This Saturday, President David James (D-6) will pay tribute to the community work of the Reverend Fred Johnson by unveiling an Honorary Street sign in his name.
“Reverend Johnson continues to be an example to all of us because of his caring spirit for all, including young people of our community,” said President James. “We honor his caring spirit with this sign and our thanks for all his dedication and hard work.”
President James will join family and friends on Saturday, September 28th at the Southwest corner of 7th Street and Algonquin Parkway to unveil an honorary street sign marking “Reverend Fred Johnson Way.”
Reverend Johnson has been an ordained minister in Louisville since 1986. He has played an active role in Louisville Metro particularly as a board member of the NAACP Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition in which he worked alongside other pastors and assisted to encourage, engage, and empower others.
He is a member of the Southwest YMCA. He has worked with the youth sports program as the boys’ basketball coach in which young individuals have an opportunity to be mentored, encouraged, inspired, as well as increase their spiritual growth.
Reverend Johnson is the Co-Founder of the Black Firefighter Association of Louisville and his foresight built a strong following among professional black firefighters by providing current and relevant news to them which promoted meaningful discussions and potential solutions to professional and personal issues and addressed social and health awareness.
The Metro Council unanimously approved the Resolution honoring Reverend Johnson and calling for the street sign in August of this year.