at the Jacksonville Theological Seminary. His dynamic preaching style has put him in great demand as a revival and conference speaker across the nation. Pastor Johnson currently serves as  the Team Chaplain for the Memphis Grizzlies NBA Team.

Pastor Johnson is gifted with a charismatic personality that loves and cares for people. As a husband, father, and grandfather, he believes that ministry should meet the needs of believers at all ages and stages of life. Pastor Johnson’s divinely inspired mission for Oak Grove church is “We Grow People!”
  • Rev. Johnson’s has impacted me tremendously. I have grown so much as a Christian under his leadership. I admire that he takes to time to get to know his members.

  • Rev. Johnson is authentic, personable, and truly is compassionate. He cares for everyone and anyone he comes in contact with. He is always the same; always friendly, outgoing, and willing to serve.

  • As service started the people began to worship and usher Christ into the service, you could feel Holy Ghost fill the room. The praise and worship was genuine and I felt the overcoming peace of God in the room.