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Pastor Steven Johnson is the Pastor of House of Hope Church, a vibrant, growing faith community serving southern California. His teaching and preaching are relevant, applicable, inspiring and empowering, demonstrating the capacity to reach across all generations, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Stemming from a rich heritage of pastoral ministry, Pastor Steven is a fourth generation preacher who has a genuine love for people. He enjoys building relationships with individuals and families and enjoys interacting with all generations – young, old and in between. He believes that the church is one of the best places to promote community, heal racial and cultural divides, promote education and entrepreneurship, and help people live up to their full potential in Christ.

A respected scholar, theologian, businessman, innovator and entrepreneur, Pastor Steven graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Finance from Morehouse College. He attended seminary at Duke University where he graduated with a Master's of Divinity degree. He recently earned his MBA from the University of Redlands, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Duke University.

Pastor Steven has also been honored and recognized with several noteworthy awards and achievements across the academic and leadership specturm, including being named a Benjamin Elijah Mays Scholar, an Otis Moss Jr.’s Oratorical Contest Winner, and an E.B. Williams Honor Recipient. He also received the prestigious Martin Luther King’s Jr. Scholarship and the Jameson Jones Preaching Award from Duke University. He has traveled internationally to South America and South Africa, preaching, teaching and conducting missionary work.

On a personal level, Pastor Steven enjoys reading, traveling, RVing, fishing and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. He is blessed with the love of his life, Jennifer Johnson, and together they are the proud parents of two gorgeous and precocious daughters, Saraiya Elise and Jordynn Rae, and their handsome son, Steven Dewayne Johnson III.


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