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Dallas/Fort Worth Pastor Edward Taylor continuing Deliverance Chapel COGIC’s longstanding mission as its beloved leader


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV)


CARRYING THE MANTLE 

DIFFERENT LEADER, SAME MISSION — A notable faith-based resume that is comprised of Edward Taylor being widely dubbed a well-respected preacher, teacher, evangelist, worshipper, father, and counselor, he has appropriately assumed his rightful place as the face of the historic Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, located at 1438 Hortense Avenue.

DALLAS — For the record, it is a testimony that Edward Taylor deems it a foregone conclusion to share with the masses.

Every single chance he gets.

Just recently, Taylor found himself disclosing it once again, reliving the awe-inspiring notion that had it not been for the Lord on his side then, chances are, he wouldn’t merely know where he’d be.

Then again, he does have an idea, to put it rather bluntly.
“Had God not changed my life when He did, I would probably be dead or in jail,” Edwards, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable, life-altering developments that led to his rise as an accomplished man of the cloth. “Also, I know if He changed my life, he can do it for someone else. So I take reaching the lost — evangelism — really serious.”
To grasp a thorough understanding of why Taylor would be considered a proverbial nuts and bolts — or a going by the book — type of minister, look no further than not just how God has provided for him a way of escape time and again.
Oh…and while you’re at it, look no further than how he’s diligently going about serving the people of God.
A notable faith-based resume that is comprised of Taylor being widely dubbed a well-respected preacher, teacher, evangelist, worshipper, father, and counselor, he has appropriately assumed his rightful place as the face of the historic Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, located at 1438 Hortense Avenue.
Installed as an ordained elder approximately two years later by the late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, the former Prelate of the Texas Northeast First Jurisdictional, Taylor consequently served closely under late Superintendent Kelley Jr., a stint that would ultimately give way to his official installation as Deliverance Chapel’s Pastor months after Kelley Jr.’s untimely demise, despite having founded Dallas’ El Shaddai Temple Church of God In Christ in August 2011.

A tradition-rich institution that’s housed in the historic Oak Cliff community of Dallas, Deliverance Chapel has embraced wholeheartedly the keen leadership of Taylor, 53, since the longtime minister was installed as its third Senior Pastor in 2017.

Having succeeded the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley Jr., who passed away on November 19, 2016 at the age of 54, Taylor has made immeasurable strides since assuming the Senior Pastoral duties and, much to his delight, his congregation has unquestionably and gracefully received him in the process.

Deliverance Chapel was founded in 1981 by the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley, Sr. and his wife, Elect Lady Geneva Kelley.

“Although (I was) raised in a single parent home, my mother always taught me to work hard and never let anyone tell me what I can’t do or attain,” said Taylor, recalling the No. 1 key value he was taught as a child.

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SERVING WITH EXCELLENCE — To grasp a thorough understanding of why Taylor would be considered a proverbial nuts and bolts — or a going by the book — type of minister, look no further than not just how God has provided him a way of escape time and again, but look no further than how he has gone about serving the people of God.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Taylor and his family relocated from the Magnolia to the Lone Star State in 2004, approximately nine years after he had effectively accepted his calling to preach the gospel.

Interestingly, even before God had strategically set Taylor aside for His use, this young preacher endured a tumultuous season in the wilderness, one that was mired by his constant drug addiction.

All things considered, coupled with divine purpose for which he was created, even a somewhat lengthy connection to drugs wasn’t enough to steer Taylor to a premature death, mind you.


LEAST WE FORGET 

REMEMBERING HIS PREDICESSORS  — Having succeeded the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley Jr., who passed away on November 19, 2016 at the age of 54, Taylor has made immeasurable strides since assuming Senior Pastor duties and, much to his delight, his congregation has unquestionably and gracefully received him in the process.

If nothing else, it seemed that such a downtrodden and gloomy season of his life only impressed upon the heart of his Creator to come after him the more. So much so that this young, gifted preacher from the “SIP” (a historic abbreviation for Mississippi) had no choice but to do away with his potentially dead-end addiction, thus pick up his cross and obey God’s specific commands that included, among other things, leading His people for such a time as now.

