Meet The Team

Rev. Charles Johnson

Executive Director

Dr. Charles Luke

Co-Director

Brandon Grebe

Development Director

Cameron Vickrey

Associate Director

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Rev. Charles Foster Johnson

Founder and Executive Director

Charles Foster Johnson is a pastor and public education advocate.

He is founder and co-pastor of Bread, a faith community in Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout his forty-year pastoral ministry he has served churches in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas. 

Rev. Johnson served on the faculty of McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, as Visiting Professor of Preaching. He has served as a pastoral mentor for students at Perkins School of Theology (SMU) and Brite Divinity School (TCU), where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. He is involved in civic and denominational life. and was has been twice named “Baptist of the Year” by the Baptist Center for Ethics (in 2004 and 2018). Rev. Johnson was inducted into Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers in 2008. 

Advocacy for children has long been a cornerstone of Rev. Johnson’s work. He served on the Board of Trustees of New Horizons Treatment Center for Children and the Child Friendly Faith Project. In 2013, he founded Pastors for Texas Children, a statewide ecumenical organization mobilizing the faith community for public education support and advocacy. PTC now has over 2,000 faith partners throughout Texas and sister networks in four states.

Rev. Johnson is a frequent preacher and speaker in university, church, business, education, and non-profit circles.  He has written for numerous publications, and has made guest appearances on cable network news shows. He is married to Jana, has three children, and three grandchildren.  He enjoys reading, hunting, and spending time at his ranch in Desdemona, Texas.  

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Dr. Charles Luke

Co-Director

Dr. Charles Luke has over 30 years of education and non-profit experience, having served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in several Texas public school districts. He earned his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Education from Texas Tech University and his doctorate in education from the University of North Texas.  Dr. Luke has also served as a board member, vice president, and chief strategy officer for Volunteers of America, Texas, and is the founder and Executive Director for the Tarrant County Spiritual Care Network.

In addition to his work with Pastors for Texas Children, he also serves as the Coordinator of the Coalition for Public Schools and as the founder and Director of the Coalition for Education Funding.  He currently serves on the Faith-Based Advisory Board of the Child Welfare League of America, the Fort Worth Mayor’s Faith Advisory Cabinet, and on the advisory board for Helping Restore Ability in Arlington, Texas.

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Brandon Grebe

Director of Development

Brandon Grebe has spent the past 25 years working with non-profit organizations specializing in social services for children, families and education. He has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Brandon has served non-profit organizations in many capacities including Administration, Direct Care, Fundraising, and Development.  

 

Brandon is married to Holli Grebe and they have three kids.  He currently serves on the Board of the Mills County Museum and Historical Commission, the Texas Forts Trail,  and volunteers with several organizations including the Texas Botanical Garden and Native American Interpretive Center, The Boy Scouts of America, American Cancer Society and the Texas Archeological Society.  

 

Brandon is a musician, outdoorsman, golfer and family man.

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Cameron Mason Vickrey

Associate Director

Cameron Mason Vickrey is a minister and public education advocate. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, where her husband Garrett has been the pastor of Woodland Baptist Church since 2012. 

 

Cameron has a masters of divinity from Wake Forest University. She has spent the last decade raising three daughters, working part time for nonprofits, and finding ways to advocate for public education. She co-founded a grassroots parent-led advocacy group for public schools in San Antonio called RootEd

 

Cameron enjoys reading--anything from theology to the newest bestselling fiction with her book club. She also like to write, and is a regular contributor to Alamo City Moms. She has been the treasurer on the PTA board at her daughters' school for several years and serves on the board of Duke Divinity School's Baptist House.

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