Let the memory of our Bishop be with us forever and ever.
  • 63 years old
  • Born on November 24, 1897 in Pine Tree Quarters, North Carolina, United States.
  • Passed away on February 22, 1961 in Kingston, Jamaica.

"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.


Posted by Shirley Lassiter on April 2, 2019
Posted by Leon Washington on February 22, 2019
Praise the Lord Saints that are near and far remembering our beloved Bishop S.C Johnson on today thanking God for giving the world a chance to make it in thru the word of God he put in the Apostles,Bishop Johnson in the early days as he once quoted the gospel is practically covering the whole world and still to this day is being rehearse by our very own Minister Mason who hasn’t added nor taking anything away from the gospel that was preach on the day of Pentecost. Peace be and God bless you’ll
Posted by KEVIN PARTEE on February 22, 2019
I thank god for our late bishop S.C. Johnson. We will forever miss you. Thank god we have someone that still preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as you have received. He's faithful to the foundation that you have laid. I Love the apostle's doctrine!!
Posted by Elsie Forte on February 22, 2019
On the 58th anniversary of his passing, we still remember our beloved Bishop. We remember the many years and joys we shared with him. He truly was "The World's Foremost Minister" of the gospel. We have never found anyone to take his place in our hearts and minds and never will.
Posted by Norma Carter on December 29, 2018
He was truly a Man, sent by God. I love listening to his sermons, on youtube. They are a blessing to my Soul, in this day and time.
Posted by Ebony Allison on November 25, 2018
I Thank God for our Father of the Gospel....
These words i leave with the LORD, Lord i thank you for creating such a Man that wasn't afraid to follow your every word, even if it killed him.
Thank you LORD for looking upon us and sending us a true salvation, Thank you for the life Of Bishop Sherrod Charlotte Johnson! He's blessed us before our time and has blessed our generation forever by the word you sent to him, Thank you for making him a Father of many Nations! As you've made Abraham thy seed forever.
We love and thank God for him, Forever missed in our hearts until Jesus come Amen...
Posted by Elsie Forte on November 25, 2018
I could not let February pass without leaving a tribute to our beloved Bishop and Apostle S. C. Johnson. He is the one that brought salvation to us, and we thank God for him. Many of his saints are now gone to rest with him. Those that remain will never let the world forget him,
and his gospel as long as we have breath in our bodies. We love you our father in the gospel.
Posted by Kirk Bennett on August 3, 2018
I never knew him nor heard of him until lately 16years after his death I came into this world heard some of his tapes and I known he was anointed by God
Posted by Wanda Feazel on June 28, 2018
I believe Bishop Johnson was the one and only Bishop on Gods green earth to preach the truth and the whole truth; the key is that he preached the WHOLE TRUTH and that alone makes him the greatest of his time.  Many have gone there own way since his death, perhaps because they worshipped the man instead of the truth, and no man is greater than the truth and never will be. The truth still abides on this earth today, and there are those who have assembled together in the truth. I believe whole-heartedly Gods people will find where His people are assembled.
Posted by Brenda Shields on May 2, 2018
Calvin Moore please feel free to contact me at bjs318@yahoo.com about.Bishop.
Posted by Gary Hosch on April 15, 2018
In loving memory of your passing on February 22nd, 1961. We need more preachers like you today! Thank God for the truth you stood for. Elder Gary W. Hosch, Athens, GA
Posted by Elsie Forte on February 22, 2018
On the 57th anniversary of his passing, we want to remember our Bishop and Apostle. Looking through the poems I wrote in his honor over the years, I found one written in 1959 titled "One Greater Than Solomon is Here". I can say with assurance in the year 2018 the words still ring true about our Bishop, "One Greater Than Solomon was here."  We will always love you our precious father in the gospel.
Posted by Leon Washington on February 22, 2018
Remembering Bishop S.C Johnson who was ordained from heaven to get the eternal word of God out to the people. Celebrating the passing of the world foremost minister,bible analysis,evangelist on today.Amen scripture Ecclesiastes Chapter 7 verse 1 tells me that the day of death is better than the day of birth believing by faith that he has a crown with his name on it waiting on the Almighty God to come
Posted by KEVIN PARTEE on January 2, 2018
God bless you Bishop, I wish your were here to stop these false prophets mouth. Thank God he never left himself without a witness
Posted by Elsie Forte on November 24, 2017
On this day of the anniversary of his birth, we can only echo the words in Romans - "as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things. Romans 10:15". To our Bishop, Apostle and Father, today we want to say again, "How beautiful are your feet."
