The "Glory" of God represents His divine qualities. They are revealed through His beauty, brightness, splendor, and radiance as well as His visible revelation of Himself. A fundamental belief in God is manifested individually, and corporately, through the local church. The local church represents a gathering place where any number of souls are called together and united in one vow, for divine worship, where the pure Word is preached, Godly living is taught, based upon The Holy Bible, as given by the head of the ...
The "Glory" of God represents His divine qualities. They are revealed through His beauty, brightness, splendor, and radiance as well as His visible revelation of Himself. A fundamental belief in God is manifested individually, and corporately, through the local church. The local church represents a gathering place where any number of souls are called together and united in one vow, for divine worship, where the pure Word is preached, Godly living is taught, based upon The Holy Bible, as given by the head of the church -- The Lord Jesus Christ. Further, we will discover that the local church serves three primary purposes: (1) It represents the body of believers who are saved by or because of their relationship with Jesus Christ (Body of Christ), (2) It is comprised of those who are assembled together by their bounds of habitation (the local church), and (3) We are the Bride of Christ (the local church is charged to teach its members how to live out the principles contained within the pages of The Holy Bible & God's Word). Kevin Wayne Johnson continues with his simple and systematic writing style to clearly demonstrate The Power in the Local Church within three parts and nine chapters. Part I: What is the Church? establishes that the local church is revealed in Matthew 16:18 and cannot be destroyed by anyone who chooses to come against its message or existence. Part II: What is My Role in the Local Church? examines the critical importance of reconciling others to Christ as His ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:18-20). These actions are manifested through service to others and understanding our specific roles within the confines of the local church. Part III: How Do I Glorify God by Fulfilling My Role in the Local Church? is accomplished through our good works, togetherness (unity), and by "staying in your lane" through the twenty spiritual gifts that God gives us to compliment, in lieu of compete, other gifts within the Body of Christ and in the local church. We are instructed by God's Word to assemble ourselves together (Hebrews 10:24-25) for the purpose of comforting one another, to promote good works, and to demonstrate love and affection to everyone within our sphere of influence. It is through our good works that God is glorified (Matthew 5:16). Then, The Power in the Local Church is personified through us that represent Him in the earth.
With the fundamental belief that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things, Minister Kevin Wayne Johnson lives to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. His passion is reflected through his national best-selling book series (Give God the Glory!) that earned 14 literary awards from 2001 to 2009, all published through his Christian-based publishing company, Writing for the Lord Ministries, as a former radio and television host, and in several leadership positions within the local church, the Christian publishing industry, and the National Association of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).
A native of Richmond, Virginia, Johnson was introduced to the Bible and the Christian doctrine as a child and active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. At the age of eight, his maternal grandmother (Granny), a devout Seventh Day Adventist, prophesied that he would preach the gospel in due season. From these planted seeds, Johnson, alongside his wife, Gail, confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior on May 2, 1993. This spiritual transformation occurred slightly less than two months after their marriage on March 6th.
An active member and ministry leader at Celebration Church, Columbia, Maryland, Minister Johnson serves as National Secretary - National Association of the Church of God Men's Ministry / Conference. He also serves the congregation of his local church as President of WIN (Bible) Institute, a preaching minister commissioned by the Church of God (CDP district), a teacher in the childrenÂ¡Â¦s church ministry, visitation / telephone director for Operation Winning Community (church expansion project), facilitator for the weekly Salvation Seminar, evangelism team advisory council, and as a small group leader. Johnson was initially ordained into the Christian ministry as a deacon while at Shiloh Pentecostal Church, Incorporated, Christian Love Center, Somerville, New Jersey, with his wife, on May 21, 2000. While there, he served as Chair of the deacon board for three years and led the monthly Â¡Â§Hour of PowerÂ¡Â¨ prayer service on Friday nights. His ministerial training and experience include: New Members Outreach Ministry at Full Gospel AME Zion Church (1995), Evangelical Training Association (ETA) certified instructor (2000 to present), and adjunct professor at the National Bible College & Seminary World Outreach Center, National Church of God, Fort Washington, Maryland (2004 to present).
Johnson is a professional in government as well as private industry. For 24 years, he has performed successfully in numerous middle and senior-level positions in the areas of workforce development, training, organizational change, acquisition/procurement, customer service, client relationships, and program management, to include the National Security Agency, Department of the Treasury, the Government of the District of Columbia, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Department of the Army, Defense Logistics Agency, and in the private sector at Vivendi Universal and Reuters America. He has testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, and has prepared testimony that was presented before the District of Columbia Committee on Government Operations. Johnson is a graduate of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate SchoolÂ¡Â¦s Executive Potential Program (1996). During this program, he assisted the Office of Federal Procurement Policy with several procurement reform initiatives that were tied to the National Performance Review under the Clinton Administration. In 1999, he was awarded the distinction of Â¡Â§FellowÂ¡Â¨ by the National Contract Management Association Board of Directors.
Minister Johnson maintains an active involvement in community service and retains membership in several professional and civic organizations to include the National Contract Management Association, Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Association and African-American Alumni Council (founding member), serving on the School of Business Board of Directors from 1994 to 1996, the African-American Federal Executives Association, the Christian Small Publishers Association, and the Autism Society of America, Howard County, Maryland Chapter.
Minister Johnson is the eldest son of Ernest and the late Adele Johnson. He attended and graduated from the Richmond Public School system and Virginia Commonwealth University earning a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Management/Economics/Finance. He also completed course work towards a MBA degree at Marymount University and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 2002, Johnson graduated from the True Disciple Ministries Bible Institute, Somerville, New Jersey, earning three Church Ministries Certifications through ETA, Wheaton, Illinois. Minister Johnson lives in Clarksville, Maryland, with his wife and three sons, Kevin, Christopher, and Cameron.