Because at the end of the real day, Taylor was taught, more than anything, that only what you do for Christ will last.

AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

Armed with well over three decades of experience in the ministry, Taylor is especially appreciative of the valiant and unyielding support of Elect Lady Tangela Taylor, his wife of 15 years, who serves alongside him in ministry.

Here he is today, functioning mightily in his element as the chief executive officer of one of the most longstanding ministries in Dallas/Fort Worth which, to his credit, is a far cry from those days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed he had Taylor right where he wanted him.

But God…

SERVANT’S HEART — For what it’s worth, this national COGIC Adjutant has been serving ever since — serving with a pure and contrite heart, serving immense adherence and trustworthiness, serving according to God’s purpose.

“(My ) family is very supportive, especially my mother and adult children,” said Taylor, explaining his transition to Senior Pastor nearly two years ago.

Armed with well over three decades of experience in the ministry, Taylor is especially appreciative of the valiant and unyielding support of Elect Lady Tangela Taylor, his wife of 15 years, who serves alongside him in ministry.


 

“The Lord has blessed us to work together to accomplish great things in the ministry,” Taylor said of his companion’s unparalleled support. “Our greatest desire is to take the church to another level and build the people and let God grow the church. Deliverance Chapel is a united body, and is definitely a good church to go to heaven from.”

Credit Taylor’s predecessor as arguably the biggest reason why.

Taylor joined Deliverance Chapel in 2004 after serving a brief tenure under Pastor Joe Starks of Shady Gove Church of God In Christ in nearby Irving, Texas.

RIGHT WHERE GOD WANTS HIM — Here is Taylor today, functioning mightily in his element as the chief executive officer of one of the most longstanding ministries in Dallas/Fort Worth which, to his credit, is a far cry from the days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed that he had Taylor right where he wanted him. But God…

Installed as an ordained elder approximately two years later by the late Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, the former Prelate of the Texas Northeast First Jurisdictional, Taylor consequently served closely under Superintendent Kelley Jr.

Such a stint would ultimately give way to Taylor’s official installation as Deliverance Chapel’s Pastor months after Kelley Jr.’s untimely demise, despite having founded Dallas’ El Shaddai Temple Church of God In Christ in August 2011.

Deliverance Chapel was founded in 1981 by the late Superintendent Elijah Kelley, Sr. and his wife, Elect Lady Geneva Kelley.

Prior to assuming his Pastoral assignment in Texas, Taylor served at Amazing Institutional Church of God in Christ in Jackson, Mississippi, under the leadership of Superintendent Marcus Butler.

Currently, Taylor serves as Evangelist President to Bishop Nathaniel De’Anthony Wells, the Prelate of Texas Northeast Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.

Asked when he sensed that God was strategically him for ministry, Taylor said without hesitation: “When I accepted my calling at age 30.”

A PROVEN LEADER — A tradition-rich institution that’s housed in the historic Oak Cliff community of Dallas, Deliverance Chapel has embraced wholeheartedly the keen leadership of Taylor, 53, since the longtime minister was installed as its third Senior Pastor in 2017.

For what it’s worth, though, this national COGIC Adjutant has been serving conscientiously ever since — serving with a pure and contrite heart, serving with immense adherence and trustworthiness, serving according to God’s purpose.

Most of all, he’s serving fervently from God’s perspective.

Which, because of the divine calling on his life, is a far cry from those days back home in Mississippi, where the adversary sensed he had him right where he wanted him.

But God…


For more information about Dallas/Fort Worth-area Pastor Edward Taylor of Deliverance Chapel Church of God In Christ, or to schedule him for a public appearance or speaking engagement, call 214.371.1744, or connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/deliverancechapel.cogic.9. Also, to follow Deliverance Chapel’s Live Stream, log on to: https://www.facebook.com/deliverance.chapel.98.


