Mark Louis Johnson (MJ)

Mark Louis Johnson (MJ)

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New Jersey Boy...... A mix of Will Smith, Bill Cosby, Billy Graham, and an over-joyous praise and Worship Leader...with a guitar! Appeal/Laughter/Biblical Content/Joy/and Music! The Joy of the Lord is my only strength. We could use more laughter in our lives.

Biography

Mark Louis Johnson is a third generation minister (since 1993) and began writing lyrics and arranging music in 1988 for the youth choir at his father’s church in Ohio. After graduating from the Elyria High school (Elyria, OH) in 1990, he entered the Washington and Jefferson College (Washington PA) where he played piano and directed a traveling college gospel choir known as: V.I.P (Voices of inspirational Praise). Graduation (in 1994) led to employment at the Ohio State Treasury Department where Mark’s directing gifts were used to help orchestrate one of the largest choirs in Ohio known as the “State of Praise” gospel choir. A professional basketball career in Europe caused him to part ways from the choir, but he performed as a guest in a church at Augsburg, Germany. In 2001 Mark entered Princeton Theological Seminary and continued to write lyrics and music for Princeton Seminary Gospel Choir. In the summer of 2003 Mark purchased his first guitar (even though he didn’t know how to play the instrument). Believing it was the perfect instrument for his meditation, it turned out to be that and more. “Purpose: The Seed Project” is an act of obedience. This project shares Mark’s thoughts, concerns, highs, lows, praise, and adoration for God. It addresses many life issues and situations of the everyday person. Marks prayer is that this project will minister to the hearts and minds of believers, and turn nonbelievers to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Mark currently serves as the Youth Pastor and Praise and Worship Leader at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark, NJ.

Lyrics

Without You

Written By: MJ

Without You
Lyrics by Mark Louis Johnson
Copyright 2006/From Above Records

I cannot breathe without you/ I cannot move without you/ I cannot live without you/I’m incomplete without you

Everything I am is all because of you and that’s why/ I cannot breathe without you/and that is why I’m under your control/you’re the one that makes me whole/ I cannot breathe without you and that’s why

I cannot breathe without you/ I cannot move without you/ I cannot live without you/I’m incomplete without you

And I cannot make a move until you move/I’ve got nothing to lose and that’s why/ I cannot move without you/Just show me the way take the lead help me please/I’m on my bended knees and that’s why/ I cannot move without you

I cannot breathe without you/ I cannot move without you/ I cannot live without you/I’m incomplete without you

I’ve got to have you in the depths of my soul/you are the difference when I feel partially whole/no one can satisfy it you’re mine I won’t deny it/come in and take complete control

I cannot breathe without you/ I cannot move without you/ I cannot live without you/I’m incomplete without

It is a miracle that I made it this far/without recognizing how precious you are

Discography

Purpose: The Seed Project 2006
Mark Johnson Radio Show

Set List

1. So Close
2. Made To Worship
3. Time Of Need
4. Purpose
5. I’ve Got To...
6. Hide Away
7. Without You
8. Questions
9. I Need You
10. Heart of worship
11. You Don’t Force Me
12. Do You Care
13. Time Again

Time can vary: 1/2hr set/1hr set w/crowd participation/2hr sets w/crowd participation and story telling