Combining a passion for helping people through law, education, and faith; Francys Johnson is called to serve this present age. He is the State President of the Georgia NAACP having been elected in October 2013 as the youngest person to hold that office.
As a committed servant-leader, Johnson has served in ordained ministry for eighteen years. He is the Senior Minister at the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Pembroke, Georgia and the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church in Statesboro, Georgia.
Johnson is in private practice with The Johnson Firm P.C. Attorneys and Counselors of Law in Statesboro, Georgia. He practices criminal and civil law in all State and Federal Courts in Georgia.
Johnson is a Diamond Life Member and has worked for the NAACP in a variety of capacities including State Legal Redress Director; State Executive Director; and Southeast Regional Director. As Southeast Regional Director, Johnson was the chief manager of the NAACP’s public policy agenda and administrative activities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Today, he is a recognized thought-leader having testified before Congress; lecturing across the country and writing on the concepts of race, measuring equity, and understandings of power in public policy.
As a result of his work with the NAACP, Johnson went to work for America’s premier health advocacy organizations, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association as the Vice President of Cultural Health Initiatives. There Johnson developed effective strategies to overcome the social injustices of racial, ethnic and gender health disparities and strengthen diversity within its operations.
A graduate of Georgia Southern University and The University of Georgia, Johnson has served on the Political Science and Criminal Justice faculties at Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University teaching courses on Race and the Law; Constitutional Law; and the Civil Rights Movement. He is married to Dr. Meca Renee Williams, an educational psychologist and tenured professor at Georgia Southern University. They have three sons, Thurgood Marshall Joshua; Langston Hughes Elijah and the late Frederick Douglass Caleb.