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Dallas/Fort Worth-area minister Dytaan Carter conquers jail life, starts a thriving, kingdom-enhancing prison ministry

DALLAS — A little more than a decade ago, Dytaan Carter was widely viewed as just some dude from the hood who was accustomed to running the streets and getting his hustle on. 

DOING IT GOD’S WAY — An ex-inmate who was jailed for drug trafficking, Dytaan Carter deemed it essential to erect a Dallas/Fort Worth-area prison ministry whereby he is afforded the golden opportunity to help enhance and change the lives of current and former inmates. Pictured with Carter is his wife Maranda Carter, and their children, Rana, Dytaan, Jr., and Ryleigh.

At the end of the real day, even those rugged, brutally chaotic streets didn’t have what it took to rob him of his young life.

As Carter vividly recalled, the prelude to God strategically positioning him for ministry began to unfold just hours before Resurrection Sunday in 2007.

“(That’s when) God first spoke to me. I wasn’t even saved yet,” Carter told Making Headline News during a recent interview. “I woke up the next morning with a hangover, going to my wife’s cousin’s church in Oklahoma City, Pastor Cedric Pettis.”

As it turned out, that brief visit to nearby Oklahoma City is one about which Carter credits for essentially opening his eyes to bigger and better things opposite those about which the dreaded street life had to offer.

“I told my wife that the Lord spoke to me the night before and that He said, ‘I want you to teach my word,’” Carter recalled.

YEAR OF THE TURNAROUND — He recently started an online conference ministry as well as a weekly Bible study that take place at his home and is held every Tuesday at 8 p.m. CST — a far cry from his disheartening days during which he was jailed behind prison bars, reading on an eighth grade level while the overall landscape of his life seemed very much in doubt.

So much for setting up shop in the streets as his figurative living room, of sorts, his massive, yet sometimes unfair playground, if you will.

“I was still living in the streets at that time,” Carter said. “When we got to the church, I set in the back.”

Carter, in fact, admittedly tried all he could to prevent anyone from noticing that he was struggling with a hangover. Little did he know, though, God noticed which, to his credit, practically explains why he was single-handily picked out and set aside for God’s use.

“Didn’t want pastor to know that I was hung over and falling to sleep,” Carter jokingly said. “Pastor Cedric said, ‘DT Carter, come up here to the front.’ When I got up there he prophesied over my life. He said, ‘God wants you to preach His word’ and, immediately I turned toward my wife and asked, ‘Why did you tell him?’”

SPIRITUAL LIGHT BULB MOMENT — As it turned out, that brief visit to nearby Oklahoma City is one about which Carter credits for essentially opening it eyes to bigger and better things — opposite those about which street life had to offer.

For Carter’s information, his wife, Maranda, had nothing to do with what apparently was a dramatic sequence of spiritual events.

“She shrug her shoulders and said, ‘I did not tell him,’” said, Carter, alluding to the familiar passage of John 10:27. “Yeah, that was my first confirmation that I was called by God. “My sheep know My voice. They know Me and I know them. Amen.”

Fast forward to some 11 years later, and this is where Carter — a much more spiritually mature human being — is steadfastly fortifying his immeasurable kingdom gifts in ways unimaginable, in ways whereby the streets can’t merely assume any credit.

To his credit, although his present ministry is in its infancy stages, Carter, 36, essentially had become passion about ministering to incarcerated individuals inside of a few Oklahoma prisons between 2007 and 2011.

An ex-inmate who was once jailed for drug trafficking , Carter deemed it essential to erect a Dallas/Fort Worth-area prison ministry whereby he is afforded the golden opportunity to help enhance and change the lives of current and former inmates.

To his credit, although his present ministry is in its infancy stages, Carter, 36, essentially had become passion about ministering to incarcerated individuals inside of a few Oklahoma prisons between 2007 and 2011.

A native of Detroit, Carter was once tried and charged with selling drugs and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and one year in a drug rehabilitation program at a local correctional facility.

Today, unlike never before, Carter has witnessed his life change for the better — all because a little more than a decade ago, he gave up street life and sold out completely to God.

