John Johnson is Bay Shore Assembly of God’s Senior Pastor. Pastor John was born in Falsington, Pennsylvania and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. From 1958-62, he was the District Manager of the Sun Chemical Corporation and went on to become an educator.
He received his M.A. at New York University, Majoring in Counseling Education, his B.A. at Central Bible College, majoring in Biblical Studies, diploma (EBI) Valley Forge Christian College, majoring in Biblical Studies, and studied at Adelphi University and Trenton State Teachers College.
He was permanently certified by the New York State Department of Education in Elementary Education and counseling at all levels of education and is a member of the New York State Teachers Association. In 1963-66, he taught as an Elementary School Teacher within the Brentwood School District, and in 1966-82 Counselor at the Kings Park Central School District.
Pastor Johnson was then licensed to preach and was ordained by the General Council of the Assemblies of God, serving on various committees at the District and Local church level in areas of Finance, Expansion, Education, Radio Evangelism, and By-laws revisions.
From 1972-74 he was the Academic Dean of the Long Island Bible Institute of Oyster Bay, was President from 1974-76 and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1976-82, and was also an instructor during his years of administration at the Long Island Bible Institute.
He then joined Bay Shore Assembly of God in 1960-72 where he was the Pastoral Assistant, Deacon, Financial Secretary, Church Secretary, Youth Leader, Royal Rangers Leader, Men’s Fellowship Leader, and Sunday School Teacher. He was elevated to Associate Pastor as well as the Principal of the Bay Shore Christian School and Top Administrator for the Happy Days Pre-School.
He is currently married to Camille Lamm after the passing of his first wife Esther (Beeman) Johnson. They have 5 children – David, Debra, Gary, Judy & Kevin.