Pastor & First Lady, New St. Mary Community Church
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
Superintendent Timothy Johnson is a native of Dallas, Texas. He grew up attending the New Hope Church of God in Christ where he was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost at an early age. He served his home church faithfully for many years under the leadership of the late Elder B. E. Phillips.
After the passing of his childhood pastor, Elder Johnson was blessed to assist his spiritual mentor, Bishop R. L. Asberry in ministry at the Steven Temple Church of God in Christ. During his time at Steven Temple, Pastor Johnson also served as the President of the North Dallas District Evangelism Department.
Elder Johnson graduated from D. Edwin Johnson Institute, an extension of Southern Baptist Seminaries, in 1998 with a Diploma in Biblical Studies, and has furthered his education by attending Criswell College in Dallas.
The powerful anointing upon Pastor Johnson’s life brought about much attention
to his ministry.
Because of that anointing and his commitment to ministry, he was appointed to as Pastor to the St. Mary Church of God in Christ in Fort Worth, Texas. He has faithfully served as St. Mary for the past seventeen years. Elder Johnson has been blessed with a powerful calling to take the church to a higher dimension.
He is married to the lovely Elesia Johnson and they have shared 25 wonderful years together. Elder Timothy Johnson is an anointed revivalist, conference and seminar speaker. He is a young man with a vision to do the perfect will of God.
Elesia is the youngest daughter of the late Otto and Elsie Golden. She is a native of Winona, TX. She was raised by godly parents who instilled in her at an early age the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Elesia grew up attending the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Winona. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 9.
Elesia is married to Elder Timothy Johnson. The Lord has blessed them to share 25 wonderful years together.
Elesia is currently employed fulltime at Trinity Industries in Dallas, TX. She also keeps busy as the First Lady of the St. Mary Church of God in Christ in Fort Worth, TX. She proudly works beside her husband in the ministry and is active in the Women’s Ministry and Hospitality, and especially loves spending time with and encouraging the youth of the church.
Elesia’s greatest desire is to live a life that pleases the Lord!
On July 23, 1961, Elder Bert Edmond Phillips established the St. Mary Church of God in Christ at 3204 McKinley Avenue in the historic Worth Hill community of Fort Worth, Texas. Serving faithfully beside Pastor Phillips was his spirit-filled wife, Lena Mae. Elder Phillips was a strict pastor and he powerfully taught the Word of God. He didn’t leave a stone unturned.
Under the leadership of Pastor Phillips, the church body grew spiritually and improvements were also made to the church facility. For a long time, members would have to park their cars in the mud. The Lord blessed and the church was able to cover the parking lot with asphalt. The lot on the side of the church was purchased for future expansion. The members also desired to have a fellowship hall. Because funds were limited, Bro. Hoppie Alexander, Bro. William Brown and other brothers of the church came together and built a fellowship hall.
Pastor Phillips served as the leader of St. Mary for 38 years. On March 13, 1994, the Lord called him home. In June of 1994, Bishop J. Neaul Haynes appointed Elder Anthony Ray Collins as pastor of St. Mary. Elder Collins, along with his wife Sheanette, his children, his mother and his mother-in-law, joined our church family. Elder Collins was an excellent and effective teacher of the word of God. On March 7, 1999, Elder Collins resigned and began a ministry in another location. At the time of Elder Collins’ resignation, Bishop Haynes appointed Elder Jimmy W. Glenn, Sr. as the new pastor. Elder Glenn, along with his wife Sylvia and their children, became a part of our church family. Elder Glenn was an anointed teacher, singer and preacher who taught the word of God. On February 6, 2000, Elder Glenn resigned to assume the pastorate of another church.
At the time of Elder Glenn’s resignation, Elder Timothy Johnson was appointed as the new pastor. Elder Johnson continues to teach and preach under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. St. Mary is still being blessed spiritually. Many have come and gone over the years, but we can say with assurance that the Lord has always been by our side. We have come this far by faith, and under the leadership of Pastor Johnson, we continue to look to the Lord for outpourings of His abundant blessings from this day forward.
WEEKLY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
SUNDAY Sunday School Teaching: 9:00 AM Morning Worship: 10:00 AM
WEDNESDAY Mid-Week Worship: 7:30 AM
SATURDAY Saturday Kingdom Prayer: 8:00 AM 1st Saturday monthly