GOD’S SPOKESPERSON — Fast forward to some 11 years later, and this is where Carter — a much more spiritually mature human being — is steadfastly fortifying his immeasurable kingdom gifts in ways unimaginable, in ways whereby the streets can’t merely assume any credit.

“When I got into the county (jail), I picked up Rick Warren’s (book) Purpose Driven Life, and that’s when I started telling people about the love of Jesus,” Carter said. “I continued in Bible study.”

Interestingly, Carter managed to grasp a deeper, more intimate relationship with God, courtesy of some much-needed guidance of longtime Dallas-Fort Worth-area Pastor Andrew Jackson, Jr. of West Irving Church of God In Christ.

While a member of Jackson’s church, Carter built a solid rapport with the membership, considering he was a member of the security ministry, as well as routinely assisted worshipers on the parking lot upon their arrival for service.

In addition, Carter taught Sunday School and was active in a prison ministry sanctioned by the Dallas Coalition. Since December 2017, Carter and his family have been attending The Potter’s House of Fort Worth.

TRUE TEAM PLAYER — Interestingly, Carter managed to grasp a deeper, more intimate relation with God with courtesy of some much-needed guidance of longtime Dallas-Fort Worth-area Pastor Andrew Jackson, Jr. of West Irving Church of God In Christ. While a member of Jackson’s church, Carter built a solid rapport with the membership, considering he was a member of  the security ministry, as well as routinely assisted worshipers on the parking lot upon their arrival for service.

“Pastor Jackson helped my family and I come together,” Carter said. “He rehabilitated us. It was hard for me to get back to understanding how to cope with society. He counseled my wife and I and he also married us in June 24, 2007.”

Today, Carter is expanding his ministry just as God commanded him to.

He recently started an online conference ministry as well as a weekly Bible study that takes place at his home and is held every Tuesday at 8 p.m. CST — a far cry from his disheartening days during which he was jailed and housed behind prison bars, reading on an eighth grade level while the overall landscape of his life seemed very much in doubt.

But God…

BACK ON TRACK — Say this about this prisoner-turned-minister: He’s certainly got it and has done it God’s way — all because a little more than a decade ago, he gave up street life and sold out completely to the One Person Who matters most.

“When I went (to jail), I picked up the Bible and, as I read it, I start getting better,” said Carter, who eventually got his GED, then ultimately advanced his education by enrolling at Oral Roberts University, where he studied Theology.

Yep, at the end of the real day, those rugged, brutally chaotic streets didn’t have what it took to rob him of his young life.

“My mother taught me to love and respect women, work for what you want, (love your) family and never hold grudges,” Carter said. “She said, ‘Life isn’t handed to you. You have to go and get it.’”

Say this about this prisoner-turned-minister: He’s certainly got it, has surely done it God’s way — all because a little more than a decade ago, he gave up street life and sold out completely to the One Person Who matters most.

In ways whereby the streets can’t merely assume any credit.

 

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West Irving COGIC prepares to celebrate its 19th Pastor and Wife Anniversary; event’s chairpersons recall life-threatening encounter

IRVING, Texas — They both grew up in contrasting households, for the record, although acknowledging God in all of their ways had remained a customary trend taught by their parents.

Jimmel Chambers was raised in a single-parent Christian residence amid the divorce of his parents during which he was too young to recall.

Christine Chambers, meanwhile, was brought up in what society deems the traditional home, where Biblical principles and establishing a keen relationship with Christ were encouraged by her mother and father, a trend that had ultimately given way to her selling out completely to Jesus at the tender age of 17.

ANSWERING THE CALL — It is because of their influential impact as a married couple, coupled with their love for their church that Jimmel and Christine Chambers will serve as chairpersons for West Irving Church of God In Christ’s annual Pastor and Wife Anniversary in which the Irving, Texas-based church will pay homage to Andrew Jackson, Jr. for 19 years of dedicatory service as it’s Senior Pastor.

Together, this couple, by way of their awe-inspiring covenant, has become committed to diligently advancing the kingdom — with God, their Helper, leading the way.

