SUFFOLK, V.A. – Please extend your Sympathy, Prayers and Support to the family of Rev. William A. Johnson, Sr. CELEBRATION OF LIFE East End Baptist Church 523 East Washington Street Suffolk, Virginia 23424 (757) 539-3324
Rev. William A. Johnson, Sr. was a native of Atlantic City, NJ. He was licensed and ordained to the Gospel Ministry at the Holy Trinity Baptist Church, Atlantic City. Rev. Johnson completed his education late in life and earned a Master of Arts degree from Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He served a term in the US Marines and retired as a Lieutenant in the Philadelphia Fire Department. He served as Pastor at the Parkside Baptist Church and then the Christian Mission Fellowship Baptist Church, in Philadelphia PA and later the Encounter Baptist Church in York, PA for a total of 25 years. Rev. Johnson’s activities included his work as Adjunct Professor and a member of the Board of Trustees at The Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS); Past President of the Baptist Convention of Pennsylvania and South Jersey; National Task Force for Urban Evangelism; Black Church Relations Consultant for the Southern Baptist Convention; Philadelphia Police Clergy and Philadelphia Leadership Foundation. Pastor Johnson also served as a short term missionary in Tanzania, Antigua, Jamaica and Trinidad. He was married to the late Rosa Mae Johnson, and together they had two sons, four daughters and nine grandchildren.
Dr. Wayne Faison, Senior Pastor Dr. Mark A. Croston, Sr., Pastor Emeritus