Anthony N. Johnson, aka, Mtuaswa, Mississippi born and Chicago bred, is a Spiritual Counselor, writer, producer, poet, soldier, teacher, mentor, father, husband and seminarian. He is a second year student at Starr King School for The Ministry in Berkeley, CA, and is committed to a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”
A former United States Army Officer, he has served as a Military Instructor and part of the team to implement the Instruction System Design model at the U.S. Army General Staff College and throughout the US Army. He has worked as a Writer/ Producer of military training films and interactive videodiscs. He has written and produced for the likes of IBM, Motorola, The World Bank and Greenpeace, Levi’s 501 Jeans and Bud-Lite “Give-me-a-Light” series of television spots. It was during this time that he became one of the country’s leading producers of 3-D animation. The New York International recognized his Producer skills for Computer Animation with a Silver Medal.
He has served as Post-Production Project Manager for the ABC-News/Ted Koppel program “Tragedy at Tiannamen Square” and six other nationally televised prime-time specials. Anthony has also held the position of Director of Production and Operations for Black Entertainment Television (BET), overseeing the production of all cable programming.
He has counseled child soldiers in Liberia, West Africa and at-risk youth on Chicago’s south and west sides and taught communication skills in an Illinois maximum security state prison. He is an Initiated member of The Mankind Project, an International Men’s organization dedicated to honoring the Sacred Masculine.
Anthony is also the founder of “Multikulti”, an organization dedicated to dialogue across the racial divide which met at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist church for over six years. He has facilitated “Multikulti” workshops in communities across the country. His offerings include Personal Divination Sessions featuring Earth Based readings of Stones and Shells based upon African Indigenous Technology. Mtuaswa is also a Tai-Chi Practitioner.
Anthony is currently a feature film writer/producer overseeing the development of the feature film “Initiation”, based upon the autobiography “Of Water and The Spirit” by Malidoma Somé. The story that Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker so aptly calls, “the shimmering, missing piece of the story of the earth.”
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio-TV-Film and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Learning and Development.
Sample Sermons Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cAgEU82zfs