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 community is proud to know CeJay as a pastor, businessman, leader, and national figure in the gospel music industry.
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.
EJ FIELDS, JR.
E.J. Fields is a Contemporary Gospel/Christian Artist with a mission to help the generations get to experience God in a greater way. His multi-cultural sound allows him to reach many nationalities and cross color barriers to unite people.
He believes, “During these times, it’s pivotal to know God…I want my ministry to serve as a pipeline to Christ.” Fields brings an authentic style of Praise and Worship that adds a sense of simplicity to any audience. E.J. Fields is currently promoting his latest single, “Make It Alright,” proclaimed by peers as a song for the masses. The message he provides through his music is a message of hope and, in his own words, to others, “Destiny Without Fear.”
Make It Alright
EJ FIELDS, JR.
EJ Fields is a singer on the rise. Over the last few years, he’s dropped a handful of singles. His latest, “Make It Alright,” is for Baton Rouge, LA pastor Ken Dominick’s Silver Fox recording label. “The song is about however good or bad it is, the Lord is going to make it alright,” Fields says. It’s sort of the theme of Fields’ life thus far. He recently lost his father to COVID, his Aunt Barbara Kay was killed in a car accident, and his neighborhood is surrounded by negative forces that could have easily swallowed him. Yet, he remains confident that God will make it all right.
“There’s a lot of poverty around here,” Fields admits. “There’s still a lot of racism here. You don’t have to have a beef with someone. The attitude is just, `Oh, I feel like shooting someone.’ We have open carry gun laws here. They shot a woman and her son at the stoplight the other day – wrong neighborhood at the wrong time. I lived with my grandmother and her house was in the middle of two different dope dealers’ houses. They shot her house up one time. I’ve seen drive-bys, but what saved me is I didn’t want to die, and I didn’t want to live that way.”
Fields’ parents divorced when he was three years old. Although, he sang in church as a youth, he never took it seriously. “I was singing just because I could and didn’t know any better,” he chuckles. He picked up piano and drums along the way. However, his passion was football. Throughout high school, he played safety and running back positions, and he dreamed of a professional career in the NFL. Around the same time, he formed a twelve-member gospel ensemble, Prosperity. He wrote all the songs for their debut digital EP. “When it was time to get the thing done, everybody backed out,” he recalls. “So, I took my own money and did everything. Then, I thought about it and realized if I wrote all the music and lead all the songs, I don’t need a group. I can do it myself.”
In 2017, Fields issued his first solo single, “Wanna Be Made,” an uplifting ballad of spiritual renewal. Two years later, he showed up with the Caribbean-flavored jam, “Always Come Back to You.” Then, last year, Fields dropped a worship-styled congregational number entitled, “I’ve Seen Him Do It.” His zeal for football ebbed when he realized music was his true calling. “I simply had lost the love for it after I learned that singing was my purpose,” he adds.
“Make It Alright” shows that Fields has great purpose and promise as an artist and tunesmith. “I write my songs like a county writer does, I tell a story,” he explains. “I like Garth Brooks, Aaron Neville. Ray Charles is my favorite country singer. I also like Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and James Brown. Marvin can go from you low to high. James was just funk. MJ was a chameleon. Whatever stage or whatever genre of music you put him on, he could adapt to it. That’s what I am to do.”