Dr. Melvin L. Johnson has a bachelor's degree in Religious Education, a Master's in Christian Counseling, and a Doctor of Ministry in Theology from Covington Theological Seminary of Rossville, GA. He serves as pastor of the Heart of Christ Community Church in Brazoria, Texas. He was born in the mid-fifties, and grew up in the small southern Texas town of Brazoria during the time when the civil rights movement was at its greatest height, and African American children in the United States represented a future of hope and achievement. At the age of ten, he began the quest for equality by pursuing to join the then segregated Little League Association. Forty years later he identifies and challenges America's institutions, ideologies and individuals who benefit from racial hatred even today. For him, the uncompromised Gospel of Jesus Christ has provided the courage to challenge the most formidable forces of resistance.