Thomas A. Johnson

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Reverend Thomas A. Johnson is the founding director of the Gwinnett County Christian Counseling Center, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the oldest facility of its kind in the metro Atlanta area and has offered relational therapy from a faith-based perspective to deserving families since 1978.[1] He has also offered free professional Christian therapy through the 6,000 member Hebron Baptist Church for the past 25 years and has served more than 250 families with this free counseling.[2] Reverend Johnson has provided spiritual guidance and direction to the citizens of metro Atlanta as the Religion correspondent for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Reverend Johnson was ordained to the ministry in 1977. He was voted into "Outstanding Young Men of America" in 1987 (page 737) and Who's Who in America in 1999. He is also a retired major in the United States Air Force and was command chaplain at Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia. He was called up for active duty in Operation Desert Storm and received the Air Force Achievement Medal. Prior to this he served as a staff chaplain at Georgia Baptist Medical Center and the Veteran's Hospital, Atlanta.

Education[edit]

Johnson is a graduate of Waycross High School and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in 1973. He received his master's degree from Columbia in 1977. In addition, he is a graduate of Air Force Officers School and Air Command Chaplain School.

Private life[edit]

He has been married for 33 years to Nancy Clack Johnson who serves as a teacher in Lawrenceville, Georgia. They live in Gwinnett County and have two sons, Thomas and David who are both graduates of the University of Georgia. His grandfather was T.J. (Shug) Johnson who served as sheriff of Gwinnett County in the late 1940s and was known for helping to solve several early metro Atlanta murder cases.

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  • Air Force Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama – June 1984: Outstanding Young Men of America 1987: The Gwinnett Christian Counseling Center history – Wikidweb – History of First Baptist Church Lawrenceville, Georgia