“Well I do not come from the traditional family dynamic,” Jimmel, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said while explaining his upbringing in the church. “However, I’ve been going to church all my life.  Being that my mother is an evangelist, psalmist, organist, and during that time as president of the music department, she would take my brother and I to every Sunday morning and evening service as well as Tuesday and Thursday night services every week.”

And then there’s Christine, Jimmel’s beloved companion, offering her share of childhood memories in what was a mostly Christian-oriented setting.

“I have been in church all my life,” Christine explained. “My father was an evangelist when I was growing up, so we traveled to many different churches seeing people getting saved, healed, and getting the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. This really set the foundation for me and for the type of family I wanted to raise.”

For what it’s worth, while the Chambers’ upbringings are dissimilar, it is due in large part to their unyielding love for God and each other that have contributed mightily to a union that undoubtedly has stood the test of times.

For 15 years and counting to be technical.

TEXAS SIZE ASSIGNMENT — A native of Chicago, Jackson, Jr., 60, got his ministerial start in Memphis, where his father, Andrew Jackson, Sr., Faith Temple Ministries COGIC’s founder, had pastored the church for 46 years before calling it a career in June 2016. Consequently, Jackson, Jr., his wife, Sandra, and their three children in 1986 relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where he was eventually installed as West Irving’s Senior Pastor approximately 13 years later.

 

 

 

 

“Elder Jimmel Chambers is a man firstly dedicated to God, secondly to his wife and family and thirdly to the ministry at West Irving,” Pastor Jackson said. “He and his wife Christine are definitely a true blessing to the ministry.”

Moreover, it is because of their influential impact as a married couple, coupled with their love for their church that the Chambers will serve as chairpersons for West Irving Church of God In Christ’s annual Pastor and Wife Anniversary in which the Irving, Texas-based church will pay homage to Andrew Jackson, Jr. for 19 years of dedicatory service as its Senior Pastor.

A native of Chicago, Jackson, Jr., 60, got his ministerial start in Memphis, where his father, Andrew Jackson, Sr., Faith Temple Ministries COGIC’s founder, had pastored the church he organized for 46 years before calling it a career in June 2016.

Consequently, Jackson, Jr., his wife, Sandra, and their family in 1986 relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where he was eventually installed as West Irving’s Senior Pastor approximately 13 years later.

Jackson, Jr.’s Pastoral Anniversary festivities will begin here Friday night at 7 CST and will culminate with morning and afternoon services Sunday at 10:45 a.m. 3:30 p.m. CST, respectively.

Jackson, Jr.’s Pastoral Anniversary festivities will begin here Friday night at 7 CST and will culminate with morning and afternoon services Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. CST, respectively.

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For the Chambers — both of whom of are natives of Illinois — joining West Irving essentially was a foregone conclusion sometime in 2011, during which Jimmel had stopped by a nearby business to speak with a few of his clients.

“One conversation lead to another about church,” Jimmel recalled. “From that conversation, they knew my background as being an elder in the Church of God in Christ and that I was still seeking a new church home after relocating. Right away, the first people they mentioned was Pastor and First Lady Jackson and they immediately called Pastor Jackson on the phone to speak with me.”

The rest, as they say, was history.

In fact, a public invitation to officially announce West Irving as their new church home wasn’t merely necessary as far as the Chambers were concerned, considering it seemed they were already sold on joining the church that is housed in a residential community at 4021 Conflans Road.

“This might not mean a lot to others, but Pastor Jackson took the time out to speak with me…a stranger,” Jimmel said. “And then after that, he gave me his personally number. That spoke volumes about him, his wife, and the church that he pastors.”

Even after establishing a close-knit bond with Jackson, Jr. and his congregation over the next couple of years, West Irving thought it imperative to collectively demonstrate the agape love for which it is widely known, particularly when the Chambers had been hit with some news that essentially sent shock waves throughout their family — news that spread miles across the heartland region, all the way back to Illinois.

