Charles Johnson & Revivers Music





In January 1984 with two brothers Darrell and Ricky Luster, Charles Johnson formed the group Charles Johnson and The Revivers and with no promoter or booking agent they loaded up their guitars and sound system and were ready to travel and minister, but where? Three days later a gentleman called to ask if Charles would like to come to Melbourne, Arkansas, Charles asked “what for”? The man said, “to sing”, Charles said “that’s what I do, I’d love to come”. After nineteen days singing from church to church in the Melbourne area, that church called a friend in West Virginia and they went and sang at almost every church in West Virginia.

Following this experience Charles Johnson and The Revivers began to sing “their” music. Not knowing what the term Southern Gospel meant they wrote and sang what they felt, the way they felt it. One of their first songs, “Sealed Til the Day of Redemption”  got into the hands of a Southern Gospel radio station in 1988, it was played, and from this Charles began to send the album out to other stations to have tem play it also, The song took off and created a whole new listening audience of people that loved his music. In 1990 they followed that up with “I Can’t Even Walk Without You Holding My Hand”, this song went in to the top 5 on the Singing News Chart. ” “I Can’t Even Walk” got the attention of Nashville record companies and Charles signed a recording contract in 1991 with Canaan records which was sold and distributed by Word. Charles Johnson and The Revivers first album for Canaan was the live album “Let’s Have Church” released in 1994 and “I Believe” released in 1995. all of the singles released from these albums were hits on the Southern Gospel charts. The people did not know who he was, but they loved his music.

In 1996 Charles signed with Centergy records and recorded his first ever “Hymns” album, something he had wanted to do for years, this was released in December 1996. Charles album “Good Time In the House” was released in 1997. By far his best studio album ever is ” Waiting for the Messiah, the title song was a hit single at number 17 on the Singing News Charts. it was at a Gaither video taping that Babbie Mason asked Charles if he was the same Charles Johnson that her mother used to love to listen to, he was.

Now available are two new and exciting releases, “Jasper Walls”, A CD and “A Nation Under God”, a dynamic and inspiring music video that reminds us of the spiritual heritage of this country and calls us back to a renewed commitment to God. The video includes awesome historical and scenic footage that will stir Patriotic embers into full flame and together with the Revivers music will cause viewers to join in praise to Almighty God. All of these albums have National sales distribution and promotion through New Day Christian Distributors.  The current group consists of Charles Johnson, Darryl Richmond and Francis Leggett.

Charles Johnsons’ Autobiography entitled “Another River to Cross” published by Destiny Image released in June 2002 has received a lot of positive compliments and support from his fans. This book will make you cry, laugh and shout. It’s full of Biblical teachings which you can apply to everyday situations, you will be thrilled at the story of “my grandmother”, who was snatched from Africa and sold into slavery when she was only 10 years old, at the same time her twin was sold to another Master, the tow sisters  did not see or hear from each other until they were miraculously reunited 100 years later. Granny died in 1966 at about the age of 115. In the book he relates the wit and wisdom she poured into him as well as the stories behind his songs.

Charles Johnson is a very unassuming down to earth man. He’s not a very talkative artist. If his songs are on the charts that’s okay with him, it they’re not, well that’s okay with Charles as well. He’s not much into playing “the game”, or the politics of it all. Charles says “I know I’m doing what God wants me to do, and I know I’m doing it the way He wants me to do it. God wants me to minister to the people His way. I’m not a Quartet and I’m not the Traditional Southern Gospel group but as long as the people, love what we do and lives are changed that’s what it’s all about”.


Charles Johnson & The Revivers
1223 Theodore Lane
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 696-1731

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Psalms 149:1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

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