Dr. Gregory Johnson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a highly educated and experienced professional with more than 40 years of organizational and individual leadership experience. His education includes credentials from Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Business, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business and Barkley University. He excelled in each of his academic challenges by engaging each stage of education with a sense of how it would be applied to his profession.
He is a distinguished and proud Vietnam Veteran having served in Vietnam with specialized credentials as a Specialist Fifth Class (SP5). He received recognition for outstanding service during combat with the Army Commendation Medal as well as the National Distinguished Service Medal.
He has served in leadership positions with the Urban League as President and Chief Executive Officer as well as the Executive Vice President over a period of 20 years. While with the Urban League he designed programs, excelled with fund development and managed a variety of managers and directors. He also served as the Ohio Director of the March of Dimes managing six (6) operating locations with Executive Directors reporting directly to him. He was the first African-American to hold this senior position in the USA.
Mr. Johnson worked as a Healthcare Administrator for nineteen years in a variety of positions from Unit Coordinator to Vice President of Operations. In addition, he was employed by the Cleveland Public Schools to design and manage the Cleveland Career & Skills Center. Mr. Johnson has been employed in the majority of positions to assist organizations to regain their footing; redesign their operation and to create a presence in their targeted market. This has been the consistent employment requirement of organizations in some form of distress to turn the organization or unit of the organization around or create a new direction for success.
While managing the majority of the above-mentioned positions Mr. Johnson has managed his consulting company focusing on two primary areas: Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership Development. Through consulting interventions in both the public and private sectors Mr. Johnson has provided assessments on various levels; leadership training; executive coaching and program evaluation for numerous individuals and organizations.
He is publishing a series of eBooks and has written countless articles on Leadership as well as participating in numerous webcast discussions on various forms of leadership both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Johnson is known globally for his work in the area of Parenting with a special focus on Fathers. Along with his late wife, they published the only printed subscription based parenting magazine for fathers in the United States. They also designed transitional or helping programs for youth, specifically the Pearls of Distinction, a program in elementary Schools for young ladies in the third through fifth grades focused on “character building” as well as their MIT or Military in Transition program for returning combat veterans and their respective families. Mr. Johnson continues his lifetime commitment to the platform of Parenting as the primary base for all social needs throughout the world.
After caring for his precious wife, Theresa, who sadly lost her battle with cancer in September 2015, Dr. Johnson met our President/CEO Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson, the following year, when he was seeking professional assistance with his programs and social media forums. They were joined in Holy Matrimony in December 2016 at Second Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, in Cleveland, Ohio. Together, they have three adult children, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one late son and two dogs - Caesar and King. Their commitment to each other, to family, to the community, and to MWM is unshakeable as they walk side by side in their mission.
Dr. Johnson continues his lifetime commitment to the platform of Parenting as the primary base for all social needs throughout the world. In December 2016, he was honored by the US 44th President, the Honorable Barack Obama with his "Lifetime Achievement Award for Service."
Dr. Greg Johnson is the:
Chairman of Mercy Worldwide Ministries
Principal Coach of C3 Non-profit Leadership Coaching
Board member of MPOD/MOD Advisory Council at Case Western Reserve University
Governor of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives - NANOE
Member of the American Psychological Association
A Bronze member of Human Synergistic
Global Presence Ambassador of parenting 2.0
Advisory Board member of CWRU MOD/MPOD
Board Member of Passages Inc.
An affiliate of the father's & Family Coalition
Coach and author of Concentric Parent
Coach of Executive Leadership
A member of the National Assoc Distinguished Professionals
Former President/CEO at Pinellas County Urban League
Former EVP-Operation -Urban League of Greater Cleveland
Former Ohio Director at March of Dimes Ohio
Former Interim President and Chief Operating Officer at Lorain County Urban League
Former Director, Cleveland Skills & Career Center at Cleveland Public Schools
Former Admin, Rheumatic & Immunologic Disease at Cleveland Clinic
Former Vice President at Mercy Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Former Employee Relations - Manager at Ross Laboratories
Mercy Worldwide Ministries President / CEO is The Most Revd. ++ Dr. Christine Mercy Johnson who is the Ex-Officio Matriarch, Archbishop Directorate General of the Americas, and Acting Archbishop Directorate General of Europe with the Worldwide Anglican Church, working alongside WAC Patriarch and Archbishop Directorate General of Africa, The Most. Revd. ++ Christopher Lwanga Tusubira. In addition to being the first female clergy, she is the first Archbishop of the Worldwide Anglican Church, which was established in 1921 as the African Orthodox Church.
Archbishop Johnson is the Matriarch and Patron of the “Hosanna Children’s Home,” which was established in order to fully realize the purpose of assisting underprivileged persons, particularly, orphans, widows, and children with special needs and contributing to a civil society and environmental guardianship in Kasese, Rwenzori region, Western Uganda, East Africa. The home is neighboring the Queen Elizabeth National Park along Kasese-Mbarara Road in the village of Kirembe Cell, Kirembe Ward, Kasese Municipality, Kasese District, Rwenzori sub-region, Western Uganda. It is established under the Church of Uganda, which is part of the Anglican Communion.
Archbishop Johnson is the Matriarch and Patron of the St. Agnes Christian Education Center in Kampala, Uganda, which was founded by the Patriarch of the Worldwide Anglican Church, ++The Most Rev C Lwanga Tusubira several years ago to give training to mainly disadvantaged girls who for several reasons drop out of School without any skill. Today, the Centre runs three Nursery and Primary Schools for mainly very needy children whose parents died or are too poor to afford to pay for their education. One School is at Bwaise in the slum area of Kampala, the other at Kangulumira in Luweero District and the third at Nakitolo in Mityana District. St Agnes Christian Education Centre also has a school of education, which trains teachers for various Schools in Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Tanzania. The Centre also has a school of Theology and ministry.
