Dexter Johnson is the head of the Vine City Neighborhood Association
Dr. Dexter L. Johnson, Sr. is the Pastor of the Higher Ground Empowerment Center Church formally known as Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church. He is the CEO and founder of The Oasis of Vine City. The mission of the Oasis is to empower the people in the Vine City community and surrounding areas and equip them with the tools and resources need to establish a better way of life and living.
He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Vine City Civic Association.
He is a graduate of Morehouse College and Carver Bible College. He received an honorary Doctorate of Ministry from ABG Theological Seminary in 2013. He is on the Board of Directors of the Historic Mims Park Project, member of the Vine City/English Avenue Ministerial Alliance, Board of Directors for the National Monument Foundation and serves as a General Overseer in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International.