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Ceasor T. Johnson, Vice Mayor (Ward II)
Ceasor Trenail Johnson, Sr., son of the Reverend Murry C. Johnson and Mrs. Wilma Wilson Johnson was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Having united with the Greater Mount Mariah Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor C.W. Houston at the age of fourteen, he was a member of the Gospel Choir and a teacher in the Bible Class.
He graduated from Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics in 1989. While in college, he was Senior Class President, a member of the Parade of Personalities and Historian of the Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He was on the Dean’s List for three semesters and was a member of the Pan-Hellenic Council.
On November 19, 1988, Dr. Johnson was united in Holy Matrimony with the former Miss Rosie M. Spann. They moved to Virginia in June, 1989 and he worked with the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service. He has served as a soil conservationist at the Warsaw, Staunton, and Harrisonburg offices. He served as the District Conservationist in the Campbell County Field Office in Rustburg, Virginia. Dr. Johnson was formerly employed by Campbell County Schools where he was the GED Instructor at the Fray Educational Center in Rustburg, Virginia. Currently, he is employed by Lynchburg City Schools as a GED Instructor. Dr. and Mrs. Johnson are the proud parents of three sons, Ceasor Trenail II, Caleb Theshawn, Cole Trevonne and daughter Ceasha Telaine. The family resides in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The Johnsons united with Ebenezer Baptist Church in Staunton in August, 1989, and Dr. Johnson was placed on trial for deacon in January, 1990. He served as a Sunday School teacher and Superintendent, a Bible Study member, a member of the Ebenezer Sanctuary Choir, and Co-Chairman of Deacons. Dr. Johnson acknowledged his call to the ministry in 1995 and was licensed to preach March 1996 under the tutelage of Pastor Michael A. Turner. He is a graduate of Virginia University of Lynchburg, formerly Virginia Seminary and College, and holds a Master of Religious Education and Master of Divinity. He received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Eastern Theological Seminary. He received his earned Doctor of Ministry Degree from Virginia University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, Virginia, as a Ralph Reavis Fellow in May 2010.
He is the Pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church of Brookneal, Virginia, where he has served for the past sixteen years. Dr. Johnson has been a keynote speaker, participated on panels, and given lectures on mentoring, diversity and inclusion strategy, cultural competence, African Americans in the workplace, and other survival techniques. He has received the following awards for his community work: Community Champion from Social Services board, Father of the Year from the Lynchburg Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., President’s Award for the Campbell County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the " Forty Under Forty Leadership Award. He is a Life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and is a former past President of the Gamma Nu Lambda Chapter in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Johnson is also a Life member of the NAACP, and is the immediate past President of the Campbell County Branch of the NAACP.
In May 2012, he was re-elected to serve a third term on Lynchburg City Council as the Ward II representative. Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Vice Mayor of the City of Lynchburg. He is a member of the City of Lynchburg Finance Committee and served as the chair of the Physical Development Committee. Dr. Johnson served as Co-chair of the Athletic task force. He serves on the Board of the Jubilee Family Development Center. He is a member of the Board of Virginia First Cities. He has served on the Environmental Quality Policy Committee for the Virginia Municipal League. He served as the Urban Section Chair for the Virginia Municipal League Executive Committee and currently serves a member-at-large. Dr. Johnson serves on the Board of Directors of National Black Caucus of Local Elected Official as the National Chaplain.