Why Another Church?
For You Church is a new ministry founded by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Johnson II that seeks
to reimagine the church experience. Cognizant of the accelerated pace of technological
advancements, the evolution of personal preferences and styles, changing
demographics, cultural and societal trends, and the impacts of globalization, coupled
with foundational and structural shifts in organized religion and traditional religious
institutions, For You Church endeavors to place the emphasis of the religious
experience solely on an individual’s encounter with God through the person and work of
Jesus Christ. The relational objective is clear: YOU and GOD.
For You Church operates a personalized ministry model that places a premium on a
spiritual experience with God however and wherever an individual may be located.
Embracing the fact that “one size does not fit all,” this personalized ministry model
incorporates and expands upon innovative ways to share the Gospel of Christ in a
technologically savvy, interconnected world. The church aims to exist between the
verses of Scripture and the Metaverse, between social justice and social media,
between Jay-Z and Jesus. Biblically centered, theologically apt, and traditionally rooted,
the church seeks to be cutting edge at its core, with a vibrancy, dexterity and fluidity that
strives to meet the busy and varied lifestyle of all kinds of people, from working
professionals, athletes and travel enthusiast, to avid readers, teachers, nature lovers,
first responders and foodies.
The church holds both in person and online services. While it believes wholeheartedly in
communal fellowship and worship, it also believes God can’t be confined to a church
building alone. To that end, ministries are designed to come to YOU, via your mobile
phone, TikTok, YouTube, and other media platforms. It seeks to be different yet
traditional. Worldly, yet holy. Heavenly focused with an earthly pragmatism. It’s biblically
based, spiritually grounded, and Spirit-led.
For You Church is carefully designed to meet imperfect people where they are, how
they are. It’s a place where all are invited and encouraged to grow, learn about Christ,
lean on God, and be inspired and empowered to live Spirit-filled lives.
Come be apart of what God has For You!
The Backstory: A California native, Dr. Steven D. Johnson II was called by God at the
age nineteen to pursue pastoral ministry. A graduate of the distinguished Morehouse
College, “Dr. J” earned both his Master’s of Divinity and Doctoral of Ministry at Duke
University Divinity School. He also has an MBA from the University of Redlands. A
fourth generation preacher, he has over 15 years of pastoral experience. Responding to
another call from the Lord, Dr. Johnson and his family recently relocated to the great city
of Houston to begin the next chapter of his family’s journey. For You Church will hold its
first official service on Sunday, April 9, 2023.