HIS LIFE’S DARKEST HOURS — In December 2014, Jimmel, who was 35 at the time, found himself confined to the intensive care unit for over a week, during which doctors had diagnosed with terminal kidney failure. As if that diagnosis wasn’t enough to rattle this young couple, doctors had gone as far as to render Jimmel’s death sentence, projecting that he had approximately 30 days to live unless he underwent dialysis immediately.

In December 2014, Jimmel — who was 35 at the time — found himself confined to the intensive care unit for over a week, during which doctors had diagnosed him with terminal kidney failure.

As if such a devastating diagnosis wasn’t enough to rattle this young couple, doctors had gone as far as to render Jimmel’s death sentence, projecting that he had approximately 30 days to live unless he underwent dialysis immediately.

And just like that, such unyielding, bend-but-don’t-break faith for which the Chambers had been taught as youngsters was suddenly placed on trial unlike never before.

But God…Whom, as He’s done time and again in the lives of this couple, deemed it necessary to cross-examine the adversary.

As only He could.

ON TIME GOD — In what had emerged as arguably the silver-lining to the Chambers’ longstanding love story, doctors informed them that Jimmel was in dire need of a kidney transplant and, to everyone’s surprise, Christine’s test came back a perfect match.

“My wife Christine was there for me as my helpmeet, taking me to every doctor’s appointment, surgery and dialysis training sessions,” Jimmel said of a tear-jerking testimony that for the past few years had become a familiar, yet public discussion throughout the loudspeakers in West Irving’s sanctuary, particularly during the rehabilitation stages of his condition.

Still, it wasn’t until nearly two years removed from his sudden illness that Jimmel had began to witness what he described as the “positive effects” of his dialysis which, according to him, had all but come to a minimum.

Talk about God-orchestrated comeback for the ages.

MEMORABLE COMEBACK — It wasn’t until nearly two years that Jimmel had began to witness what he described as the “positive effects” of his dialysis which, according to him, had all but come to a minimum.

“I even remember telling my wife that one thing I do not every want to become is comfortable with being on dialysis,” Jimmel recalled. “So while I was waiting on my healing to come from the Lord in the form of my kidney functioning kicking back in 100 percent, I never thought to consider it could happen the way that it did.”

In what had emerged as arguably the silver-lining to the Chambers’ longstanding love story, doctors informed them that Jimmel was in dire need of a kidney transplant and, to everyone’s surprise, Christine’s examination came back a perfect match.

Talk about another God-orchestrated comeback for the ages.

“My wife, my helpmeet, my heaven’s gift, Christine, got tested and was a perfect tissue and blood match to give me a kidney transplant,” Jimmel said of an incredible development that undoubtedly had been a defining moment in his marriage long before he met Christine. “I promise you that I never thought that when we said ‘I do’ back in 2002, it would end up saving my life.  And now it’s been a healthy one year and two months since God used her to extend my life.”

CHRISTINE WITH THE TIP-IN — “My wife, my helpmeet, my heaven’s gift, Christine, got tested and was a perfect tissue and blood match to give me a kidney transplant,” Jimmel said of an incredible development that undoubtedly had been a defining moment in his marriage long before he met Christine.

Come this weekend, amongst the things about which the throng of worshippers who will descend here shouldn’t find surprising is the Chambers likely taking inventory, thus recalling the emotional events that surfaced long before they were named chairpersons for West Irving’s latest Pastoral celebration.

“It really reinforced that God had further work for me to do and gave me a further renewed outlook to press forward with my life in the roles that I was created to play,” the 39-year-old Jimmel said of having defied arguably the grandest odds of his young life.

“Pastor and First Lady Jackson have been good role models for us.  When we moved to Texas in 2010, I would have never thought to meet amazing people like these two. They have been a true God send, and I can never repay them for all the time they have given to my family. They have been here with us through the thick and thin and have become like family to us.”

Especially during a tear-jerking encounter in which they needed it the most, one that was highlighted by a God-orchestrated comeback for the ages.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson is the former chief adjutant to Elder Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.