Rev. Nelson Johnson
Rev. Nelson N. Johnson, Pastor and Founder of Faith Community Church in Greensboro, NC, has been active in the movement for social and economic justice since high school in the late 1950's.
He served as a local and national student leader including Vice President of the SGA at North Carolina A&T State University, in Greensboro, NC in 1970.
As a student leader, he worked closely with the local NAACP on voter registration, redevelopment, housing, education, open public accommodations and worker justice.
Both survivors of the November 3, 1979 tragedy, he
wife, Joyce, helped initiate and continue to be instrumental in the groundbreaking Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project (GTCRP).
He continues to work for social and economic justice in Greensboro as the Executive Director of The Beloved Community Center of Greensboro.
In addition, he is Vice-President of the Greensboro Pulpit Forum and Co-Chairperson of the Chicago-based Interfaith Worker Justice.