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Bishop Richard Johnson

October 19, 1941 — March 19, 2023

Bishop Richard M. Johnson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2023.
Private services will be held.
The Johnson Family will be hosting a repass 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Church of Our Redeemer, 328 Union Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.
Bishop Richard entered this life on October 19, 1941 in Staunton, VA ; son of the late Clayton Johnson and Margaret Carter Johnson.
In addition to his parents Richard was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include his loving wife, Faith Johnson; children, Richard Johnson II, Tanis Johnson Singleton (Keith), Mitchell Johnson (Carolyn), Michael Johnson (Jeannnie) Alicia Stremming (Tracey) and Marcus Johnson (Rebecca); grandchildren, Richard Johnson III, Nathan Singleton, Keith Singleton, Lydia Singleton Wells, Mitchell Johnson II, Zachary Johnson, Reggie Johnson, Myssi Robinson, Mark Robinson, Michael Johnson II, Matthew Johnson, Ciera Stremming, Tracey Stremming, Reina Ramirez, Mireya Johnson, Mariella Johnson, and Meya Johnson; eighteen great grandchildren; and sister, Margaret Ann Johnson Carey.
He was one of eight children. Bishop Johnson felt the desire to serve the Lord at an early age. He was preaching fiery sermons at the age of 11 years old. This calling led him to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania where he met the love of his life Faith Charlene Brooks. They were wed on August 24, 1963. He served as associate pastor of Church in the Round, Church of God in Christ in Aliquippa, PA for ten years.
Early in their marriage, the Johnson Family relocated to Hopkinsville Kentucky to pursue his pastorship. Since that time Bishop Johnson has served the Lord diligently and honorably. Whether it was pastoring a church, performing a missionary calling in South America, or being a chaplain for prisons, hospitals, and nursing homes, Bishop Johnson was dedicated and honored to serve the Lord. In 1996, he established his ministry in Clarksville, Tennessee. with the Southern Episcopal Church where he served until the Lord called him home.

Bishop Johnson is a native of Staunton, VA. He studied at the St. Martin College and Seminary, and Louisiana Baptist University, from which he earned a Master of Divinity degree and later earner his Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Education from North Tennessee Bible Institute.

An effective communicator of God’s Word, Bishop Johnson is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. He serves as Diocese Bishop of the South in the Southern Episcopal Church.

Bishop Johnson went to be with the lord at home surrounded by his legacy of love and service with hymns, scriptures, and family. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 60 years.

Many times, in this life it is difficult to measure the impact a single life has on this world. But we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Bishop Johnson’s life had an unquantifiable impact on the lives of so many. To know him was a pleasure, to hear him was a blessing, and to love him was an honor.

We love you and will continue your calling to live a life of sacrifice, love, and service!

Matthew 25:21 King James Version 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

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