American Football Database
Tim Johnson
Date of birth: (1965-01-29) January 29, 1965 (age 57)
Place of birth: Sarasota, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
Defensive tackle
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 6 / Pick: 141
 As player:
Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1993
Playing stats at

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

College career

A standout defensive lineman at Penn State from 1983–1986, Johnson was named an All-American in 1986, 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' 3", 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. In five seasons with the Washington Redskins, he would win a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XXVI and was elected the 1993 Redskin of the year.[1]


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, DC inner-city, community centers and homeless shelters.[2] 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.


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

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