Pastor Charles Johnson (Pastor CeJay), Director for local Shreveport-Bossier radio station KOKA FM, will be honored by Black Smoke Gospel this Saturday, September 19, 2020.
“Pastor CeJay and KOKA Radio Station have been responsible for almost every #1 song in the country on Gospel Radio airplay billboard charts over the past 10-12 months,” said Kerry Douglas, CEO of Black Smoke Gospel. “However, KOKA for the last 30 years has been a force in the gospel music industry in helping new artists break within the industry like James Fortune, Zacardi Cortez, and Pastor Mike, Jr.”
“Everyone in the gospel industry understands the importance of gospel radio but most importantly having the support of Pastor CeJay and KOKA, said Pastor Mike Jr., National Gospel Recording Artist. “I’m grateful to have support from him and the station which is why I’m coming to honor him this Saturday, September 19 for his support.”
Pastor CeJay has become one of Shreveport’s most influential millennial leaders today, using his voice to impact thousands. Pastor CeJay has forever been “all about people”, regardless of their position in life. Through this approach, Pastor CeJay has been able to connect and engage people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, denominations, races, ages, and creeds. The pulpit, radio, and digital media, among others, have helped Pastor CeJay meet the needs of people within his community and various places throughout America. Through time and consistent outreach, Pastor CeJay has become a leading voice in support of gospel music in Shreveport, Louisiana.
“We support gospel artists from all over the country, state, and right here at home,” said CeJay, Director of KOKA. “We plan to continue supporting gospel artists because it’s what we are called to do.”
In 2014, Pastor CeJay became a familiar gospel voice on local radio. As the announcer for Sunday mornings on KBTT 103.7 FM Tha Beat, Charles’ show was uplifting, inspirational, and presented a different view of gospel music for all generations. Pastor CeJay proved that gospel radio could succeed on a hip- hop station. People loved to hear Pastor CeJay on the radio and were the reason the show grew into a huge success.