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Bishop Joey Johnson will be keynote speaker at Malone University’s Equip Ministry Conference October 25

June 4, 2014 | Release # 6925

Malone University announces that it will host the Equip Ministry Conference Saturday, October 25, in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Keynote speaker will be Bishop Joey Johnson of House of the Lord. The conference is designed for persons in leadership positions within church or parachurch organizations, but is open to all.

Cost is $40 and includes a boxed lunch and all conference materials. To register or for more information, contact Doug Gregory at 330-471-8643.

Presiding Bishop F. Josephus Johnson II, better known as Bishop Joey Johnson, is the organizer and senior pastor of The House of the Lord in Akron, Ohio.

Bishop Johnson is a renowned Bible scholar, counselor, author, educator, conference speaker and workshop facilitator. His experience in leading one of the city's largest churches for over thirty-seven years has equipped him to impart wisdom for issues related to church growth and development, business management, leadership and team building.

As a visionary, Bishop Johnson founded The Pastoral Mentoring Institute, where he utilizes his considerable skills to train and mentor senior pastors and church leaders to be more effective in their local churches and in making an impact on today's society and generations to come for the cause of Jesus Christ. As a lover of The Holy Scriptures with keen intellectual curiosity and insatiable appetite for reading, Bishop Johnson founded Emmanuel Christian Academy and Logos Bible Institute to present opportunities to both children and adults to be educated and equipped in the foundation of God's Word.

Bishop Johnson was promoted to Bishopric through the providential wisdom of God and at the request of the senior pastors he mentors. His consecration and ordination in 2004 was accompanied by having the doctor of divinity degree conferred upon him by the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops Congress. Within the Christian community at large, Bishop Johnson's apostolic responsibilities include the oversight of Beth-El Fellowship of Visionary Churches. Beth-El was created to be a source of encouragement, practical leadership development and team building, as well as a haven of rest for senior pastors, their spouses, and other church leadership. He offers over three decades of pastoral wisdom and guidance to the senior pastors of these churches and their congregations.

Bishop Johnson's heart for the Akron Community includes participation in the National Day of Prayer Service on the courthouse steps, hosting a citywide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration service, and helping out a local grocery store with a Henry's ACME Day which resulted in hundreds of members walking across the street and buying groceries.

The Fugitive Safe Surrender Program, a collaboration between The House of the Lord, The U.S. Marshals Service, and various court systems throughout Summit County, resulted in thousands of people with arrest warrants turning themselves in without violence and receiving favorable consideration and leniency from the judicial system.

Bishop Johnson's most recent community collaboration is The Village at New Seasons which features low-income senior citizen housing and a fully staffed health care facility operated by SUMMA Health System. This facility is the only emergency health care facility in the West Akron Community.

Among his many accolades, Bishop Johnson is the winner of the first-ever "Praiseworthy Sermons! Contest," in April of 2007, conducted by Church Business Magazine. The winning sermon was "Restoring God's Witness to The Streets." And on June 27, 2007, Saint Thomas College and Theological Seminary conferred upon Bishop Johnson the honorary degree of doctor of divinity. In addition, he holds a graduate-level reading certificate in cultural anthropology and New Testament interpretation from the Department of Theology, Creighton University, 2004.

In 1983, Bishop Johnson authored The Church: The Family of Families, reprinted March 2013. The popularity and power of his 1997 sermon series entitled, "Family Mess" inspired him to write God Is Greater Than Family Mess, whose popularity encouraged the updated and revised version, reprinted in 2009. Bishop Johnson completed his third book, The Eight Ministries of the Holy Spirit: From Denomination to Reformation: An Introduction to Biblecostalism® and released the accompanying study guide. In 2011 Bishop Johnson completed and released two books, The Biblical World through New Glasses and Lord of the Flies: A Leadership Fable.

Bishop Johnson is married to Pastor Cathy Johnson; they have two adult children and eight grandchildren.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014, has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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