As with all books in the Give God the Glory! series, it concludes with a family prayer to reinforce the contents within the books' nine chapters. Readers are encouraged to refer to the Give God the Glory! series as collections of prayers, daily prayer books, and prayer books. Prayer shall change our lives for the better as we learn how to apply God's Word to our everyday lives. It can be used as a daily prayer book to learn why and how do I pray.
About the Author
With the fundamental belief that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things, Pastor Kevin Wayne Johnson lives to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. His passion is reflected through his national best-selling book series (Give God the Glory!), that earned 17 literary awards from 2001 to 2012, all published through his Christian-based publishing company – Writing for the Lord Ministries, as a former radio and television host, and in several leadership positions within the local church, the Christian publishing industry, and the National Association of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Johnson was introduced to the Bible and the Christian doctrine as a child and active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. At the age of eight, his maternal grandmother (Granny), a devout Seventh Day Adventist, prophesied that he would preach the gospel in due season. From these planted seeds, Johnson, alongside his wife, Gail, confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior on May 2, 1993. This spiritual transformation occurred slightly less than two months after their marriage on March 6, 1993.
An active member of the Purpose Management Team and Pastor of Discipleship at Celebration Church, Columbia, Maryland, Pastor Johnson oversees the following ministries: Prayer, prison (men and women), Christian education (Bible Institute), Christian guidance, and the Good 4 U Health and Wellness. He also serves as Secretary, National Association of the Church of God Men’s Ministry (2009 to present). Johnson was initially ordained into the Christian ministry as a deacon while at Shiloh Pentecostal Church, Incorporated, Christian Love Center, Somerville, New Jersey, with his wife, in 2000. He is an Evangelical Training Association (ETA) certified instructor (2000 to present).
Johnson is a professional in government as well as private industry. For 27 years, he has performed successfully in numerous middle and senior-level positions in the areas of workforce development, training, organizational change, acquisition/procurement, customer service, client relationships, and program management, to include the Department of Defense, Department of the Treasury, the Government of the District of Columbia, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Department of the Army, Defense Logistics Agency, and in the private sector at Vivendi Universal and Reuters America. He has testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, and has prepared testimony that was presented before the District of Columbia Committee on Government Operations. Johnson is a graduate of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School’s Executive Potential Program (1996). During this program, he assisted the Office of Federal Procurement Policy with several procurement reform initiatives that were tied to the National Performance Review under the Clinton Administration. In 1999, he was awarded the distinction of “Fellow” by the National Contract Management Association Board of Directors.
Johnson maintains an active involvement in community service and retains membership in several professional and civic organizations to include Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Association and African-American Alumni Council, serving on the School of Business Board of Directors from 1994 to 1996, the African-American Federal Executives Association, the Christian Small Publishers Association, and the Autism Society of America, Howard County, Maryland Chapter.
Pastor Johnson is the eldest son of Ernest and the late Adele Johnson. He attended and graduated from the Richmond Public School system and Virginia Commonwealth University earning a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Management/Economics/Finance. He also completed course work towards a MBA degree at Marymount University and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 2002, Johnson graduated from the True Disciple Ministries Bible Institute, Somerville, New Jersey, earning three Church Ministries Certifications through ETA, Wheaton, Illinois. Johnson lives in Clarksville, Maryland, with his wife and three teenaged sons, Kevin, Christopher, and Cameron.
What People are Saying About This
“Give God the Glory! Called to be LIGHT in the Workplace is a nice blend of spiritual and practical wisdom about being the best ambassador for Christ in the workplace. I especially like the servant leader section and the material about being an effective communicator. Readers will be stirred to press on toward the mark to win the prize (i.e. Christ) for which are call called heavenward. Mr. Johnson challenges our complacency and encourages us to maintain a “new wineskin heart” into which our Lord can pour much of the “new wine” that is found in this book.” – Jim Biscardi, Jr., President, New Jersey Christian Ministries, Incorporated
“In my professional role as editor, book coach, and author of five of my own books, I am immensely impressed with Brother Kevin Johnson’s latest work, Give God the Glory! Called to be Light in the Workplace. Not only is the content of the book especially helpful to me as a leader who has mentored many women over the past 25 years, but the structure of the book is outstanding. The quotes, graphics and illustrations are excellent. Above all, I appreciate to that which he has presented as possible solutions to our day-to-day challenges in the workplace. Taking one of his personal quotes from the book, let me say this: ‘Excellence never happens by accident. We have to make it happen.’ Kevin has made it happen with his latest educational tool. It needs to be on every employer’s shelf.” - Minister M.D. Edwards, Founder and President, The Called and Ready Writers, Detroit, Michigan
“Simplistically clear and incisive, a real need for the 21st century working world.” – Melvin Johnson, Sr., Founder and Pastor, True Disciple Ministries, Somerville, New Jersey