Apostle Curtis Johnson, Jr. M.Div.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER— Curtis J. Johnson, Jr. is Senior Pastor of Living Word Christian Center and serves on the board of directors of several other ministries. He was licensed to preach in 1988 at Morningside Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Elder Vaughn Shropshire, and successfully served as a small group leader under the leadership of Bishop Joseph Garlington at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh. Three ministries have since ordained him as a Pastor. He is a passionate public speaker, teacher and writer, with a strong desire to see revival and spiritual renewal in the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Curtis believes that Spiritual Release should be experienced by all believers who are in complete dependence to Jesus Christ for life and Christian service. He has served as a member of American Association of Christian Counselors and Black African American Christian Counselors; he holds a BA in Theology and Christian Counseling, and Masters in Divinity. Curtis’ most resent accomplishment was to have completed a course in Biblical Counseling at Faith Theological Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland.
As a certified Christian Chaplain he has served as a volunteer Chaplain for Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and also holds certification from Prison Fellowship since 2/10/1994. Curtis was ordained to the office of Pastor in 2002 by Bishop Otis L. Carswell, presiding prelate of Potters House Fellowship Alliance. On January 30th 2013, Pastor Curtis was appointed Lead Apostle of Pastoral Associates Ministerial Alliance Inc. an honor bestowed upon him by Bishop James H. Jones of Grace in the Wilderness International Ministries.
As a published Author, his works include a comprehensive study guide on evangelism as a lifestyle, titled Lifestyle Evangelism Training and has been published in other Christian publications including Faithwriters Magazine, Ezine Articles and others.
Apostle Johnson passionately continues to connect and serve like spirited ministers and ministries to promote God’s kingdom purposes.
THE APOSTLES HEART
Greetings fellow servants of the Most High,
I’m honored for this opportunity to express my heart to you. I am deeply humbled as I look backward in introspection over the journey I’ve thus experienced and I thank God for His undying grace for me especially during those times and also now.
I’ve grown and learned some things along the way which I truly believe have shaped the person and minister that I’ve become. One thing that comes to mind often is a quote that I believe was God breathed in my spirit many years ago, “Advancement in ministry is not a matter of upward mobility but willful humility.” Each time I am reminded of this and that is often, I can feel myself falling back into the strong and willing arms of a Father who loves me and has provided everything that I will ever have or need. My aspiration for life is to serve God to the fullest of my natural ability and to in some small way say thank you for the new lease on life he’s freely given to me.
I’ve learned to approach life with a new perspective. Instead of asking what can you do for me? I now ask, how can I assist you? May I in some way be an encouragement to you during the toughest times of your walk with the lord or perhaps a voice of reason during a perplexing challenge? Many of us just need a friend whose shoulders are available even though not strong enough to carry the burdens of life and service to God. May I, with the help of the Lord be all of these things for you and your ministry? This is the reason PAMA exist!
In humility, learning His Peace,
Apostle C. Johnson, Jr.