Educator, servant leader, entrepreneur committed to development of self & others by leading forward in Ferguson & beyond
Rev. F. Willis Johnson, D. Min.
Dr. Johnson, senior minister of Wellspring Church, an United Methodist urban-parachute church plant, captured national attention for his leadership last August after Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri.
With more than 15 years of professional ministry experience in Indiana, North Carolina and Missouri, Reverend Willis Johnson’s skills extend far beyond the pulpit. Trained in nonprofit management, Johnson has served in volunteer and paid leadership positions for multiple nonprofit organizations. Additionally, he is adjunct at Eden Seminary and chairs Ferguson’s Human Rights Commission.