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.
 

  • February 21-25, 2017
    Board of Bishops' Meeting
    Atlanta Airport Marriott
    4711 Best Rd
    College Park GA 30337
  • February 25, 2017
    North Eastern Episcopal District
    Missionary Supervisor
    Mrs. D. Diane Proctor
  • April 3, 2017
    Happy Birthday
    Mid-West Episcopal District
    Missionary Supervisor Camille Starnes
  • April 20, 2017
    Happy Birthday
    South West Delta Episcopal District
    Missionary Supervisor Galenia Frencher
  • May 7, 2017
    Happy Birthday
    Eastern North Carolina Episcopal
    Missionary Supervisor Sheila W. Monroe
  • May 16-21, 2017
    Blue Ridge Annual Conference
    Camp Dorothy Walls Conference & Retreat Center
    495 Cragmont Road
    Black Mountain, NC 28711
    Phone: (828) 419-9200
    Fax: (828) 419-9222
  • May 19-20, 2017
    Hood Theological Seminary
    Closing Convocation 7pm
    Hood Theological Seminary Commencement 10am
    Salisbury, NC

  • May 22-28, 2017
    West Central NC Annual Conference
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Koury Convention Center
    Hosting: Wadesboro-Monroe District
  • May 30 - June 4, 2017
    Western NC Annual Conference
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Koury Convention Center
    Hosting: Statesville District
  • June 1-4 2017
    Colorado Annual Conference
    Spottswood AME Zion Church
    3301 Milwaukee Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    Pastor: Rev. Darwin D. Little
  • June 5-11, 2017
    New England Annual Conference
    Cross Street AME Zion Church, Host Church
    Radisson Hotel Cromwell
    100 Berlin Road
    Cromwell, CT 06416
  • June 14-18, 2017
    California Annual Conference
    Kyles Temple AME Zion Church
    912 Florida Street
    Vallejo, CA 94590
    Pastor: Rev. David T. Miller
  • June 28-July 2, 2017
    Southwest Rocky Mount Conference
    Martin Temple AME Zion Church
    1005 North Rose Street
    Compton, CA 90221
    Pastor: Rev. Celeste Ary
  • July 5-9, 2017
    Oregon / Washington Conference
    Community AME Zion Vancouver
    3605 East 13th Street
    Vancouver, WA 98661
  • July 19-21, 2017
    Connectional Council
    Knoxville Marriott
    Knoxville Tennessee
  • July 22-27, 2017
    11th Quadrennial Connectional Lay Council Convention
    Knoxville Marriott
    Knoxville Tennessee
  • August 10-13, 2017
    Alaska Annual Conference
    Leake Temple AME Zion Anchorage
    430 North Hoyt Street
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gina R. Casey
  • August 30-September 2, 2017
    123rd North Alabama Annual Conference
    Hunter Chapel AME Zion Church
    Tuscaloosa AL

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