Rev. Jamie Johnson
CENTER FOR FAITH-BASED & NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIPS
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Rev. Jamie Johnson directs the Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was appointed by Secretary Kelly to the position in April 2017.
The DHS Center is one of 13 such centers in the federal government. Its staff works to prepare faith-based
institutions and community organizations to effectively respond to emergencies and natural disasters, as well as to help combat human trafficking and the exploitation of the poor and vulnerable.
As the Center director, Jamie regularly deploys to disaster areas throughout the nation to assist FEMA with faith-based outreach and engagement. Jamie also represents DHS and FEMA by speaking regularly to conferences, churches, schools, and civic groups across America.
Jamie’s professional background includes ministry, broadcasting, teaching, consulting, and organizational leadership. Before accepting his appointment, he worked for many years in international humanitarian relief, helping charities provide food, water, clothing, and medical care to those suffering from natural disaster, famine, and poverty.
Jamie holds a B.A. in theology from Bethany Global University and an M.A. in public policy from Regent University School of Government. Jamie and his wife Janis have been married for 30 years and have six children.