Father Josh Johnson

Father Josh Johnson

Fr. Josh Johnson is the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Baton Rouge and also the Pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.


While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. One day, in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, he fell in love with Jesus and perceived the call to become a priest.


He is a nationally recognized speaker and he presents regularly on the topics of conversion, virtue and vice, avoiding the near occasion of sin, growing in the spiritual life and forming intentional disciples of Jesus Christ across the racial divide.


He is a presenter with Ascension Press on “Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass,“ YOU: Life, Love, and The Theology of the Body," “Rejoice: Advent Meditations with Mary,” “Rejoice: Advent Meditations with Joseph,” “No Greater Love” and “the 99.”


He is also the author of “Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation,” “Pocket Guide to Adoration” and a contributing author of “Power & Grace: A Guide to the Catholic Sacraments.” You can keep in touch with Fr. Josh through his weekly podcast, Ask Fr. Josh.


Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, he attended Southern University and graduated from St. Joseph’s Seminary College and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.


Fr. Johnson’s greatest desire is to become a saint and form saints for the Kingdom of God!