Dr. A. Jamale Johnson
Pastor A. Jamale Johnson is a native of Fayetteville, NC, and he is the son of Pastor Emeritus Aaron J. Johnson and Mattie Johnson. He attended public school in the city of Fayetteville, and he is a proud 1989 graduate of E.E Smith Senior High School, which according to Pastor Johnson is the “best” high school in the world. His spiritual foundation was formed at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of his father. As a youth in Mt. Sinai, Pastor Johnson was active in youth ministry, the youth choir, and Sunday school.
Upon graduating from E. E. Smith, Pastor Johnson attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned two economic degrees; a Bachelor of Science in 1993, and a Master of Science in 1995. While Pastor Johnson’s plan was to pursue a career in Urban and Regional Planning, God called him to preach the Gospel in December of 1994.
Considering it an honor to return home, Pastor Johnson was licensed to preach the gospel at Mt. Sinai on July 9, 1995. Prior to becoming pastor, Rev. Johnson served as Minister of Education (1997) and as Assistant Pastor (1998) of Mt. Sinai. He was ordained by the Union Baptist Association in February 1998. On January 15, 2007, he became Pastor of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church and was installed on March 11, 2007.
Demonstrating the importance of Christian education and always striving to know God’s Word, Pastor Johnson has earned a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. In addition, Pastor Johnson earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in December 2007.
Pastor Johnson places much emphasis on spiritual growth among all age groups. It has been his passion to train disciples in knowing how to study the Word of God and to train people to minister in their gifted area of ministry. Under his leadership, Mt. Sinai has broadened its Christian Education ministry. The church has adopted an approach to church growth by reaching and ministering to people through Sunday school. Mt. Sinai has re-energized its Sunday school department by focusing on evangelism, enrolment, and attendance. In addition, new classes have been offered to reach and meet the needs of all people.
Under the leadership of Pastor A. Jamale Johnson, the church has grown, and numerous ministries have been organized which include the following: The Drama Ministry, Praise Dance Ministry, College Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Seniors’ Ministry, Deacon’s Family Ministry, and the Single and Couples’ Ministry. Emphasis has also been placed on all members attending and participating in the Black Church Leadership Conference held in Ridgecrest, North Carolina.
While Pastor Johnson encourages others to use their spiritual gifts, he, too, has utilized his spiritual gifts of leadership and administration in the following offices: 1st Vice President of the Young Adult Department of the Woman’s Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, 1st Vice President of the Congress of Christian Education for the General Baptist State Convention (GBSC) of North Carolina, Inc., Member of the Union Baptist Association, General Baptist State Convention, and Assistant Christian Education Director for Union Baptist Association. Currently, he serves as Dean of the Congress of Christian Education of the GBSC and the chairman of the board for the E. E. Smith Alumni Association. He is also a former Moderator for the Union Missionary Baptist Association.
Pastor Johnson is married to the lovely Kim R. Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson is a graduate of Excelsior College with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She has held numerous leadership positions during her 23 years of Military Service. Her greatest achievement was the leadership position held as an Air Traffic Controller. Since retirement, she has continued to serve her country by working at the Veterans Administration as a Psychology Technician. Mrs. Johnson is a big advocate for Community service. She has sponsored several homeless shelters and is the co-founder of a non-profit called Aljhean Thomas Teen Against Violence (ATWAV). Mrs. Johnson is a proud Member of Zeta Pi Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.