Archbishop Johnson is a Regent Governor for the board of the Regents at the Jesus Seminary of the Himalayas, based in Kathmandu, Nepal, where she also teaches online as a professor for the Masters and Doctoral degree students. Her specialized subject is grief counseling and hospice.
Archbishop Johnson was born in Cornwall, raised in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England, and has lived in the United States since 1999. She became a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States of America in 2010. After being given away at birth to an orphanage, she was adopted by a loving family who is a prominent part of the fabric of the British Aristocracy dating back hundreds of years. She is joined in holy matrimony to Dr. Gregory Johnson, and together they have three children, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two cherished dogs - Caesar and King.
At the age of twenty-four, Archbishop Johnson had a near-death experience after contracting bacterial meningitis during the flu pandemic in the United Kingdom, which took her to the gates of Heaven. She was sent back with a very apparent and powerful anointing, message and mission upon her life. The Lord instructed her that when recovered, which would take several years, she was to primarily work in India, the United States, and South America, which fulfilled several key Bishops and Archbishop Robert Runcie’s predictions to her late parents that she was on earth to become a leader within the Anglican Church.
With her father’s death in 1983 and after burying her mother in 1999, she left England to move across the Atlantic as a Missionary and humanitarian on several Native American Indian Nations. She served as International Ambassador for the Indian Nations Development Program helping to secure significant funding for tribal projects, by working with corporations in China and Japan. She served as Chief of staff for Public Policy, Retail Development, and Agriculture/Energy/Natural Resources, Business Manager and Investor Relations Manager for two Chamber of Commerce in WY and NJ. She wrote the Legislative Agenda and first White paper for WY in 2007, representing all sectors from healthcare to education. She was President/CEO of the United International Chamber of Commerce and served as a United Nations Representative over the Congo, India, and Haiti. She was an adviser to several Consulate Generals, including the Honorable Consulate Generals of Japan and India. In 2011, She formed an emergency humanitarian team that gave aid to Japan during the tsunami and she worked with the Consul to ensure US aid reached the neediest.
She is a graduate of the Royal School of Music, the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, the Manchester School of Music, Cambridge University, Rockford University, Crown Theological Seminary, Halcyon Theological Seminary, the Gillette Area leadership Institute, and the Gillette citizens Police Academy. Her doctoral degrees with honors, diplomas, and certificates are in theology, leadership, administration, business management, hospice and grief counseling, law enforcement, music, marketing, and stage production.
On Sunday, October 27th, 2013, she was the only candidate to be specially Confirmed into the Roman Catholic Church in a ceremony at the Incarnation Catholic Church by two Monsignors, two Bishops, and Altar Servers. From 2013 - 2016, she served at the Catholic Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, Orlando, FL, as asst. to the priests and volunteer director. She was a Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister, Lector and Cross Bearer. However, after much discernment and spiritual counseling, knowing she was being called to the ordination of Holy Orders by our Lord, she left the Basilica in 2016, to be ordained to the office of Priest, by The Reverend Quincy Carr, Sr. - Senior Pastor of Now Faith Ministry Church, AZ. She served as Now Faith Ministry Church's Asst. Pastor and Dean of the Seminary, teaching over 6000 men and women from around the world.
In 2016, she trained as a Chaplain with a special interest in Bereavement and became a certified Christian Chaplain with the International Federation of Christian Chaplains, RI, badge # 4226. This chaplaincy is strengthened by her education in working with people from all backgrounds and beliefs. She is able to bridge cultural gaps with her loving kindness, and assist at accidents, deaths, visiting the elderly in nursing homes and hospices, counselling the homeless, tending to those with special needs, praying with the poorest of the poor on streets where most fear to walk, visiting the incarcerated, and comforting Aids patients by sitting vigil by their side so they do not die alone. She does this ministry work with a heart full of unembarrassed mercy and compassion. She has served as a Hospice Vigil Minister for Campbell County Memorial Hospital in WY, and as a Bereavement Counselor in Ohio. She officiates several funerals each month, always at no cost to families, and is listed in OH to officiate at graveside services for indigent men and women as part of her deeply committed service to the community. Whilst studying for her Doctoral degrees in theology and comparative religion, she studied with several prominent religious leaders, including Judaism with the Sedona, AZ Jewish Community under the guidance of Rabbi Dr. Johnathan Seidel.
Her autobiography, 3 hours stage production of I AM VICTORIOUS - a deeply moving musical of Holy Week, and an original Christian music album are housed in the Library of Congress. In 2016-2017, she hosted a Christian global TV program - THE MERCY SHOW and has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs. Her teaching films have been viewed by millions across social media. She is also an accomplished filmmaker, songwriter, musician, and graphic art designer. Her music producer is Kim Copeland in Nashville, TN.
Over the last few years, Archbishop Johnson has been honored with over 300 business and humanitarian awards including: 4 letters of excellence from US Congress, Girl Scouts of America WOMAN OF DISTINCTION, March of Dimes WOMAN OF DISTINCTION, Rotary International HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR, Desai Eye Hospital (India) EYE CARE SERVICE Award and the United Nations WOMAN OF DISTINCTION.
In 2016, United States President, the Honorable Barack Obama, honored Mercy Worldwide Ministries with his Gold medal for VOLUNTEER SERVICE. The President also honored Dr. Johnson with his LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for Education.
In 2017 she was honored with the prestigious Gospel Image Award for Excellence in Ministry.
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