Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

Chris Johnson

Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned

(Photo: Charles and Vernita Brown cut the ribbon on their new Bossier City home in 2012. Less than seven years later, they have now paid off the mortgage.) Navy veteran Charles Brown and his wife Vernita know what it’s like to be mired in the depths of misery and despair, barely surviving in a troubled […]

Three new homes dedicated for tornado victims in Beauregard, Alabama

Less than two weeks after volunteers began raising walls on three houses in Beauregard, Alabama, the homes were dedicated Thursday morning in a day full of emotions expressed through beaming smiles, hugs and tears of joy. It was much-needed burst of hope in a community that has been reeling ever since the deadly March 3 […]

Homes going up this week in tornado-ravaged Beauregard are “monuments of hope”

(Photo: Napoleon Darby lost his home and seven relatives who lived nearby in the March 3 tornado.) In the hours and days after a massive EF-4 tornado ravaged the rural Alabama community of Beauregard obliterating homes and killing 23 people ranging in age from 6 to 89, there was a flurry of activity. There was […]

First three new Fuller Center homes in tornado-ravaged Beauregard going up next week

After speaking with Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project Executive Director Kim Roberts, The Valley Times-News has a full report on three homes going up next week in tornado-ravaged Beauregard, Alabama, including information about the first three homeowner partners and their experience in the March 3 disaster. The report also includes a look ahead to the 2019 […]

President’s Easter message: Christians who put faith into action light a beacon of hope

It’s Eastertime, that special time of the year when Christians commemorate the defining events of the Faith—the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He died a terrible death to wash the faithful of their sins and was resurrected to usher in the promise of eternal life. Nothing speaks more eloquently of the power of Christianity […]

County official helps future Fuller Center homeowner clear debris after tornado

Napoleon Darby lost family members and his home was destroyed when an EF-4 tornado ripped through Lee County, Alabama, on March 3. He will be among the first three homeowner partners when the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project begins building three new homes in Lee County at the end of this month with financial support from […]

VIDEO UPDATE: Fuller Center communities are thriving and growing in El Salvador

Thanks to Fuller Center for Housing supporters — including New Story Charity — three communities of beautiful new Fuller Center homes have transformed the lives of more than 200 families in the past three years. Children who were growing up in shacks far from clean water and sanitation are now joyously playing with their neighbors […]

James City, North Carolina family thanks God for bringing Fuller Center volunteers

While many families affected by flooding after Hurricane Florence struck North Carolina in September were able to at least get out of their damaged homes, the nine members of the Darrisaw family in James City stayed in their home and lived among the devastation. Fortunately, the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and their volunteers were able […]