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Darryl J.

Executive Director
Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Biography

Darryl L. Johnson's is the founder of I'm Third Ministries, where the motto is God First, Neighbor Second, and I'm Third! The I'm Third motto is "We're Putting the Neighbor back in the Hood!" His personal mission is to manifest God's love to the world through his life; to seek God in all he does; to always work on his character; to mentor, to organize, and to administer his life according to the values and goals that God has revealed. Darryl is a proud husband, father, and grandfather.

Minister Johnson moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and has been an enthusiastic supporter of several youth and community-serving initiatives. In 2016, he joined the Board of Directors for Mentor2Youth, a local 501 (c)3 that is committed to empowering youth to excel in life, academics and work. In 2019, he became the Executive Director of Mentor2Youth. He sits on the steering committee of Washtenaw My Brother's Keeper, a county-wide transformation and youth empowerment collaborative, and also sits on the board of Summer Camp Scholarships, a local non-profit that sends over 100 kids to camp each summer. He is a proud reader for the local organization Black Men Read and is a member of District-Wide Black Parents and Student Support Group for Ann Arbor Public School District. He is currently the Project Manager for a local transportation company.

In addition to business and psychology coursework completed in the San Diego City College, and Non-Profit Administration coursework complete in Rockhurst College (Kansas City, MO), Minister Johnson has been selected to participate in local leadership development initiatives, including ZingTrain/NEW DELI Leadership training and NEW's Leaders of Color and attends workshops and conferences to stay abreast of the ever-changing business landscape. He is a trained facilitator for Search Institute's Keep Connected family strengthening program. He is proud to be a Servant-Leader.