Reverend Dr. Diane H. Johnson
A graduate of the University
of Nebraska, Diane H.
Johnson received the Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. She has
since earned the Master of Education, the Master of Business Administration and
the Master of Divinity degrees from Howard University and the Doctor of
Ministry degree from the United
Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Reverend
Dr. Johnson is mother to two young adults and answers to the name "Mo" when
addressed by "g-girl", (grandma's girl).
The former General Sales Manager for WHUR-FM, Howard
University Radio, and Chairperson and founding member of the Christian African
American Booksellers Association, Rev. Johnson, previously co-owned Gospel
Notes Records and Books Store for over 13 years. As an author she contributed an article "Leadership: Brick by Brick, Together..."
to the Women of Color Study Bible and
her brief essay, "Brick by Brick (bill by
bill) is included in the book Sister
to Sister Vol. 2: Devotions for and from African American Women. Dr. Johnson
currently serves as the Executive Director for the Collective Empowerment Group.
Licensed to preach and ordained an Itinerant Elder by the
African Methodist Episcopal Church, Reverend Dr. Johnson served for 19 years as
the founding pastor of Jerusalem A.M.E. Church in Clinton, MD until April 22,
2017. She now serves as the proud pastor
of Mt. Pleasant AME Church in Owings Mills, MD.
Reverend Johnson formerly served as the President of A.M.E. Women-In-Ministry
(WIM) of the Washington Conference and the Second Episcopal District.
Understanding knowledge is power, Dr. Johnson is an Instructor on the Board of
Examiners for the A.M.E. Institute for Ministerial Training, teaching Church
Administration – Financial Management for the 3rd year class.
This gifted woman has obtained many distinguished academic and professional accomplishments, yet she is often referred to as "friendly and down to earth". And, though she is a warm, loving and nurturing minister, who offers a quick smile, an easy laugh, and an encouraging word for those whom God places in her path, Reverend Dr. Johnson believes preaching, teaching and spreading the word of God is serious business.
When asked what has been the highlight of her Christian life she responds, the day God met her at Mt. Calvary, called her by name, packed all her gifts and talents into a seed, dropped it in fertile holy ground, protected and watered it with Jesus' blood and her sweat and tears until she was mature enough to drink from the fountain of living water, yielded enough to receive her anointing to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and wise enough to give all honor and glory to God.