Singing is as natural as breathing for Elder Walter Johnson. In fact, at the age of five, he traded in time on the big wheel for a showcase in the choir. With the nurturing support of his church family, Elder Johnson grew into a young man who continued his love for Gospel music. That love and foundation in the church cultivated a seed in Walter that rooted him in God's Word. With this strong base, Elder Johnson initially chose to study music in college. A magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a B.A. degree in Music and a concentration voice, Elder Johnson's educational training reflects his spiritual commitment to spread the word through song. Elder Johnson infuses his training in music with his calling to minister. With his education, he has given back what he has learned by teaching voice for over ten years. Still, he has had time to shine as an award winning artist. A national recording artist, Elder Johnson performed his first key solo at the Gospel Music Workshop of America, the GMWA. The response was overwhelming and consequently he later was a featured soloist, on the GMWA's live recording in Salt Lake City. He was also featured on Edwin Hawkins music and Arts Seminar live in Chicago. Living life on the edge, Elder Johnson braved the untamed by performing at Amateur Night on Showtime at the Apollo. Other recorded work includes collaborations with Gospel legends as Daryl Coley, and John P. Kee. While Gospel music is his heart, Elder Johnson's talents are truly multifaceted. He has also performed with the Greensboro Opera Company. An accomplished actor, Elder Johnson received the 'Most Versatile Performer Award' for the hit Gospel Play, A Good Man is Hard to Find, which he toured with for three years. He later graced the stage in My Grandmother Prayed for me. Currently Elder Johnson is spending much of his time taking care of his lovely wife and two wonderful children. He serves in the music ministry at Mt.Zion and visits the schools,group homes and prisons during the week. His latest project 'Experience' is filled with songs that chronicle the journey of this gifted artist, 'Experience' is a wonderful addition to Elder Johnson's body of work. Rich in strong vocals, hand clapping melodies, and soulful vibration, the only way to truly understand the project is by 'Experience'. Though Elder Johnson is an independent artist, he definitely has a major ministry.
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