Bishop S. C. Johnson
  • 63 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 24, 1897
  • Place of birth:
    Pine Tree Quarters, North Carolina, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 22, 1961
  • Place of passing:
    Kingston, Jamaica
Let the memory of our Bishop be with us forever and ever.

"And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.  Exodus 13:19".  Following Moses' example, we are honored to carry the bones of Bishop S. C. Johnson with us always.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Bishop Sherrod C. Johnson. We will remember him forever and ever.  We commemorate the 50th Anniversary of his passing.  He was the founder and pastor of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa.  Called to the ministry by God Almighty, he established the largest Apostolic Faith movement in the world. 

During his lifetime, his accomplishments were many.  He built and bought many churches and parsonages, including the famous John Wanamaker church building in Philadelphia.  When it burned to the ground, by faith, he built a million dollar edifice in its place.  His network of radio broadcast stations covered the entire globe.  Most important, he preached the whole truth gospel to thousands of men and women; defending the same in many biblical debates.

Although he is no longer with us in the flesh, his spirit and teachings remain alive to this day through his recorded tape messages.  That is why, on the 50th anniversary of his passing, the saints, his spiritual children, will continue to hear, obey, remember and love Bishop Johnson until the Lord Jesus comes to rapture His church.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by donny christopher on 2nd June 2016

"Is  it true that a man die and threw. Bishop S  C Johnson. He brought the man back to life.  Also how did Bishop die at age 63   thank u. I as well enjoy his preaching.  Is there any in the world belives and preach the same doctrine as he did"

This tribute was added by Leon Washington on 8th April 2016

"Praise the lord I was a child when my father used to listen to bishop on the radio and I can remember hearing his voice a powerful one I can honestly say that he was preaching the whole truth on how to live for God glory and now I'm bless to be able to hear his messages and follow him in the bible so forth that I'm save and sanctified here in Memphis tn and belong to The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ being in this church has been a blessing from heaven for me it has taken me out of the world of sin death and destruction and given me a chance to save my soul from the pit giving up all the things in the world is a must if you want to avoid the lake as bishop would say I follow all his messages on you tube and be very inspire to continue on my path to be worthy of everlasting life I have one statement everything that bound here on earth is bound up in heaven that bible as bishop would say peace be to you all and last but not least Saved Your Self"

This tribute was added by Tina Hockaday on 28th February 2016

"My grandmother was a member of the church, in which Bishop Johnson preach at on 22 and Banbridge street in Philadelphia.
By God, never had a met a person who was so mean and angry, to be a person of God and be so spiritual.
Me and my sisters and brothers were called the devil from sun up to sun down.
Everything we did was wrong and of the devil, she and her colleagues that were put out of the church made our lives a living hell.
They worship the ground that bishop Johnson walked on.
We were melested by family members. Still in therapy, I am confused who teaches human to be like that . Bishop Johnson cousin sister Anna may, and her brother James. They had a place in atco New Jersey we were forced to join the church and get baptized. They gave bishop more than God"

This tribute was added by Elsie Forte on 22nd February 2016

"We remember Bishop Johnson on this 55th Anniversary of his passing.  As we travel down the road of life, we see many of his prophecies coming true.  We believe, in death as well as life, that he was the true apostle and prophet for our time.  Your children love and miss you greatly, our dear Bishop."

This tribute was added by Diana Godfrey on 3rd January 2016

"I am young and never knew Apostle S.C. Johnson.  I was listening to Apostle William L Bonner on youtube one night and and I awoke to this man's teaching and I fell in love. Unfortunately, the Lord called him home nine years before I was born.  I wished we had more Preachers like him today. I wished that I was under such blessed teaching but it's difficult to find.  I do believe that all things happen for a reason and that God led me to his teachings for  a purpose.  May you continue to Rest In Peace; a true man of God."

This tribute was added by Elsie Forte on 31st December 2015

"Tonight is New Year's Eve.  I remember how we gathered at the Headquarters church in Philadelphia, Pa.  Our Bishop would have midnight services.  He would preach the old year out, and the new year in.  Those were the greatest New Years eves of all.  How I miss them, and you, our dear Bishop.  How I wish we could get those nights back, and dwell in those heavenly places once more.  We never, never will forget you, but hold you in our hearts until the end of time."