Posted by Leon Washington on November 24, 2017
Amen! Bishop Johnson we still shouting and abiding in the word that God Almighty put in you to convert souls from darkness to light from the power of Satan to the power of God on this day I'm remembering you by the recording you left that has me on this life time journey to make it to the kingdom Thank you again real true man of God,Bible analysis,and World foremost minister. Forever missed in the flesh but your spirit is everlasting. From the Memphis Saints
Posted by Brenda Shields on February 22, 2017
Remembering the Bishop on this day of his transition AND thanking Richard Cluxton for the information he has provided our family. It has truly left us with a greater understanding of our familiar history! A Godsend!
Posted by Elsie Forte on February 22, 2017
On the 56th anniversary of his passing, in this frightening, evil world, I can only say that Bishop Johnson's preaching still rings true. He sang "In the word of God, I found a hiding place". He reminded us all that Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and not to be afraid. Our beloved Father, we will strive to keep your legacy and memory alive until the end of time. 
From your daughter Elsie
Posted by Brenda Shields on December 17, 2016
Richard Cluxton please contact me re:the birthdate. I am Bishop's granddaughter. Bjs318@yahoo.com
Posted by Franklin Enoch's on December 11, 2016
this man preached THE WORD. he lives on.
Posted by Richard Cluxton on December 3, 2016
WW11 Draft Registration for Sherrod Johnson has his birth date as 11-24-1896. I believe that is more correct as he married Rose Jones 5-30-1915 and he would have been 18 years old instead of 17 if his birth year was 1897.
Posted by Richard Cluxton on November 25, 2016
Did any of the nine children of Sherrod and Rose Jones Johnson have, become preachers? I have listened to some of his debates. He was a good debater.
Posted by Elsie Forte on November 24, 2016
Another year has passed, and our beloved Bishop's birth date is with us again. We remember his many birthday dinners, and how we all rejoiced with him. It is very lonely for all of his children. But even though he is no longer with us in the flesh, we know his spirit is with us. Besides that, the Lord moved on him to leave us the tapes, which will be a source of comfort to us until the very end. We will never forget you, our father in the gospel, on your birthday and forever. Amen
Posted by Donny Christopher on June 2, 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
Posted by Leon Washington on April 8, 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
Posted by Tina Hockaday on February 28, 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
Posted by Elsie Forte on February 22, 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.
Posted by Diana Godfrey on January 3, 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.
Posted by Elsie Forte on December 31, 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.
Posted by Franklin Enoch's on December 1, 2015
please remove all my commets
Posted by Franklin Enoch's on November 29, 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.
Posted by Elsie Forte on November 24, 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.
Posted by 133 13113 on September 25, 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
Posted by Richard Jenkins on February 24, 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
Posted by H Williams Wright on February 22, 2015
Heard much about him. Where can I find so of writings?
Posted by Elsie Forte on February 22, 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.
Posted by 123 123 on December 1, 2014
Bishop sc johnson is so great he is god sent
Posted by Paul Johnson on November 26, 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 TSTLS1@optonline.net
Posted by Elsie Forte on November 23, 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.
Posted by Tommy Watson on July 11, 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...
Posted by Elsie Forte on February 22, 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.
Posted by Alvin Mccoy on February 5, 2014
Truly a true apostle sent from God.
Posted by Elsie Forte on December 24, 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.
Posted by Brenda Shields on September 18, 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 life--bjs318@yahoo.com. Peace Be!
Posted by Geraldine Hagens on August 11, 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..
Posted by Maurice Jones on July 25, 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.
Posted by Brenda Smith on June 3, 2013
I would like to hear tapes on this great leader
Posted by Meme Williams on April 16, 2013
My dad and aunt believed in him and so do I. Still hear his voice in my mind.
Posted by Delois Buie Blevins on December 29, 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.

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