Evangelist Rayford "brotha ray" Johnson Ministries was founded in 2009 by Evangelist Rayford “Brotha Ray” Johnson. Johnson is a retired Correctional Counselor for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a Certified Gang Specialist, Life Skills Trainer, Photojournalist, Author and Licensed Minister.

As a retried correctional counselor and photojournalist for over 30 years, Johnson had been exposed and observed the dark side of the entertainment industry in Hollywood and beyond. He had observed first hand as a correctional counselor the negative influence and impact the entertainment industry has had on the inmate population which he addresses in his book Thug Mentality Exposed and Demon Mentality Exposed.