Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saints & Sinners pt 1 (Meet the Family)


Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church was founded in 1894. It is one of the oldest and most respected churches in the small town of Rockville, North Carolina. The church has a rich history of providing food, shelter, and counseling to those that need it. Mount Pleasant was a strong player in the Civil Rights movement and organized protests, marches, and sit ins throughout North Carolina.

The church is led by Reverend Alvin Johnson, a 44 year old minister from Atlanta that was brought to the church last year after the death of the old pastor. Many members of the congregation did not feel that Rev Johnson was right for the church and left. Rev Johnson has been married to his wife, Sherita, for 24 years and they have two children: 18 year old Alvin Johnson Jr (AJ) and 16 year old Keisha. . The children were very respectable young adults and were very active in the church. Keisha was a member of the youth choir and AJ was a member of the Young Deacons Organization.

To an outsider, the Johnson’s seem like the perfect family. Of course things aren’t always as they seem. Every family has secrets, and the Johnson’s are no exception. 


“I don’t care how you do it! Just deliver it! You’re not getting paid until I get confirmation!” the Reverend said as he hung up his cell phone and threw it on the table.

“What’s wrong, dear?” his wife asked.

“Nothing. Everything is fine.”

In reality, everything is NOT fine. Reverend Johnson has been hiding a secret from his wife for the duration of his marriage and he wasn’t sure how long he could hold out. As a man of God, he often struggled with the fact that he wasn’t being honest with his wife, or with himself for that matter. Sometimes he wondered how different his life would be if he hadn’t married his wife so early. He wondered what his life would be like if he wasn’t a preacher. He enjoyed the luxuries of his job, and the chance to interact with dozens of people on a daily basis, but he was leading a double life and he couldn’t continue the charade much longer.


“Oooh baby that’s my spot. Keep going...harder...harder...ooooohhhhh”

Sherita’s eyes rolled into the back of her head as she reached her third orgasm. The man climaxed shortly thereafter, and the couple rinsed off in the shower.

“Sherita we can’t keep doing this” the man said as he kissed her goodbye. “What if we get caught?” he asked. “There could be serious consequences for the both of us”

“I know, but I can’t help it. And you know you can’t get enough of this”

The man smiled as he walked out the door.

Sherita is a devoted wife and mother. She has a hot meal ready for her husband when he walks in the door. She communicates with her children, helps them with their homework, and shows them unconditional love and support. She appears to be a wholesome and dedicated first lady. She is heavily involved in church programs and always has a kind word for the congregation.

Unfortunately, her husband is rarely home. He’s always out of town on ‘church business’ and when he’s at home its as if he’s in another world. They have been married for awhile, but lately it seems as if their relationship is suffering. Her husband always seems to have something on his mind, but he never wants to talk. And he hasn’t been meeting her ‘sexual needs’ lately either. And as the saying goes, what one man won’t do another one will. 


Alvin Johnson Jr is every woman’s dream. He’s a star basketball player with college prospects, he’s about 6’1 with an athletic body and handsome face, and he has the dick from heaven. He recently graduated from Marietta High School outside of Atlanta and decided to follow his family to North Carolina and accept a full basketball scholarship to Wake Forest instead of attending Georgia Tech. 

He is heavily involved in the church. He works with the children and is a member of the Young Deacons Organization, led by Deacon William Thomas. AJ has been interested in ministry since he was young and hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps by leading his own congregation. For now, his main focus is playing basketball, working with the youth, and studying architecture at Wake Forest.


Keisha has always been a straight A student. The simple thought of making a ‘B’ in any one of her honors classes makes her sick. She is currently ranked number 2 in her high school class and is on track to graduate one year early. She is a skilled volleyball player and has scholarship offers from Penn State, Texas, and Clemson. She is a member of the choir and has a voice that would give Beyonce a run for her money. Yes, she’s THAT good. She also helps her mother maintain the home, and is involved with various church organizations. With all of her extracurricular activities it’s hard to imagine her having time to participate in any unholy activities.

In fact, her family seldom questions her whereabouts when she comes home past curfew. They just assume that she’s out with friends or participating in a school or church function.

Yes the Johnson’s are a holy family filled with deep, dark secrets that threaten to tear their world apart, along with the small town surrounding it. Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church has seen its share of ups and downs, but is definitely not prepared for the Johnson family.


  1. Hmmm...interesting.... I am sooo ready for this drama. lol

  2. I've got to hear more.