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Combining a passion for helping people through law, education, and faith; Francys Johnson is called to serve this present age. Johnson is the State President of the Georgia NAACP.
A committed servant-leader, Johnson has served in ordained ministry for eighteen years. He is the Senior Minister at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Pembroke, Georgia and the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church in Statesboro, Georgia.
A seasoned professional, Johnson is in private practice with The Johnson Firm P.C. Attorneys and Counselors of Law in Statesboro, Georgia. He practices criminal and civil law in all State and Federal Courts in Georgia.
A dedicated civil rights leader and administrator, Johnson is a Diamond Life Member and has worked for the NAACP in a variety of capacities including State Legal Redress Director; State Executive Director; and Southeast Regional Director. As Southeast Regional Director, Johnson was the chief manager of the NAACP’s public policy agenda and administrative activities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Today, Johnson frequently lectures and writes on the concepts of race, measuring equity, and understandings of power in public policy.
As a result of his work with the NAACP, Johnson went to work for America’s premier health advocacy organization, the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association as the Vice President of Cultural Health Initiatives. There Johnson developed effective strategies to overcome the social injustices of racial, ethnic and gender health disparities and strengthen diversity within its operations.
A graduate of Georgia Southern University and The University of Georgia, Johnson has served on the Political Science and Criminal Justice faculties at Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University teaching courses on Race and the Law; Constitutional Law; and the Civil Rights Movement. He is married to Dr. Meca Renee Williams, an educational psychologist and tenured professor at Georgia Southern University. They have three sons, Thurgood Marshall Joshua, Langston Hughes Elijah and the late Frederick Douglass Caleb.