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266 N. Champion Ave, Columbus Ohio 43203
We believe that salvation comes to mankind by only one source, Jesus Christ.
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Pastor Henry L . Johnson III
The Rev. Henry L. Johnson III has served as
Pastor of the Union Grove Baptist Church since
September, 1994. He is a graduate of
Barracksville High School, Barracksville, WV.
He earned degrees from Anderson University,
Anderson, IN. and MA Ashland Theological
Seminary in Ashland, OH. He has also seved as
adjunct professor at Lorain County
Community College teaching African-
American History and visiting lecturer at the
Case Western Medical Center of African-
Rev. Johnson is the author of a Master Thesis,
"The National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. and
America: A Litany of Unity".
Reverend Henry L. Johnson, III is currently working on his Doctoral Degree at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio'
For the last two years has been a part of PACT (Partners Achieving Community Transformation), a collaboration of The City of Columbus, CMHA (Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority), and The Ohio State University. This is a five year program to revitalize the Near East Side, and surrounding areas. Pastor Johnson is a part of the Advisory Board, and the Housing Sub-committee, which makes recommendations to the Advisory Board along with the other Sub-committee: Health and Safety, Education, Job and Economic impact, and vibrant accessible neighborhoods.
Rev. Johnson, a native of Akron, Ohio; eldest son for the Late Rev. Henry Johnson, Jr. and Dora Johnson. Married to Kathy D. (Alexander) Johnson, and they have four children: Blandon (Pamela), Matthew H. (Courtney) and Rev. Mark L. (Heather) Johnson, Sr., and one daughter Annetta Hatch; they have seven grandchildren, Langston, and Maya Hatch, Mark Jr. Jonathan, Victoria, Benjamin and Matthew H. Jr. Johnson daughter Lillian Watson three foster grandchildren Van Mika Love, and Vernon and Vincent Watson.
Rev. Johnson is a former member of the Elyria Ministers Alliance, Chairman of EQUALS, a committee to promote community unity and harmony, past-president of the Congress of Christian Education for the Ohio Baptist General Convention, Inc., coordinator of the James Wesley Parrish State Youth Rally for OBGC, Past-President of Congress of Christian Education for the Northern Ohio Baptist District Association. He has also served as the Fourth Vice President of the OBGC, a former instructor of National Baptist Convention (NBC), USA, Inc.
Pastor Johnson is currently a member of the Pastors Conference of Columbus and Vicinity, and the Ministerial Alliance of Columbus and Vicinity.
In his 45 years of ministry he has been blessed to pastor three Churches:
1994 - Current Union Grove Baptist Church - Columbus, OH
1985 - 1994 Second Baptist Church - Elyria, OH
1978 - 1985 Puritan Baptist Church - Indianapolis, IN