Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.Min. A 21st Century Model for Church Administration and Preaching in a Multi-Cultural Context United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio 2015
MSW Macro Social Work Practice, Children, Families, and Groups University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2001
B.A. Sociology Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA 1997

Itinerant Elder, African Methodist Episcopal Church, 5 Year Study

PSY120A - Lifespan Development for Health Professionals
SOC348 - Sociology of Aging
PSY500D - Diversity Issues in Counseling
SOC320 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment
SWK 330 - Social Policy
SWK 530 - Marginalized Populations
SWK 515 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
SWK 521/541 - Field Practicum I&II

Non-Profit Management
Social Services in Urban/Marginalized Communities
Congregational Social Work
Healthy Marriages and Families
Fatherhood Program Models
Community Organization/Engagement
Parenting Programs

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2002-2016
Norco College, Norco, CA, 2011-2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Speaker, Inland Empire Committee, 2012
Social Worker of the Year, National Association of Social Workers, Region H, 2010
California Association of Black Social Workers, 2010
White House/Office of the First Lady: Helping America’s Youth
Charles Drew University: Pediatric Residency Program
UCLA: School of Social Work
Heritage Foundation, Library of Congress, Who’s Who 2007
South Central Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska,
California State Legislature,
County of Los Angeles,
Indiana Black Expo,
National Association of Social Workers, Region H,
Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociological Honors

Selective Grants
Proud Parenting Grant, $330,000.00
Rites of Passage School Based Grant - $230,000.00
Job Readiness Grant, $30,000.00
Capacity Building Fatherhood Grant, $50,000.00
Long-Term Self-Sufficiency Grant, Department of Social Services, 1,500,000
Fathering Behind Bars, Federal Correctional Institutions, $200,000
Rites of Passage, Department of Children and Family Services, $360,000
Opening Avenues for Kids to Stay in School, DCFS, $250,000
Transitional Housing Placement Grant, DCFS $400,000
Alternative Services for Youth Grant, Department of Children and Family Services, $1,600,000
Emancipation Preparation, County of Los Angeles, $100,000
Project Fatherhood, National Fatherhood Initiative, $50,000
Fatherhood Initiative, Children’s Institute International, $25,000
LAUSD School Intervention 93rd Street, 118th Street, Gompers, Locke, $120,000
Compton Unified School District, $233,881
Proud Parenting Program, State of California, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, $99,000
Peoples Coordinated Services, Gang Reduction and Youth Development Grant, $60,000


Lee-Johnson, Charles; Ten Step Rites of Passage Curriculum. 2007

Tijerina, Ron and Cathy; and Lee-Johnson, Charles: Keeping Faith Curriculum, 2006

Kelly, Candace;; Boys to Men, Charles Lee-Johnson wrote two Devotional Inserts, 2006

Slack, Rosario and Muhammad, Nisa; Black Marriage Curriculum, 2005; Charles Lee-Johnson wrote Chapter on Blended Families.


Selective Speaking Engagements
White House, Helping America’s Youth Initiative, Tennessee State University
National Resource Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Washington State University, 4-T “Teen Conference”
New York Fatherhood Initiative, Queens, NY
Georgia Family Council – Rites of Passage Training
Smart Marriages, Denver, Reno, San Francisco, Atlanta, Washington D.C, and more
Mocha Moms, Staten Island New York
Shoulder to Shoulder Diversity Conference, Portland, Oregon
Mississippi School of Addiction
UCLA, School of Social Work and Public Policy,
Charles Drew University – “Faculty Retreat”
SAPA Conference in Atlanta, GA
Salem Bible Church, Staff Training, Atlanta, GA
University of LaVerne – “Overview of Rites of Passage”
Diamond Ranch High School – “Black Parent Conference”
White House Initiative: Helping America’s Youth” , Portland, Oregon
Garey High School “Preparing for Your Future” -
California State University, Dominguez Hills “Mess to Message”
Morehouse School of Medicine ‘Trainer of Trainers”
Martin Luther King Hospital, Pediatrics– “Medical Intern Retreat”
Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles “Relationship Readiness
Celebrating Real Family Life, New York, New York “Rites of Passage Training”
Faith Based Partners and Community Caregivers Permanency Symposium
International Fatherhood Conference, Atlanta, Ga
Charles Drew University, Honored
Ward AME Church, Los Angeles ‘Men’s Retreat”
Bethel AME Church, Los Angeles – “Youth Revival”,
White House Initiative: Helping America’s Youth “Family Panel, University of Minnesota,
Ward AME Church, Cambria, CA, Youth Retreat
LAUSD Therapist, Los Angeles, CA – Staff Development
The Ridge Project: Keeping Faith Initiative
Council of African American Parents (CAAP)
Fatherhood Conference, Atlanta, GA
African American Healthy Marriage Initiative – Charlotte, NC
Family and Community Conference, Lagos, Nigeria

Pastor of The Life Church
10769 Hole Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505

The Life Church (Food Ministry, Men's Ministry, Outreach Ministries, Transitional Housing, Tanzania Project)
National Family Life and Education Center, Executive Director
Toyota Mentoring Program
NAACP Riverside Chapter

I love serving the Lord by serving God's children; I love playing basketball (and in my own mind "I'm really good"); I am a Die Hard Laker Fan, GO LAKERS!!!; I love to Travel, and have been all over the world (I go to the Bahamas every year); I love my Family, Wonderful Wife: Monalisa Lee-Johnson, and my Children: Chacity, Jazmine, Destiny, Ajamn, and Kokayi; I have 3 grandchildren: Darrel, Zuri, and Zion.

Matthew 25:35-40 is the guiding scripture of my life:

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’