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Tim Johnson
No. 78, 90
Position:Defensive end / Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1965-01-29) January 29, 1965 (age 59)
Sarasota, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:286 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school:Sarasota
College:Penn State
NFL draft:1987 / Round: 6 / Pick: 141
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Timothy Johnson (born January 29, 1965) is the senior pastor at Orlando World Outreach Center in Orlando, Florida and a former professional American football defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL).

College career

A standout defensive lineman at Penn State from 1983 to 1986, Johnson was named a third-team All-American as a junior.[1] His senior year, he was a first-team selection,[2] racking up 33 tackles and 5 sacks. He was a key member of the Nittany Lions' 1986 National Championship team.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in liberal arts from Penn State in 1987.

Professional career

The 6-foot 3-inch, 260-pound Johnson was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the sixth round (#141 overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft, where he played for three seasons.[3] In five seasons with the Washington Redskins, Johnson played on the 1991 World Championship team, earning a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XXVI. In 1992 he was selected to the Pro Bowl, and the following year he was elected the 1993 Redskin of the year.[4]


In 1992, Johnson joined with former Redskin teammates Art Monk, Charles Mann, and Earnest Byner to found The Good Samaritan Foundation, a philanthropic organization sponsoring various community events in Washington, D.C. inner-city, community centers and homeless shelters.[5] In July 2000 he was ordained into the ministry, and is currently serving as senior pastor at Bethel World Outreach Center in Brentwood, Tennessee. In 2007, Johnson and his family moved to Orlando, Florida, to start the Orlando World Outreach Center church. Since then, he has reached over 10,000 people, once walking across Florida for three weeks.[6]


He and his wife Le’Chelle currently live in Orlando, Florida, along with their three daughters, Christa, Kayla, Karrah and one son, Shaun. He is the pastor of Orlando World Outreach Center.


  1. ^ "All-America". Akron Beacon Journal. December 10, 1985. p. D2.
  2. ^ "Walter Camp All-America Team". The Arizona Republic. November 30, 1986. p. D3.
  3. ^ "1987 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved October 1, 2023.
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  5. ^ "Home".
  6. ^ Johnson, Kayla (March 6, 2017). "Former NFL pro Tim Johnson is now using stadiums for his ministry". Andscape. Retrieved March 6, 2017.