Pastor Johnson

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.


  • May

    Daily Prayer Call
    Date:May 11, 2022
    Time: 08:00 AM
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  • Dec

    Sunday Worship Service
    Time: 10:00 AM
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  • Aug

    Gospel & Jazz Community Event
    Date:Aug 14, 2022
    Time: 03:00 AM
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