12 And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
- Pentecostal Church of Holiness (formerly known as Pentecostal Tabernacle Bible church South)Senior Pastor, present
- Ombudsman Educational ServicesPrincipal, 2013
- Catalyst SchoolsHowland CharterPrincipal, 2011
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“A True Man of Integrity”
(The Biography of Pastor Chaun L. Johnson, DMin)
(Originally written June 2002; Edited June 2013)
“There is no excuse for failure in life.” “Don’t just survive, SUCCEED!” These are some of the famous words of Pentecostal Tabernacle Bible Church’s Pastor, Pastor Chaun L. Johnson. To Pastor Chaun, the previously mentioned quotes are more than just merely motivational statements; they are his personal philosophy that he has carried throughout his life.
Before his birth, Chaun’s mother and father dedicated his life to the ministry work of the church. As his mother had done with his two older brothers Christopher and Henry, she prayed and promised God that her youngest child would also grow up and serve God and His people.
Continuing in the traditions of his two older brothers, while he was yet in elementary school, Chaun began what has turned into a 20-year musical career. He has appeared with noted artist such as Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Richard Smallwood, Donald Lawrence, Kurt Carr, James Hall, and others. He is also a composer for various well-known artists.
However, the largest endeavor he undertook upon the completion of high school years was the founding of The Exodus Project, Inc. His vision through The Exodus Project were to keep youth off the street, out of gangs and off drugs, and to teach young people to be independent, through classes, projects, and regularly scheduled field trips around the city of Chicago and beyond.
Chaun and his Exodus Project won many awards and received recognition from former United States Senator from Illinois and Ambassador to New Zealand Carol Moseley-Braun and Former Vice-President Albert Gore. In Chaun’s life, The Exodus Project was where he developed his professional skills and began his ministry. He is the Sole Proprietor of CJ’s First Choice Transportation, Ltd. and the Co-Organizer of the Teen Leadership Retreat: For Men Only. The Teen Leadership Retreat has grown to One hundred teens
While attending Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, Chaun, now and a minister became a certified drug and alcohol counselor, a FCC licensed disc jockey, a licensed minister under the Full Gospel Churches and the Church of God in Christ, and a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Since beginning his ministry, he has been an evangelist and revivalist in various denominations- from Catholic to Pentecostal, gospel choir workshop facilitator at universities and churches across the United States, Hospitality President, Sunday School Superintendent, and Children’s Choir President.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science in History Degree from Bradley University, Minister Chaun’s older brother, Pastor Christopher Johnson, received his calling to pastor his own church. After his brother received his calling, he informed Minister Chaun and asked him to be his Assistant Pastor of the newly founded Pentecostal Tabernacle Bible Church. He accepted the position with these words: “As long as you follow Christ, I will follow you.”
As Elder Chaun took on new spiritual endeavors, he also took on new career endeavors as well. Following in the exact footsteps of both of his parents, he became a school teacher and received his Masters Degree in Inner City Studies Education from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois. Since then He has served in education as elementary, secondary, and post-secondary school teacher, a Dean of Students, Social Science Department Chairperson, an elementary school principal and now a High School Principal. He is the Author of pastoral help books. His premier publication is Sermons 4 Unorganized Preachers: Help it’s an Emergency!
Elder Chaun completed his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago and Doctoral Degree in Ministry from Midwest Apostolic Bible College in Chicago, where he earned an additional Bachelor of Arts Degree in Christian Ministries. He is currently attending Concordia University Chicago again for is Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership with the Superintendent’s endorsement.
In September 2009, under the auspices and leadership of Dr. Christopher L. Johnson, Elder Chaun was chosen to pastor the Pentecostal Tabernacle Bible Church. Later, in a conversation between Bishop Christopher Johnson and Pastor Chaun, both agreed to name the church Pentecostal North and South as God expanded the ministry. Today the church has positioned itself to reach lost masses and develop leaders by the power of the Holy Spirit with the ne name of PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF HOLINESS www.ptbcministries.org
God continues to grant Pastor Chaun favor with men. He is a member of the Bradley University Advisory Council for Student Leadership and Public Service, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He is an Executive Board Member of FAITH, Inc. He was currently awarded membership with Cambridge’s Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs. He has answered the calling of Bishop-Elect in the New Testament assemblies of Christ Churches. Above all, Pastor Chaun is saved, sanctified, and filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. As an example of a man of integrity, Bishop Chaun “practices what he preaches” in terms of being successful for God. Surmounting his many accomplishments was joining with his wife, Natalie in Holy Matrimony. His most sincere desire is to serve, minister, and motivate God’s people to be their absolute best in their Christian walk and in life, as he himself walks humbly before God.
“Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14).”
- Concordia University ChicagoEducational Leadership, present
- Bradley UniversityHistory
- Northeastern Illinois UniversityInner City Studies
- Midwest Apostolic Bible CollegeMinistry