Pastor Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson serves as the Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Ministries Of Peoria, located in the North Valley neighborhood in Peoria. He is actively involved in our community and the city of Peoria at large. 

He currently serves as a board member of Great Oaks Camp and also serves as a chaplain for the Peoria Adult Transition Center and the Peoria Police Dept.

He founded the Nannie M. Johnson Community Center (formerly Kingman Middle School), a 501(c)3 not for profit organization committed in providing youth programming, resources and hope to the North Valley community.  

He leads the African American Pastors Coalition, a group of African-American pastors who meet regularly with city leadership and law enforcement to improve community relations and addressing key needs within the Peoria community. He also serves on the Mayor’s Coalition Taskforce for Racial Justice and Equity. 

Pastor Johnson’s past board services include the East Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services and also serving on the Peoria Christian School board. He has formally served as co-moderator of the Greater Peoria Area Clergy, a fellowship of over 50 churches across denominational and cultural lines committed to racial reconciliation.   

He is a retired United States Air Force veteran of 29 years. Martin is married to his military sweetheart, Lisa and has two sons, Tavis and Martez and one daughter, Tia.