R.I.P. Gospel Quartet Singer Charles Johnson

Rev. Joe Williams informed the Journal of Gospel Music yesterday of the passing of Charles Johnson.

Johnson was a gospel quartet singer and recording artist who worked with the Sensational Nightingales and Gospel Consolators, and fronted his own group, Charles Johnson & the Revivers. Johnson died of a massive heart attack in Durham, North Carolina.

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About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.


  1. RIP Mr. Johnson. Your music and showmanship inspired me. Loved your voice! Jack Brown – The Gospel Trumpet.

  2. Charles Johnson and the Revivers were one of the greatest Southern Gospel groups in my life .Still love listening too their music.Started watching them when they got together .Would love too know what yr. They quit singing .

  3. Loved his music,would like to know how to get his CD with ,my friend Jesus on it ,this song is a blessing to me,if anyone knows,please email me ,at haroldnorthern@live.com..GOD bless the family

  4. I’m very Sorry for the death of Charles Johnson I just found out that he died in 2014 He was a great singer I got a chance to listen meet him shake his hand buy his tapes . He was singing at Falmouth, Kentucky one night what a voice and his group was awesome. I often wondered how he was doing I finally looked him up today and found out he met JESUS he will be missed by me and so many others thank you sir for your wonderful music ,my Condolences to the family. ??✝️?

    • I sorry to read of his passing also. I just now been listening to their great group. Their music will lite the fire in you they worship in spirit n truth
      The whole band so good
      Rip Charles Johnson
      Do you know what happen to rest of band ? I like to hear the other man sing. He didn’t play no instrument but oh how he sing in the spirit n get get the Holy Ghost moving .. if you can give any information on the other two guys in their band. I don’t know their names
      Pleas let me know. I’d love to get some of their CD s n
      Pleas email me. brawley_geneva1@yahoo.com
      Thank you n God bless all

  5. This is 2020 and we are stilling listening. What a gift these men were to gospel singing

  6. Have to say that Charles Johnson and the Revivers were such a blessing and I listen to them on youtube most every day. God anointed them greatly. May they reap the blessings they have sown. I can’t wait to meet them in heaven.

  7. Naomi Pemberton

    Charles Johnson and the Revivers touched my very soul. Charles Johnson was anointed by the Holy Spirit to usher in the very presence of God. I will never forget him as long as I live. Today when I listen to him sing Holy City New Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit moves me to tears. There will be day when we will all be together and I will hear him sing a new song.

  8. Rest In Peace Mr. Charles Johnson! Your singing was lovely to hear and FEEL! Looking forward to hearing you praise God and our Savior Jesus Christ in the PROMISED LAND! Don Ramsey