Monsignor John T. Johnson, Pastor of St. Gregory, St. Catherine of Sienna & St. Paul Eleuthera, has just recently been selected as Top Pastor of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for his outstanding leadership, dedication and contributions to the industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With having over 4 decades of professional experience in Priesthood and working in the Ministry of Education, Pastor Johnson has certainly proven himself as an extraordinary professional, and expert in the field. Pastor Johnson is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success not only as a Pastor but as a trusted ordained Deacon, Priest and educator. His impressive repertoire of prior roles included serving as ordained Deacon at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church; he then was ordained to the sacred priesthood on Friday, August 8th 1980 by Archbishop Samuel Carter of Jamaica & Bishop Paul Leonard Hargarty. Msgr. Johnson’s first assignment was at Our Lady of the Holy Souls in Deveaux Street, Nassau as Associate Priest with Fr. Silvan. He was assigned a Pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in South Beach, Nassau and then built the rectory for the Church of Resurrection. After the death of Fr. Chirstopher Granell, Msgr. Johnson was assigned as Pastor of Our Lady’s, where he helped raise funds to build the Out Reach Centre on Deveaux Street.
In January 1999, Msgr. Johnson was assigned to his home parish of St. Gregory’s which includes St. Catherine of Siena in Hatchet Bay and st. Paul’s in Governor’s Harbour. Msgr. Johnson was then given the task of building a new church at St. Catherine’s in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera. He taught Ministry of Education in Harbour Island at the All Age School, Central Eleuthera High and then to North Eleuthera High School where he retired from teaching in June 2014.
Pastor Johnson attended St. John Vianney Seminary in Trinidad, West Indies, and then received his Master’s Degree in Religious Education from St. John University in Collegeville Minesotta. Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated, “Choosing Pastor Johnson for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make. Pastor Johnson’s numerous accomplishments, awards and accolades are extremely impressive. He has tremendous foresight, extensive knowledge, is brilliant at what he does and was exactly what we were looking for. We are truly honored to have him as our Top Pastor of the Year and we are looking forward to meeting him at the gala.”
Throughout his career, Pastor Johnson has received awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2019 he is being considered to be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professional Magazine), and is also being considered for IAOTP’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He was chosen as Top Pastort of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and was featured with the International Society of Business Leaders.
Looking back, Pastor Johnson attributes his success to his education, mentors he has had along the way and his endless passion for serving the Lord Jesus Christ. He says his work is very gratifying. For the future, he hopes that he will continue to make an impact on people’s lives any way that he can.
For more information on Pastor Johnson please visit: www.iaotp.com
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