Director - Faith-Based Initiatives
Driven by a strong belief in the power of faith-based communities to help heal those in recovery, Dr. Matt Johnson comes to the Fletcher Group after 15 years serving as a United Methodist Pastor and advocate for marginalized people. An innovator and entrepreneur by nature, he delights in starting new things and finding creative ways to connect churches and other faith-based entities with the communities they serve. With over 25 years of experience as a public speaker, Johnson enjoys and excels at networking, coaching, teaching, and motivating faith-based individuals and organizations intent on helping those in recovery. Johnson began engaging his Morgantown, West Virginia congregation in recovery work in 2018 and in 2020 founded the Abundant Life Recovery Housing Network, a 30-bed faith-based recovery residence network serving north-central West Virginia. Johnson holds a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary as well as degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary and Messiah College.