The Pastor Speaks
I am Reverend Johnny E. Johnson, Jr. I have been in the pastoral ministry for more than ten years. I am married to my best friend and soul mate, First Lady Kennitra (Buffy). We have been blessed with three wonderful children, Tyler (17), Johnny (JT-12), and Kristian Angelle (9). I am the proud pastor of the New Belmont Baptist Church!
It has been a joy to watch the Lord's anointing and vision full-filled through my pastoring and teaching at New Belmont. During my tenor, several ministries have been added including: Young Ambassadors for Christ Youth Ministry, New Membership Ministry, Heart Healthy for Heaven Ministry, Women Small Group Ministry, Street Outreach Ministry, TRACC Ministry (Teaching and Raising Academic College and Career Ready Youth), Mid-week Worship, and weekly Bible Study Ministry attendants has tripled.
My heart and giftings are in the areas of teaching, guiding and motivating ALL who will receive. I have a special place in my heart for the youth of this generation and those of generations to come. I am dedicated not only to NBBC youth ministry (the Young Ambassadors for Christ), but to every young person that I come in contact with. I have a passionate desire to help lead youth and young adults in realizing their potential and discovering their inner strengths in order to accomplish their God given purpose in life. As a result of my zeal to help others, I have chosen the field of Social Work and I am currently pursuing my degree.
The Bible declares that eye has not seen nor ear heard all the wonderful things that God has in store for them that love him. With that said; my desire is to continue to hear from God and to lead New Belmont to the next level in Christ with members that are not only "hearers" of the word, but "doers" of the word and work of the kingdom of God.
Beloved Belmont, all I can say is that God is a "Mind-blower!" Your love and support for me and my family has been unwavering. Your encouragement means more than you will ever know, and I want you to know that I consider it a high honor to serve here at New Belmont Baptist Church as your pastor. My family and I are grateful and blessed!
As we continue to move forward, I pray that we continue to grow in the spirit of unity and the love of God. It is my belief that God gives us three things to enable us, through the help of the Holy Spirit, to accomplish that which He has for us to accomplish in this life: Potential, Purpose, and Power. You are full of potential! You are full of purpose, and God's Word and Spirit is Power!
"...For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)