Charles is a great man of God...and is so inspiring! "When you're in the room with Charles Johnson and the Revivers, you know that the Holy Spirit is also there...people are touched and moved!" Meet Charles Johnson and the Revivers. If they have not been to your church yet, you are missing out on a tremendous blessing! "Charles Johnson felt the calling of God and urging of the Holy Spirit to leave his friends and brothers, the Sensational Nightingales and embark on a ministry of his own. He had been with the Sensational Nightingales for 23 years, recording numerous gospel albums and traveling all over Europe and America on the black gospel circuit. During his time with the Nightingales Charles was the lead singer as well as the songwriter for the group. Charles took nothing with him except his guitar.
Born near Paris, Texas, the youngest of 5 children, he grew up in church singing with his family all of his early years. In 1947 at the age of 16, Charles left Texas where he found employment on two ranches. He still sang with friends on the weekends. In 1950 Charles headed for California to work and sing until joining the Sensational Nightingales in 1961. While with the Sensational Nightingales Charles' song "It's Gonna Rain" was on the billboard charts for 100 weeks in the decade of the 70's. That album (It's Gonna Rain) has reportedly sold 1 million, 12 thousand albums and was one of three albums that the Nightingales had on Billboards Top 10 albums chart at the same time.