Johnson-Wright to deliver church message

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 12, 1999

At the age of 24, Carnethia Johnson-Wright was called to be a prophet of God.

&uot;There are different gifts,&uot; Wright said. &uot;There are singers, teachers, prophets, for example.&uot;

But for Wright, she said God speaks very specifically and directly.

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&uot;God speaks to you directly, not through another channel,&uot; she said.

Wright, now 26, will deliver her first message to a congregation tonight at 7 p.m. at the Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Lorman Popular Hill Road in Fayette.

When speaking, Wright said she simply delivers the message God provides.

&uot;I’m bringing some of my friends from Alabama – my sisters in Christ – to help prepare the place,&uot; she said.

Wright is an agricultural statistician for the U.S. Commission on Agriculture in Montgomery, Ala. She and her family attend New Life Church of God in Christ in Montgomery.

She said she hasn’t spoken at her home church yet because she hasn’t had a specific message for them. &uot;I go where God leads,&uot; she said. &uot;When God tells me to speak there, I will.&uot;

This reliance on God’s will is true in her own marriage to Drumage Wright. She met her future husband in her church. &uot;God said ‘That man will be your husband,’&uot; Wright said.

God led her to tell her future husband in a most direct way. Wright said God told her to go to her future husband and say that &uot;the answer to your question is yes,&uot; and the message was in answer to his request.

When she approached him, she told him the message and that her delivery of it was in obedience to God.

&uot;He smiled,&uot; she said. He had asked God if she would marry him and if she was a woman obedient to God. Neither had told anyone else about the divine connection that brought them together.

She and her husband now have a four-month-old daughter, Carley.