Reverend Tyrone L. Johnson has always been one who would not follow the crowd, but if he had to, he would stand alone. As he grew up he did not allow his surroundings to dictate or determine his destiny. He was one that believed that it was not how you started, however, but that it was how you finished that mattered.
Reverend Johnson was fascinated when he read Matthew 20:28 which states: “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many,” it was then that he knew that he wanted to be a servant of God, in one capacity or another. He understood why he enjoyed serving the citizens of Virginia Beach as a Construction Inspector, where he has been employed for the past 30 years. He has also served in the United States Army and the Virginia National Guard where during his tenure there was deployed to the Gulf War, and currently serves as Vice-President of the Charlotte Village Home Owners Association
Reverend Johnson is a graduate of Tidewater Bible College where he pursued a Bachelors Degree in Christian Leadership. He has been afforded the opportunity to teach classes, hold seminars, serve as a revivalist, and to preach at various churches throughout the Hampton Roads area. He has been blessed to have received many accomplishments and achievements, but most importantly is blessed to be called a “Fisher of Men.” He is most proud that God has allowed him to serve His people in a way that is beyond comprehension, and mimics Jesus’ words in Matthew 20:28, “He came not to be served, but he came to serve.” NLV
God joined him together with his lovely wife, the former Selnetta Clary and they make their home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Lakisha and Tanisha.
Reverend Johnson’s favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
First Lady Selnetta “Lady J” Johnson was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Melvin Clary and Mrs. Shirley Clary. She is the wife of Reverend Tyrone L. Johnson, Pastor of New Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia and has served in many capacities in the church. She is a past Sunday School Teacher, Women’s Ministry President and usher. She currently serves with the Deaconess Ministry and as the Director of the Women of Excellence Women’s Ministry, and is a mentor to many other young girls in the church and community.
She is most proud of her two adult daughters, LaKeisha (Damion) and Tanisha (Kevin), and grandsons, Reshaun, Daylen and Dayce.
“Lady J” loves the Lord with all of her heart, all of her mind and all of her soul, and her favorite scripture is Psalm 91:1, He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.