He got an email from Rodney Davis two weeks ago inviting him to the 2013 Inauguration. Johnson says he can't wait to see President Obama speak and bring inspiration back to Champaign.
"It was an honor to receive that letter. I was excited, screaming, yelling. The family is excited and the church is so excited that I'm going. It's been a bundle of excitement for us."
Johnson's flight leaves Sunday at 6 am. He's taking along a close friend.