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James Archibald Johnson (1924~Present)

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World

James Archie Johnson was born in Flint, Michigan in 1924. He was saved under the ministry of the late Bishop Frank Bowdan in 1939, in Flint. Called to the ministry in 1943, James traveled as an evangelist several years before being called to pastor Bethesda Temple, in St. Louis, Missouri in the early 1950’s.

Bishop Johnson has been a member of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World since 1948. He was elevated to the bishopric in 1968 during the Annual Convention held that year in Los Angeles. He has served as Assistant Treasurer, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Mid-Western District Council. He has also served as General Secretary of the PAW from 1962 until 1968; PAW Parliamentarian, and Auxiliary Bishop of the National Sunday School Association. He is diocesan of the 14th Episcopal District, consisting of Kansas and Colorado, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Aenon Bible College. He was married to the late Josephine Johnson, and is the father of seven children.

Bishop Johnson was elected Presiding bishop of the PAW in 1986 and served until 1992 in that office.