Meet Rev. Dr. Marion J. Johnson, jr. pastor

Rev. Dr. Marion J. Johnson, Jr. Pastor


       Born, Canton, Mississippi - October 29,1951, to Marion J., Sr. and Annie Lee Johnson

       Baptized, Feb. 2,1964 at New Mt. Moriah in Gary, IN by Pastor L. J. Harris

       Reared and educated in Gary, IN, graduating from Roosevelt High in 1970

       Attended Bishop College, Dallas, Texas (2 years)

       Graduate, American Baptist College

       Licensed (1985) & Ordained (1986) Minister, under the pastorate of Pastor James Montgomery, New Tabernacle Baptist Church, Gary

       Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree, GMOR Theological Institute of NW Indiana, August 2, 2002

       Received Pastors' Alternative Teaching Certificate from NBC, USA, INC., July 8, 2004 Church/Outreach Ministries

       Pastor, Mt. Moriah M. B. Church, December 1995 - present

       Founded the Henry McHenry/Willie Earl Parker Scholarship at Mt. Moriah M. B. Church

       Radio Broadcast Ministry, WGVE (88.7F.M.) Sunday, 8:00 p. m.

       Cable Television Ministry, Gary (Channel 21) Merrillville (Channel 16)

       Organizer & Coordinator of The Sunday School Hour’ WGVE Radio (88.7 FM, Sundays at 7:00 a. m.)

       Instructor, Fall Seminar - Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Gary & Vicinity

       President, Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Gary & Vicinity (2000 & 2002)

       Founded the Baptist Ministers’ Conference Scholarship Fund

       Former Moderator, Northern Indiana Missionary Baptist Educational District Association - served 15 years

       Instructor, District & State Congress of Christian Education

       Former President, Congress of Christian Education of the Original General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Indiana, Inc. (1997 - 2003)

       Former 1st Vice President, At-Large, the Original General M. B. State Convention of Indiana, Inc. - served 10 years

       Former member, Foreign Mission Board, Nat’l Baptist Convention USA, Inc.

       Former member, Board of Directors, Nat’l Bapt. Congress of Christian Ed. of the NBC, USA, Inc. (7yrs.)

       Member, Board of Directors Trusted Partners of the Nat’l Baptist Convention USA, Inc.

       Former Vice President At Large, Moderators’ Auxiliary, Nat’l Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. - served 10 years

       Instructor, Moderators’ Division, Midwest Region

       Coordinated the Midwest Regional Meeting for the Nat’l Baptist Convention USA, Inc. (2009 & 2010)

       Coordinator, Moderators’ Conference 2011 (NBCUSA, Inc.)

       Member, Advisory Board, American Baptist College, East Chicago, IN Extension

       Volunteer, Ministerial Services at Methodist Hospital North & Southlake Campuses

       Member, Board of Redevelopment Commissions (2015 - present)

       Member, Gary Economic Development Commission (2015 - present)

       Currently Assistant Secretary of the National Baptist Convention (2015)

       Currently a member, Board of Directors of the National Baptist Convention (2015)

       Sought out as an evangelist and teacher for various churches across the country

       Greatest desire is to be used by God, filled with the Holy Spirit for preaching, teaching, and living the word of God.

Community Service

       Former Honorary Deputy, Lake County Sheriffs Department

       Feb. 2001, appointed by former Mayor Scott King to the Gary Human Relations Commission;

Elected and served as Chairman, Community Affairs (Jan. 2002 - Jan. 2007)

       Member, Advisory Board, WGVE 88.7 FM, Gary, IN

       Former Member, Board of Directors, Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc.

       Appointed by former Mayor King to the Gary/Chicago International Airport Board of Authority, and retained under (the late) Mayor Rudy Clay and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. Served as secretary for Gary/Chicago Airport Board. Served as President of the Board, 2000-2010, and as Vice-President, 2010-2013, and a former member of the RDA Working Group and the Gary/Chicago Compact Board. Formerly served on the Adhoc P-3 Committee, working on the development of the Gary/Chicago International Airport and the surrounding areas

       Hosts “Taking Off with the Gary/Chicago Airport" on Cable Channel 21 and Channel 4

       Appointed to the Redevelopment Commission Board by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on October 16, 2013

       A grateful recipient of the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marchers Award, January 19, 2013, and also The Distinguished Garyite Award by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, August 23, 2013

A believer and practitioner of God’s Word, continuous in prayer, that whenever he stands to deliver “The Word" it will be a blessing to him, as well as the hearer."