DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. – The City of DeFuniak Springs held a street renaming ceremony to honor the late Anthony M. Johnson, former pastor of Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The ceremony took place on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. at the church located at 416 Railroad Street, DeFuniak Springs.
A portion of Railroad Street nearest to the church will be renamed Anthony M. Johnson Trail in his honor. Johnson served as the pastor of Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church from March 1998 to October 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University in 1977, and his master’s degree and juris doctorate degree from Marquette University in 1982.
This street was chosen because of its proximity to the church that Johnson served from March 1998 to October 2021. He was a devoted husband and father and was married to Mrs. Sharon Johnson for more than 30 years.