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1-24-18 Terry Johnsson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
|Terry Johnsson receives Portland's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award on Jan. 15, 2018.
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Johnsson, who grew up in Portland, attended Portland Adventist Academy. From a young age he struggled with severe dyslexia, but did not let that challenge dissuade him from pursuing his dreams. He became the first African-American from the state of Oregon to serve as a U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard at the White House for three presidents.
Johnsson has earned two undergraduate degrees, a master’s degree, and a doctorate. Before joining Adventist Health in 2015, Johnsson served as the senior radio chaplain and operational manager for WGTS-FM, the Adventist, highly-rated contemporary Christian music station that is located on the campus of Washington Adventist University and serves the Washington, D.C., listening area.