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William Ray Johnson Sr.

Bishop William Ray Johnson Sr. was born on October 9, 1942 in Melville, Louisiana, the son of Felix and Rena Kimble Johnson. He married the love of his life, Jo Ann Causey, in 1963. They celebrated their 57 wedding anniversary in February of 2020. He served as pastor of First Pentecostal Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana since 1971. He was called by God into the ministry at the age of 16. He has spent the last 49 years reaching out to his community with compassion, loving the lost and teaching God's Word. Teaching Bible studies was his heartbeat. God has reached thousands of souls around the world through Bishop Johnson's online Bible studies. He has traveled to foreign countries and preached to thousands of hungry souls. He built daughter work churches across the United States. He saw neither king nor pauper, but all were equal in his sight. His motto was: "Others, my Lord, Others, let that my motto be. When I have lived and died for others, I will have lived and died for Thee." He spent his entire life pouring out his time, talents, finances and love to 'Others'. Bishop Johnson was an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International. On August 21, 2020 he transitioned to his eternal reward. was the 65th inductee to the Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame. (Class of 2020)