This tribute was added by Franklin Enoch's on 1st December 2015

"please remove all my commets"

This tribute was added by Franklin Enoch's on 29th November 2015

"I want to say..I knew nothing and know nothing now about this man, only what I hear. I never met him. I never saw him. I listened to preachers as a teen ager and I heard him saying things  I believed. I saw his name on the computer .  I praise God he preached Jesus name and Water baptism in the NAME. that's the only thing I knew about him. I respect all who do."

This tribute was added by Elsie Forte on 24th November 2015

"What a blessing to have seen, heard, and known Bishop S C Johnson personally during his lifetime.  We remember his birthday on November 24th.  He truly is the greatest person I have ever met in my lifetime because he brought us salvation.  We will always keep you in our hearts and minds our beloved Bishop."

This tribute was added by 133 13113 on 25th September 2015

"hi i love bishop j. whosoever is trying to preach is a fost prophet and on there way to hell fire. bishop sc johnson should be the only one preaching"

This tribute was added by Richard Jenkins on 24th February 2015

"I was raise up under Bishop.My grandparents took the right hand of fellowship,I was Baptist in 1948.All I know really is the apostolic doctrine,I often look at the picture that place online and it bring back memory of the debates and going to the church farm,those days are gone but not forgotten"

This tribute was added by Elsie Forte on 22nd February 2015

"Although 54 years have gone by since Bishop Johnson's passing, it is
very gratifying to see that 5914 people have accessed his Forever Missed page.  Again I quote my poem, "One Greater Than Solomon is Here", and in death his words are still remaining true.  We love and miss you always, our dear father in the gospel.  You are in our hearts and minds forever and ever."

This tribute was added by H Williams Wright on 22nd February 2015

"Heard much about him. Where can I find so of writings?"

This tribute was added by Dale Ferguson on 3rd January 2015


This tribute was added by 123 123 on 1st December 2014

"Bishop sc johnson is so great he is god sent"

This tribute was added by Paul Johnson on 26th November 2014

"Hello my name is Paul Johnson. Bishop Johnson was my grand father. unfortunately I wasn't born yet when he was alive. If you could share any information on him. It would be a blessing to me. I'am a ordained elder under the apostolic faith. Email is"

This tribute was added by Elsie Forte on 23rd November 2014

"As his birth date approaches, Bishop's spiritual family remembers him with love.  We will always strive to keep his memory alive on this site, as well as in our hearts.  Although over 50 years have passed, we still think on his words of truth, and the man who declared all of God's commandments to us.  We love you our dear Bishop."

This tribute was added by Tommy Watson on 11th July 2014

"He was called and sent of God, but he error in the scripture, however God will judge him for that. He was a man and men can get offset..."

This tribute was added by Elsie Forte on 22nd February 2014

"On the 53rd anniversary of his passing, it is wonderful to know that he is still being remembered and loved.  Bishop S. C. Johnson's place in the Church and in the world at large is secure forever and ever because the Lord, even Jesus, called and sent him.  Be certain that in the last 53 years, no one was able to take his place.  It is secure until the rapture when we will all be together with our Bishop again, never to part throughout eternity.  Thank God for him always."

This tribute was added by Alvin Mccoy on 5th February 2014

"Truly a true apostle sent from God."

This tribute was added by Elsie Forte on 24th December 2013

"At this time of the year, our minds wander back to when our Bishop and Apostle was with us in the flesh.  We would be attending services at the Headquarters Church in Philadelphia.  Our Bishop would often preach the old year out and the new year in!  Those were wonderful days.  Our Apostle, we are remembering you with love always."

This tribute was added by Brenda Shields on 18th September 2013

"This was my Grandfather.  My regret is that he was called away when I was a child, too young to appreciate the impact he has made on many through God's grace.  Please contact me if you have any information on his  Peace Be!"

This tribute was added by Geraldine Hagens on 11th August 2013

"I never met Bishop Johnson ,but always listen to him on
radio,truly he was a man sent by God.I loved his preaching
I believe in the aposotic faith,it the only gospel.."

This tribute was added by Maurice Jones on 25th July 2013

"Bishop S. C. Johnson in my research of him was a great man. He was plain and straight forward and shot from the hip. Many people took issue with his doctrines because everything seem to be. Heaven or Hell issue. I remember someone told me that a woman called in and ask Bishop was it wrong to wear colored stockings and his reply was a pause and then he said " Going to Hell" Next Question."

This tribute was added by brenda smith on 3rd June 2013

"I would like to hear tapes on this great leader"

This tribute was added by Meme Williams on 16th April 2013

"My dad and aunt believed in him and so do I. Still hear his voice in my mind."

