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Who is Dexter Johnson?

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.

Dexter Johnson's Atlanta Connections

  • Born in Atlanta
  • Attended Morehouse College
  • Chairman of the Vine City Civic Association

News About Dexter Johnson


Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:07 am EDT
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Tuesday January 17, 2012 03:15 pm EST

Occupy Atlanta just announced via Facebook that the group saved a 108-year-old Vine City church — the Higher Ground Empowerment Center — from being evicted.

EGEC, located on Spencer Street, was being faced with eviction for, apparently, defaulting on a loan that was taken out to perform necessary repairs after the '08 tornado that devastated Vine City.

"After several hours of...

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Thursday January 12, 2012 10:06 am EST

  • Joeff Davis
  • Early last month, drums and chants reverberated off the Fulton County Courthouse steps as nearly 200 Occupy Atlanta protesters gathered to disrupt a monthly foreclosure auction.

After helping prevent the foreclosure of an Iraq War veteran's Clayton County home, Occupy Atlanta has focused its efforts by occupying the Higher Ground Empowerment Center, an historic church in...

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