Earl Johnson, also known as God Johnson, is an oil magnate. After he started calling himself God, his wife had him committed to a psychiatric hospital.
Johnson was a wealthy oil magnate from Odessa, Texas. While in New Mexico for work, he picked up a belt buckle in a Navajo gift shop. The belt buckle made him believe he was God. He gave away all his money and changed his name to God. On February 3, 2017, his wife committed him to Westridge Canyon Psychiatric Hospital.
When an orderly, Toby Mulligan, is murdered at the hospital, Johnson is the prime suspect. Lucifer is intrigued that Johnson thinks he is God and tries to prove him an impostor. However, when Johnson calls him "Samael", Lucifer believes that it is really his father.
Later, when Johnson's belt is removed, he regains his mind. He has no memories of his time as "God" – the last thing he can remember is picking up the belt buckle in the gift shop.
- Johnson was at Westridge Canyon Psychiatric Hospital for three months. He was admitted February 3, 2017 and released May 10, 2017.
- His condition was described as "delusional" and he was given thorazine and diazepam. While thorazine is an antipsychotic, diazepam is used primarily to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures.