Reverend Damone Paul Johnson
The Reverend Dr. Damone Paul Johnson is the Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church of Albany, New York. Since he began his pastoral ministry in 2003, over 500 souls have been added to the church. Under his leadership, the church has grown in ministry and mission and is presently embarking upon a multi-million dollar building project that will facilitate the ministry needs of this growing and thriving congregation and the community.
As Founder and President of DPJ Ministries, Dr. Johnson continues to teach, conduct workshops and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His uplifting sermons are broadcast weekly on the “Fresh Bread” Christian radio program. Dr. Johnson has served as an Adjunct Professor at Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was also a contributing writer for The Advent Age, a 1999 Advent Meditation Guide for students. From 1999-2003, he served as Assistant Pastor of the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Having received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Music from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Johnson has also earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York. Demonstrating strong promise in preaching and pastoral ministry, Dr. Johnson received the distinguished Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr. preaching award. In May 2007, Dr. Johnson was conferred the Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Pastoral Preaching from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Commissioned by God to minister to the church and community, Dr. Johnson has a special fondness for young people and enjoys encouraging them to higher standards and expectations. He is often called upon to participate in various school reading programs and is also utilized by area colleges and universities to present to the college students. He serves as a Board Member to the Capital Region YMCA, where his involvement provides opportunities for youth and adults throughout the Capital Region to have access to programs which edify the body, mind and spirit.
Dr. Johnson is married to the former Angela D. Davis. His favorite scripture is referenced in Romans 8:28,
All things work together for good to them that love God and are the called according to His purpose.