Dr. Johnny F. McKinney


Pastor McKinney has been married to Josephine Sawyer McKinney since 1972 and they have three daughters, KaTina (son-in-law:Tracy), Barbara (Son-in-law: Stephen), and Katie (Son-in-law: Mitri); seven grandsons: Marquis, Jacques, Jacqrius, Shondarius, Donovan, Maleek, and Parker; and three great grandsons, Kayden, Kaison, and Kha’Mari.

PROFESSIONAL Reverend Johnny F. McKinney came to serve Rocky Mount Baptist Church twenty-six years ago. He continues to be an outstanding leader with a heart of a servant. Pastor McKinney is seriously faithful in his duties leading the “Rock” with loving guidance and sincere prayer support. He is a native of Talladega, Alabama. He is the fifth child born of ten to the late Mr. Frank and Katie Rhoden McKinney. After graduating from Talladega High School in 1971, he served in the U.S. Navy, then later received an Associate Degree from Gadsden State Community College, a Bachelor Degree from Birmingham Baptist Bible College, a Masters Degree from the Rushing Springs School of Theology, and in 2006 an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Pastor McKinney serves as Moderator of the Rushing Springs Baptist Association. He is also Dean and a teacher at the Rushing Springs School of Theology. Futhermore, Pastor McKinney is a former teacher and 2nd Vice President Emeritus of the Northeast District of the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention. He adheres to a full schedule serving in various roles throughout his community, including substitute teacher in the Talladega City School System. He retired from the Department of Defense with 28 years of federal service at Fort McClellan in 1999. He established the Knox Street Barber Shop for the benefit of the community in 1992.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 263 • Talladega, Alabama 35161 — Location: 1380 Jackson Trace Road • Talladega, Alabama 35160 — 256-362-8691