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Rev. Deborah L. Johnson

Rev. Deborah L. Johnson

Rev. Deborah L. Johnson is the founder of Inner Light Ministries in Santa Cruz California celebrating 20 years, and a founding member the Agape International Spiritual Center with Michael Bernard Beckwith. She also founded The Motivational Institute, an organizational development consulting firm specializing in cultural diversity with clients including GoDaddy Apple Inc, Hewlett Packard, The Ford Foundation, University of California, AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, SBC Communications, Center For Disease Control, and MCA Universal.


Rev Deborah is an inductee into Morehouse College’s Board of Preachers honoring clergy for lifetime social justice work. A member of Delta Sigma Theta, and a Board member of The Pachamama Alliance, Rev Deborah is a successful litigant in two landmark California case,  including one setting precedence for the inclusion of sexual orientation in the state’s Civil Rights Bill in 1984.


A former Real Estate Investment Manger for Prudential, Rev Deborah holds a BA from USC in economics and political science, an MBA from UCLA in urban land economics and real estate finance, a Ministerial Degree from Holmes Institute, and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Agape University of Transpersonal Studies and Leadership. Rev Deborah is also the author of The Sacred Yes and Your Deepest Intent.

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