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.
 

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