The Reverend Alicia Marie Johnson proudly serves as the Assistant Pastor of the Historic Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton, MA. As a spiritual leader, she is committed to finding sustainable, creative, and meaningful ways to build strong and healthy individuals and communities. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Howard University, Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a Master of Sacred Theology from Boston University School of Theology. As a theologian, Reverend Johnson’s research interests lie at the intersection of ethics, theology, and African-American women’s history.

Reverend Johnson’s mission to serve as a catalyst for healing, justice, and reconciliation is not limited to the walls of Myrtle Baptist Church. She is also an active participant in the Newton Interfaith Clergy Association and works with several programs in the greater Boston area that focus on youth and young adult social development. She has also most recently served as a Lewis Fellow with the Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Theological Seminary and a Boston Bridges Fellow with the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning and Leadership at Hebrew College.