Laura Lacey Johnson is a cutting-edge faith and culture writer who focuses on everyday headlines. In addition to speaking, she is a columnist for ChristianHeadlines.com. Her writing has also been featured by Crosswalk.com, Yellowstone Theological Institute, and Howard Payne University.
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In the 7th grade, Laura Lacey Johnson discovered her love for communication when she delivered her first motivational speech. Now, as a seasoned communication professional, her resume includes experience as a radio personality, television news reporter, nonprofit administrator, university spokesperson, business owner, and collegiate faculty member.
Laura’s journalism career began at KPSM Christian radio in Brownwood, Texas where she started as Public Service Director and worked her way up to Morning Show Co-Host. Later, she enjoyed serving as Host of “Good News,” a weekday program that featured inspiring stories about current events from around the world. After working at KPSM more than four years, Laura joined KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas as a television news reporter covering the crime and court beat.
Afterward, Laura joined the Nonprofit Resource Center in Abilene, Texas, as Assistant Director where she trained nonprofit executives on matters such as leadership, strategic planning, and grant proposal writing. In 2001, KPSM radio invited Laura back to the station as Associate General Manager. Two years later, Howard Payne University, her alma mater, offered Laura the position of Director of Alumni and Media Relations.
In 2004, the Brownwood Bulletin named Laura to the list of Most Influential 20 under 40 in Brown County. She is a graduate of Leadership Brownwood (Texas, 2003) and Leadership Bolivar (Missouri, 2013). From 2003-2006, Laura served as a board member of the Brownwood-Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, Laura served as the president of the Howard Payne University Woman’s Club.
Laura grew up in Victoria, near the Gulf Coast of Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Howard Payne University followed by a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Abilene Christian University. While completing her master’s degree, Laura earned a certificate in Conflict Resolution through ACU’s prestigious Duncan Center for Conflict Resolution.
Laura has taught Media Writing in the Department of Communication at Howard Payne University and Interpersonal Communication for the Derryberry School of Communication Arts at Southwest Baptist University.
Laura is married to Dr. Brad Johnson who pursues his calling as a senior level administrator in the collegiate ranks. Together, they have two children who are the delight of their lives. Laura teaches a women’s core group at her church, First Baptist Church of Bolivar, Missouri.