Laura helps her audience engage the complexities of today’s culture by connecting the relevance of ancient Scriptures to modern issues and introducing the hope of the Gospel to a changing world.
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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 experience includes experience as a radio personality, television news reporter, nonprofit administrator, university spokesperson, business owner, and collegiate faculty member.
As a seasoned communication professional, Laura’s career 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 and later Host of “Good News,” a weekday program that featured inspiring stories about current events from around the world. After serving KPSM more than four years, Laura joined KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas as a televsion news reporter covering the crime and court beat.
Later on, Laura joined the Nonprofit Resource Center in Abilene, Texas, as Associated Director and trained nonprofit executives in leadership and grant proposal writing. In 2001, Laura KPSM radio invited her back to work for the station as Associate General Manager. In 2003, her alma mater, Howard Payne University, offered her the post 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 for the Brownwood-Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, Laura volunteered 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 at the collegiate level as an adjunct faculty member. She 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.
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