Chad Johnson is a pastor and the man who is set tom become Destiny’s Child singer, Michelle Williams’ husband!
Johnson and the 37-year-old singer got engaged last month after meeting for nearly over a year and are spilling the beans on their engagement. According to People, the couple met in Arizona after Williams attended a spiritual retreat led by Johnson last March. Sparks flew and they began dating soon after.
Most of their courtship happened long distance and so Michelle didn’t tell people about seeing Chad until about July last year when the couple shared their first kiss while attending a wedding in the Dominican Republic.
Chad Johnson is a pastor and has been passionate about the scripture since he was a teenager. He was born in Colorado and grew up spending time there and in New Mexico. His parents unfortunately divorce when he was 13.
After attending a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp in his teens, be began leading team chapel services for local high school area sports programs. He actually holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministries from Arizona Christian University in Phoenix.
He runs Elevate International, a nonprofit he created in 2006 and that serves urban youth and families with spiritual retreats. According to his website, there have been fourteen consecutive camps for youth between grades 6 and 12, named Camp Elevate, and seven retreats for young adults age 18-35, named Elevate Remix.
He also keeps busy as a pro sports chaplain traveling and leading athletes — including the Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and L.A. Dodgers — and their families in daily devotionals. He is also known for working with “at risk” youth and families. Chad Johnson has served in various capacities such as: Youth and Children’s Pastor of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Executive/Student Ministries Pastor at Church for the Nations, leading discipleship discussion, outreaches, and service projects.
The 40-year-old has been focused on his career but tells People his biggest desire has been to have a wife and kids. Chad is very close to his nephews whom he helped raise.
Check him out on Instagram here.