This tribute was added by Delois Buie Blevins on 29th December 2012

"I was a little girl when my 94yrs. old grand-father DUNK HARDEN heard
BISHOP S. C. JOHNSON on the radio and left the so called cogic and our whole family was baptized and joined the church. I feel so blessed and when I was told that he had died, even as a child I knew that there would never be another apostle like him. ACTS 2:38 is the way."

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 15th July 2012

"Lev.26;1..we are not to make Idols of anything or anyone,or of a departed soul. it's a sin. bishop s c johnson preached what God gave him now he is gone, it's up to others Whom God calls.elder cf walker was the last man bishop johnson ordained. God bless all who preach born of water and the spirit in Jesus name...God bless elder charlesWalker apostolic ministries of america amen and amen"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 11th July 2012

"sorry i made a big  mistake about tapes and all please remove my tributes thanks"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 10th July 2012

"serpent seed doctrine is of the devil bishop johnson did not preach that"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 10th July 2012

"i have nothing more to say."

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 9th July 2012

"i would love to bring back his voice contact me if you have any of his tapes..bless you..amen and amen bro. frank enochs. iam one of eight two brothers and five sisters my mother was saved this way, i am saved by acts 2;38 also. amen we need the holy ghost acts 2;38 tells us how. soon it will be to late"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 9th July 2012

"10.00 for each tape of bishop s c johnson must be able to play on radio"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 8th July 2012

"i have pastored two churches one in sarasota fl. one in in. preached on radio stations kxel wbri wslm koex..preached the word same as bishop s c johnson but never attempted to cop him. if you have his tapes i will put them on radio and return them. amen and amen"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 7th July 2012

"all tapes will be returned to owners we can bring back the voice of bishop s c johnson if one soul is saved from a hell fire you will receive a reward from our king of kings  amen and amen radio station covers southern in. and louisville ky. God bless po box 2455 bloomington in. 47402"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 6th July 2012

"po box 2455 bloomington in. 47402 thanks"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 6th July 2012

"i would like to honor the bishop by playing his tapes on a large radio station here in indiana please send tapes to me at po box 2855 bloomington in. 47402 any offerings received will be givinn to apostolic ministries of american..lets bring his voice back amen"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 4th July 2012

"there will never be another bishop s c johnson he had the call..come up higher..there will never be another You God made You as it pleased Him red yellow black and white it was good in His sight. one door we all must enter in.the bishop showed us that its up to us. apostle paul was saved that way acts 2;38 all since are like the 5 foolish virgins."

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 4th July 2012

"there will never be another bishop s c johnson. he went on to better things. he preached the everlasting gosple the keys to the kingdom born of water and the spirit as Jesus said in john 3. there will never be another You, no one like you, red yellow black white it was good in Gods sight He made us all we all must come in by one door. bishop s c johnson showed us that door.paul came in tha"

This tribute was added by Carol Thompson on 28th February 2012

"" there will only be one Bishop S.C Johnson..." myriad impersonators..."

This tribute was added by Stephen Sparks on 21st October 2011

"Is this Prophet Forte? is he still living?"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 13th July 2011

"Bishop S.C.Johnson was not out for a name,fame, or gain he preached it like it is acts 2;38 and thats still the way it is . many false preachers fill the air ways,for a name fame and mostly gain matt.24.tongues of iniquities set on fire with Hell fire amen and amen. 812-825-3772"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 13th July 2011

"Bishop S.C.Johnson is gone but the message he preached is still here. he that has an ear let him here..we agree that everyone has an ear,so we must let the word go forth. The Lord Jesus is coming amen and amen may He find us watching."

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 13th July 2011

"his voice was but a little while now in heaven he has smile he neve knew me as a young man i was listening mostly on my car radio thank God for radios. amen"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 13th July 2011

"sent from God and went to one one one way to God not two or three ways one way...obey acts 2;38 wont get you favor in this world but it will get you to heaven..amen, and amen..Jesus i love you bro. frank enochs po box 2455 bloomington,in.47402"

This tribute was added by frank enochs on 13th July 2011

"iam elder frank enochs 74 july 9th 2011 i listened to the bishop by radio kxel radio in the late 1950s and 1960 he preached the plan of salvation acts 2;38 to all.Jesus  name baptism and that Jesus is God almighty and none other to be saved but to obey acts 2;38. i believe he was"

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