The organization was birthed out of the community work of Charles Edward Johnson (CEJAY) back in 2008. Thousands listen to him on the radio and do business with his company. Through that work, he learns about various needs within the community. This nonprofit organization allows him to respond to needs through multiple programs for women and children and create partnerships to strengthen the community.
His work #CEJAYCARES has centered around empowering people and equipping them with the necessary resources to accomplish their goals in life.
Today, #CEJAYCARES continue to change lives by helping people believe so they may achieve. We are a 501 (c) 3 organization within Northwest Louisiana. Our partnerships strengthen our programs with local churches, businesses, civic organizations, and government agencies.
We aim to connect people to information and resources to help them advance.
Our Core Values
PASTOR I ENTREPRENEUR I RADIO PERSONALITY
Charles Edward Johnson is a licensed and ordained minister, Stellar Award-nominated radio announcer, and Shreveport Chamber of Commerce-recognized businessman. He leads one of the most prominent radio stations in the country, owns several small businesses, and oversees a nonprofit organization that has impacted thousands. We know him as Pastor CeJay, the Ark-La-Tex’s Ambassador of Gospel Music.
He believes in helping people reach their destiny; you have to meet people where they are. He’s an influential figure in the pulpit, radio, and music. His radio show is one of the top-rated in the south and has generated millions in revenue.
Our community is proud to know CeJay as a pastor, businessman, leader, and national figure in the gospel music industry.
Director, Economic Development Caddo-Bossier Parish Port Commission CEO, Dudley Worldwide, LLC
Former Shreveport City Council Member, District A Retired, Willis Knighton
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Youth Males Coordinator / Instructor
Production & A/R Manager
Youth Girls Coordinator / Instructor
has centered around empowering people and equipping them with the necessary resources to accomplish their goals in life.
We offer multiple programs for women and children and create partnerships to strengthen the community.
Women of Massive Belief Program
The demands of life weigh on her from the moment she wakes up. There is always a need. She has untold potential, and you can help her unlock it. This program serves up to five women per year.
When a woman generates an income, it benefits her – the entire community profits. Through the training techniques below, CJ Ministries equips women to start and successfully operate their businesses.
Family Health Empowerment
We train and educate women, including expectant mothers, in early childhood development, nutrition, health, hygiene, literacy, cooking, and even small-scale agriculture.
Domestic Violence Program
This Program is designed to help women get out and start a new life. The program offers a safe environment for women and their children and assistance to help them become independent. We work hard to help women with financial aid, education, and job placement.
Women of Worth Empowerment Luncheon
a luncheon where twelve women within the community are recognized for their achievement as women and placed on a twelve-month digital calendar to encourage other women and girls.
YOUNG UNIQUE POSITIVE PEOPLE
In society, there is a dramatic juxtaposition between the high unemployment of Black youth and the plethora of career opportunities within the local technology sector. To address this concern, we’ve established an initiative to connect black youth with the skills, mentors, and experiences they need to become high-performing entrepreneurs and technologists in the 21st-century global economy at CJ Ministries.
The FuelMan & Growing Into Respectable Ladies Programs
These Programs train and mentor African American male and female youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Both programs are 11-month educational programs for schools and communities to raise the next generation of leaders. Girls in this program
Life Skills & Health
Those in these programs develop life skills and learn about culturally relevant issues like the ones listed below.
Building A Business Training provides computer science, software development, and entrepreneurship training to 5th-grade students.
This program is designed to help black single mothers with their sons for life. Young black males will be mentored on a weekly basis, helped with resources, and given holistic guidance to live productive lives.
Eligibility: Black Females-Males / 5th Grade
Program Size: 8-10 Students Per Year
After the killings of Black Men and Women in America sprung out countless Black Lives Matter protest throughout the country. That brought up serious conversations regarding race relations in Northwest Louisiana. Because of that, we organized faith leaders, their congregations, and other community organizations together to help mobilize reconciliation within our community through building wholesome relationships, dialogue, and community service.