“Celebrating 156 Years of Standing on the Promises of God".
“And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”
Dr. Eric A. Johnson
Dr. Eric A. Johnson became the pastor of Greater Galilee Church, Louisville, Kentucky in 1995. Under Dr. Johnson’s leadership Galilee has grown to the top 25 in Commonwealth of KY in baptisms and in December 2009 Dr. Johnson and the Greater Galilee Church planted a second site at Liberty High School. He is past Moderator of the Central District Baptist Association and has previously served as second and first Vice Moderator. He is the Past President of the Louisville City-Wide Revival, and an instructor and lecturer for the National Baptist Convention. He has served as the late night preacher for NBC, USA, Inc. Dr. Johnson's efforts in 2006 consummated a partnership with the Georgetown College for inner city students. He has served preaching professor at Simmons College of KY and adjunct Professor of preaching at Campbellsville University.
Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of North Texas (1990), Master of Divinity (1995), Th. M. (2003), and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005. Dr. Johnson is the only African- American in the state of Kentucky that has a Ph.D. in Theology.
He has written articles for both the African-American pulpit and the African-American Lectionary. He has contributed to several academic and church related writing projects including Oxford Sermons Volume III. He is the author of Where are the Men of the House: Discipling that Makes a Difference and Fresh Oil: A Word for Dry & Difficult days/Devotions for Dry & Difficult Days.
Dr. Johnson is listed in the 1993-1994 edition of Who's Who Among Students In American Colleges and Universities; elected to the National Minority Scholars of America in 1994; served as the 1993- 1994 Spiritual Life Chairman of the Southern Seminary Student Government Association; and member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Dr. Johnson is a native of Texas and married to the former Jan L. Wyatt. They have three children
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Portsmouth, VA 23704
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