Rev. Dr. C. H. Johnson, Pastor
Dr. C. H. Johnson was born and reared in Edenton, North Carolina as the ninth child of ten children, which consisted of seven boys and three girls. His father, Deacon James A. M. Johnson a sharecropper, was called into eternal rest when Dr. Johnson was nine years old. His Mother, Deaconess Martha O. Johnson, transitioned to be with the Lord in August 1987. Professing Jesus Christ at an early age, Dr. Johnson was baptized and united with the Historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Edenton, North Carolina under the distinguished pastoral leadership and Civil Rights leader, the late Rev. Dr. F. H. LaGarde, Sr. As a youngster, he was exposed to the rampant ills of oppression and the ugly stains of racial discrimination.
He quickly recognized the necessity to take a stand against such unjust practices. Thus, joining the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he began to fight for equality, freedom and justice, for the least, the lost and the left out.
After organizing and mobilizing a delegation for the (Solidarity Day) Poor People’s Campaign March on Washington, DC on Wednesday, June 19, 1968 ( Juneteenth), he relocated to the nation’s capital where his struggles against racism and injustices continue. While matriculating through the University of the District of Columbia majoring in Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion, fellow colleagues observed his unique and advanced leadership abilities by electing him three times as their representative to the Student Government Association and twice to its Office of Executive Secretary.
Dr. Johnson was licensed into the Gospel Ministry by the Isle of Patmos Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. after delivering his initial sermon on Sunday, December 15, 1985 under the esteem Pastorate of the late Rev. Dr. George B. Rogers. Four years later he accepted the call and assumed the Pastorate of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Bryans Road, Maryland on the first Sunday in March 1989. After serving in many leadership positions while in seminary, Rev. Johnson graduated with honors from the Washington Baptist Theological Seminary in June of 1989. Pastor Johnson was subsequently ordained by his home church, the Isle of Patmos Baptist Church, October 1990 during the pastoral leadership of the Late Dr. Tyrone P. Jones, III. On Saturday, May 17, 2003, Rev. Johnson received his Doctor of Humane Letters from the Faith Christian University and Schools of Washington, DC. God’s Love Shined on a Cloudy Day of Saturday, February 15, 1992 as the Holy Spirit joined Rev. C. H. Johnson and his African Queen, Lady Hycia Jamison Johnson together in Holy Matrimony.