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Hopkins, South Carolina

Progressive Church Of Our
Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
6844 Lower Richland Blvd
 P.O. Box 135         
Hopkins, SC 29061-9198
Church: (803) 783-4584


David S. Johnson


Bishop David S. Johnson and Sister Shanda Johnson

Bishop David S. Johnson, Sr. was born on October 18, 1953 in Columbia South Carolina to Deacon Richard S. and Helen B. Johnson.  He was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ on January 26, 1965 at the age of eleven and received the gift of the Holy Ghost on February 1, 1965.

He graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia, SC in 1971 as Valedictorian of his class.  In 1975, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina.

Bishop Johnson attended the Progressive Church of Our Lord Christ in Columbia, SC all of his life.  There he was a choir member, a Sunday School teacher, president of the Youth Department, and as Vice-President of the National Youth Department.

At the age of 21, he was called into the ministry.  He received his minister's license in August 1975.  From 1974 - 1976, he did evangelistic work throughout the Progressive Church organization.

Although Minister Johnson had been involved in evangelistic work in Columbus, Georgia, on November 2, 1976, Bishop Joel G. Washington appointed him as pastor of the Progressive Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Hopkins, SC, which came as a surprise to him. Minister Johnson accepted his assignment and came to Hopkins and the Lord has confirmed that this was His will.  The Lord has blessed the Hopkins assembly as well as his natural family. During the 40th Annual Holy Convocation of 1984, Minister Johnson was ordained as an Elder. On July 2, 2007 during the 63rd Annual Holy Convocation, Elder Johnson was consecrated to the office of Bishop and appointed to serve on the Board of Bishops of the Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc. He currently oversees District II of the Progressive Churches.

Bishop Johnson and his wife Shanda have five children.  The first child, Cana Elizabeth, was born after fourteen years of marriage.  In addition to Cana, they have been blessed with three sons:  David Jr., Nathan, and Mark, and another daughter, Gabrielle.

Bishop Johnson has expanded his ministry to include the "Moment of Truth Radio Broadcast" which airs every Saturday morning on WTGH (620AM) at 11:00 AM in Columbia, SC.  Outreach ministries have also been started by Bishop Johnson in Cross, SC; Hinesville, GA; N. Myrtle Beach, SC; Sumter, SC; Yonkers, NY; as well as Prison Ministries.  

Service Schedule

Sunday School

9:30 am

Sunday Morning Worship Service

11:30 am

Sunday Night Service

6:30 pm

Tuesday (Mid-Day Bible Study)

1:00 pm


7:30 pm

Friday (Bible Study)

7:30 pm

Radio Broadcast

Moment of Truth Broadcast       WTGH (6:20 AM)    11:00 am   Saturday

Hopkins Church Staff

Elder Melvin E. Wallace 
Assistant Pastor/
 Brotherhood Chairman


Deacon Julius Williamson
Brotherhood Co-Chairman
Sister Mary Daniels
Women's Aux. President
Sister Fannie Rumph
Women's Aux. Vice-President
Brother William Golston
Youth Dept. President


Scenes from the Mortgage Burning Service
Progressive Church of Hopkins, SC
Sunday, April 19th

Congregation worships during the service

Hopkins Senior Choir renders a song of praise

Congregation worships with the choir

Bishop David S. Johnson, Pastor, gives welcoming remarks

Hinesville, GA choir renders a song of praise

Bishop Paul C. Johnson of Hinesville, GA preaches the message for the afternoon

Bishop Richard S. Johnson, brother of Bishop David Johnson
and Bishop Paul Johnson, gives remarks

Bishop David Johnson and the ministers/deacons of the Progressive Church
in Hopkins, SC prepare to burn the mortgage on the church

Members of the Board of Bishops (at right Bishop Theodore Jenkins, Bishop J. D. Williams, and Bishop Paul Johnson) participate in the Prayer of Thanksgiving

Bishop Johnson burns the mortgage documents

Bishop David Johnson, with his brothers, Bishop Richard Johnson,
Bishop Paul Johnson, and Brother Charles Johnson

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