Bishop Joseph Johnson (Retired)
 
Bishop Joseph Johnson (Retired)
 

Born: May 28, 1934

Married: Rev. Dorothy S. Johnson, D. Min.

Children: Two Children, Two grandchildren



Earned B.A. degree from North Carolina State University, Masters of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University Candler School of Theology and Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary.

Received the OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD from Salisbury-Rowan Branch NAACP for serving as president from 1978-1980, awarded the JAMES VARICK EPISCOPAL AWARD by the Ministers & Lay Association, and entered into the Congressional Records of the U.S. House of Representatives for services rendered to South Carolina by Congressman James Clyburn.



Served as pastor of St. John A. M. E. Zion Church, Fayetteville, NC; Trinity A. M. E. Zion Church, Southern Pines, NC; Soldiers Memorial A. M. E. Zion Church, Salisbury, NC; and Trinity A. M. E. Zion Church, Greensboro, NC.

Elected the 85th Bishop in the A. M. E. Zion Church in 1992 and served as presiding Bishop of the South West Delta Episcopal District from 1992-1996 and the South Atlantic Episcopal District from 1996-2004.



While an active Bishop, served as Chairman of Boards of Trustees of Hood Theological Seminary and Clinton Junior College where he led both institutions to become accredited by their respective accrediting agencies. He also led Clinton College in building a 2 million dollar library and Hood Theological Seminary in purchasing and developing the new Hood Seminary complex in Salisbury, NC. He led the South Atlantic District in building and paying for an Episcopal Residence, and assisted churches in the South West Delta and South Atlantic District in building, purchasing, and/or making major additions on 52 houses of worship.

In retirement, he serves as Bishop-in-Residence, Director of Diploma Program, and Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC.
 

  • December 25, 2017
    Merry Christmas
    Galatians 4:4-5
    But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
  • January 1, 2018
    Happy New Year
    2 Corinthians 5:17
    Therefore, if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away, behold, all things are become new!
  • January 15, 2018
    Martin Luther King Jr Day
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/mlkday for more information.
  • February 12-16, 2018
    Board of Bishops' and International Ministers & Lay Association Meeting
    Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
    235 East Main Street
    Norfolk, VA
    Register by February 5, 2018!
  • February 14, 2018
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday is always celebrated on a Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday. For Christians, the day marks the first day of Lent and the starting of 6 weeks of fasting and penance.
  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.
  • February 14, 2018
    Valentine's Day
    We love because he first loved us 1 John 4:19
  • March 11, 2018
    Daylight Savings Time
    Spring forward - Turn your clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m. local standard time (At 2 a.m. on March 11th, the clocks after they are moved forward an hour, will read 3 a.m. local daylight time).

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