A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL SHOT DURING CHURCH SERVICE WHILE HE WAS PREPARING TO
MINISTER TO HIS CONGREGATION
James Johnson, a young minister of the popular Church of God of Prophecy at 41 Old Harbour Road in St Catherine was gunned down yesterday evening while teaching a class at the church.
According to the police’s Corporate Communication Unit, Johnson, a 29-year-old pastor from Union Estate in the parish, was reportedly in the middle of teaching a class about 5:00 pm when a lone gunman entered and shot him several times.
There is an outpouring of grief on social media for Pastor Johnson who was the only son of his mother.
I write on behalf of the church of THE MYSTICAL ORDER OF SPIRITUAL BAPTIST registered in New York to condemn the brutal killing of this young man of God. A life cut short too soon but God knows best. We grieve and mourn together as the body of Christ and I pray that His soul finds rest in the arms of Jesus. Paul admonishes us that to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord 2 Corinthians 5:8.
My Patriarch and Chief Apostle, Clergy and members join with me in sending condolences to his mother and the church family of the late Pastor James Johnson. I pray that you find strength in these times of your grief and mourning.