Pastor Johnny Allen – Executive Director
Pastor Johnny Allen was born in Fort Valley Georgia and raised in Atlanta. Johnny has one daughter and a granddaughter back in Georgia. Johnny has been in Charlotte NC since 2000 when he came here to start a ministry for the homeless. Johnny began working at a young age and held many jobs but mainly an entrepreneur. He started his own vacuum cleaner company and a few others businesses that he did for about 12 years. While having his own business the tables turned for the worse and Johnny began using drugs. Then in 1996 Johnny went to Mission Corps International, which is a ministry for the lost as well as works a recovery program for addicts. Mr. Allen was a Participant for 7 months before he began on the staff as an assistant. He then worked his way up Program Director and then went off to Tennessee to start another branch of this ministry. Two years later Johnny came to Charlotte NC wanting to have his own ministry for the Homeless. He wanted to show them grace and Love just as Jesus did for him. Pastor Johnny Allen is now married to Margaret Anderson and is a step father to 4 girls and a grandfather of 14 grandchildren.
Fairade Langston – Supervisor/Life Coach
Born and raised in New Orleans and came to Charlotte NC in 2005 as a victim of Hurricane Katrina. Fairade graduated high school in 1969 and then signed up for the US Marine Corp during the Vietnam era where he served 5 years as a Marine Bandsman. After his tour was over he attended Southern University where he majored in Music and had a minor in History. His next adventure was becoming a Fireman and First Responder for Baton Rouge Fire Department in Louisiana then went off shore Mexico and cooked for five years. Fairade has two children and one grandchild and has been married for 22 years to Beverly Langston. Fairade lived at the ministry for 3 years and then became employed as a supervisor and life coach at Hoskins Park Ministry.
Bill Brown – Supervisor
Bill brown was born and raised in Pittsburg Pennsylvania. He has one daughter and a granddaughter residing in New York. Bill graduated from Adelphi University with a BS degree and has some Law experience that he obtained from Georgetown University. Bill came to Charlotte 20 years ago where he was the Coordinator of Program Support Services at the Uptown Mens Shelter from 1998 to 2004. While working at the shelter he managed 12 supervisors and handled all the day to day operations. Bill also worked for Select One Transportation where he was the Regional Vice President.
He is a member of Joy Christian Fellowship church where he has been a member for 12 years and born again since 2000. Mr Bill Brown currently serves as a Life coach/ supervisor here at Hoskins Park Ministry.