City of Jacksonville

Glorious J. Johnson
At-Large, Group 5

Framed photo of Council Member Glorious Johnson, At-Large Group 5 7/1/2003-6/30/2007

Glorious Johnson is a native of Jacksonville and has always called it home. She is an active member at Spoken Word Ministries. Glorious taught many years in the Duval County School System. This was a fantastic opportunity for her to help the children of the Jacksonville community learn and grow. When she finished teaching, she received a very treasured award: an Honorary Life Membership from the Florida Parent/Teacher Association.

Glorious received her Bachelor Degree from Jacksonville University in Music as a concert pianist, her first Master Degree was from Nova University in School Administration and Supervision (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida); and her second Master Degree came from Teachers College/Columbia University (New York City) majoring in Educational Administration/Organizational Leadership.

Glorious, is the proud mother of one daughter, Stephanie. Stephanie has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business and Japanese Language. She received her degree from Lincoln University and has studied at Waseda Hoshien University/Tokyo University, with a specialty in Japanese Language, Business and Asian Trade.

Glorious is a recipient of the Women in Public Policy Fellowship affiliated with the Nelson A. Rockefeller Graduate School of Public Affairs and Policy, University of Albany, State University of New York. She participated and attended hearings, workshops, and seminars on issues related to labor, education, aging, health care, childcare, welfare reform policies and women and minority owned business enterprises.

Glorious is a well-known motivational speaker. She loves to inspire and encourage individuals and groups to posses the determination and desire in achieving their goals. She has spoken to small and large groups from 1 to 53,000. She has spoken at churches, civic associations, public and private schools, workshops and seminars on issues from education to politics.

Previously she worked as the Master Admissions Representative at Everest University (formerly known as Florida Metropolitan University/Jacksonville Campus). Also, Glorious worked as lead faculty teaching business administration courses at Jones College, where she later became the admissions representative for the West Campus.

Glorious has served as a volunteer in the DAWN prison program - visiting the prisoners and encouraging them to make positive life changes (i.e., completing their GED and vocational training)

While counseling students at Jones College, Everest University and where ever she met young people, she would say to them that they must remove the words 'can't', 'could have', 'would have', 'should have', from their vocabulary. Many of her former students are now in the fields of medicine, law, education, engineering, financial executives, science, psychology, management, and government.

She is in the process of writing her book about her experience in the political world. Hopefully, it will help others who have the desire to be a public servant.

Community and Civic Activities

  • Office of the Governor, State of Florida appointed Council Member Glorious Johnson to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. (a distinct prestige)
  • Council President Ronnie Fussell appointed CM Johnson to the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors
  • Member of the Board of Director of Northeast - Florida League of Cities
  • Appointed to Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (USS Adam) Naval Ship Museum Board of Directors
  • Women Elected in Municipal Government
  • The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa-Alpha Gamma Chapter
  • Zeta Phi Beta Soriority, Inc.
  • MADDADS - Women's Division President
  • Northeast Florida Sickle Cell Association
  • National Council of Negro Women
  • Community Council for Sister to Sister Heart Foundation


  • 'Equal Justice' Awards from Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc (the award presentation will be on November 18, 2008)
  • Certificate of Completion for attending the Citizens Police Academy, presented by Sheriff John Rutherford