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
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