When The Morning Comes by Dr. Karen V. Johnson

Dr. Karen V. Johnson

Senior Pastor

Karen V. Johnson is the Senior Pastor and Co-Founder of First Christian Community Church of Annapolis. Fondly called Pastor K by the FC3 congregation, they have steadily moved forward advancing the kingdom of GOD. Since 2003, FC3 has united with the House of Hope’s Homeless program providing temporary winter housing for homeless guests. Also, provides pastoral and outreach services to Fairfield Nursing Home, the Light House Shelter, Hope House, and the Chrysalis House for Addictions Rehabilitation. She served as Co-Chair with Anne Arundel Connecting Together (ACT) a non-partisan organization of 23 faith and community-based institutions that are working together to build community power so that people's voices are represented, and solutions are presented, where decisions are made.

She is the founder of “The Power MiXXer,” a gathering where Christian women in leadership share their journey and challenges.

Over the years she has received several community awards and released her well-received book, When the Morning Comes: A Memoir of Loving, Forgiving, and Becoming. To date over 1400 copies have been sold.

A native of Edgewater, Maryland, Pastor K earned her a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio; a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Pastor K is the mother of—Pastor Richard Johnson, IV and Minister Erika A. Johnson.