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I am honored to have you visit today, and hope that the gifts
of God that are shared here will be a blessing to you. I am Bishop
Raymond Allan Johnson, and I currently reside in the city of
Nanchang, in the Peoples Republic of China.
That's right, China!
I've been here almost seven years, now; and I'm still grappling with
the language; but never mind that. You've come a long
way. Sit down, I'll make you some tea; and then make yourself at
home: slippers are by the door!
In the U.S., I was a "bi-vocational" minister — meaning
I worked full-time on a regular job, and pastored part-time. When the
recession began to affect the auto industry, God opened a
marvellous door of opportunity for me, here in China. I came here
with a plan to return to the States, after one year; butas
circumstances worsened for my company, back home, China offered a
little more stability.
A few months after I arrived, something amazing and unexpected
happened. I was introduced to a Ford manager who had just rotated
out of Jiangling Motors — the Ford Motor Company joint venture
who brought me to China. He in turn introduced me to a young "house
church" pastor, named Immanuel. We started a fellowship in
my home, with 11 people, that quickly grew to as many as 50 people.
By the time my contract ended with Jiangling I'd decided to stay
in China, indefinitely.
There was another American brother, named "Brother John,"
whose wife introduced me to a person in the Foreign Affairs
Office of Nanchang University; and I was hired to teach English.
I remained at Nanchang University until December 2011 —
about five years, in all.
Ford Motor Company trained me as a web developer, toward the end
of the 1990s, when eCommerce was just beginning as an idea, and
businesses were fretting about "Y2K." Since that time I have thoroughly
enjoyed creating web content. I enjoy it because it's a soothing pasttime,
but — more importantly — i enjoy it because after almost
40 years in the Ministry, I still have lots to say
About fourteen years ago I was sitting at my desk in Dearborn, thinking
about the marvellous achievements in technology that had taken place
up to that point in my life — that thanks to the internet
a vagabond from the West Side of Detroit could sit at his desk
and do ministry anywhere in the world — and I thought to myself,
"This is an AMAZING time to be alive!"
And now that same vagabond is sitting at his desk again, halfway around the
world, reaching back to do ministry ... and God has deposited so
much in me, that I still have lots to say. Today the scope
of my Ministry has expanded significantly; but evangelism is still at the
heart of it.
I pray that God will permit me to continue to have a vision for
His people, to b able to be a viable source of "meat in due season,"
for many decades to come; and I pray that in you my network of
Ministry partners will continue to expand.
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The layout of this website might seem strange at first: there
are lots of places that are behind a sort of "gate" — actually
a landing page. That's simply because there are too many pages
to put all the links in one place; so I divided the whole thing
into six categories, some of them with multiple associated pages.
When you click on one of the tabs at the top of this page you
will be taken to the "gate" for that tab (for example, the
"Intercessors" tab will take you to a "gate" that says "Intercessory
Prayer," and that has links to pages related to prayer.).
Once you're there, just choose the actual page you want to visit.
That's all there is.
Start wherever you want, and stay as long as you want!