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Shawnacy M. Johnson Sr was born to the proud parents of Martha Johnson and Lloyd Smith on the 24 day of January in the year of our Lord 1977, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Elder Johnson is a graduate of Alee Fortier Senior High School class of 1995.  After his freshman year at Xavier University of New Orleans, Elder Johnson went out into the mission field as a national evangelist.  He currently serves his country as a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force for the last 13 years.  Elder Johnson is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management with Ashford University of Clinton, Iowa.

Elder Johnson has been preaching the glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ for more than 20 years.  He has held many offices in the body of Christ including; Sunday school and bible study teacher, choir member, praise and worship team leader, cell group leader, local and state youth department president of the Armor Bearers Young People Union (A.B.Y.P.U) of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ Inc., Chaplin of the International Congress , State and National Evangelist, Sunday school Superintendent, senior minister, assistant pastor, and director of ministries.  The Church of Our Lord Jesus, Inc (C.O.O. L. J. C) of the Apostolic Faith, licensed him as a minister in August of 1996.  Shortly thereafter he became one of most requested evangelist of the organization.  Elder Johnson’s ministry has taken him as far north as Ottawa, Canada, and as far east as Okinawa, Japan, where he held the office of Assistant Pastor to  Dr Dorian R. Williams Sr  of the Lester Gospel Fellowship.  Elder Johnson has served as the Credentialing Director for the United Christian Ministers Association, Inc. (UCMA) founded by Dr Dorian. R. Williams, Sr.

On August 4, 2001, Elder Johnson married his beautiful wife the former LaShandra Lynn Sparks of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  She proudly served her country in the United States Air Force for 7 years and was honorably discharged from active duty October 2005.  She’s currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology with the University of Maryland.

Elder Johnson and his lovely wife are proud parents of three handsome young men and two beautiful young ladies, Shawnacy Jr , Shane Robert, Seth Michael, Deja Renee’ and Shonna Nichole.

Elder Johnson was installed as the senior pastor of Bibleway Community Church in Jefferson City, Missouri September 2011.


``But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. .`` Matthew 6:6


`But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly Matttew 6:17-18


``Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.`` Matthew 6:2