Evangelistic Apostolic Church Diocese
3810 Ropers Church Road - Lanexa, VA. 23089
Biography of Archbishop John Johnston
Born March 17,1958 in Newport News Virginia. Lived in Albemarle Country attended Albemarle High Schools in Charlottesville, VA. After High School he studied Criminal Law by The Department of Criminal Justice then began his career within the Private Security Sector, Process Service and Investigation field in Virginia; License and Registered from 1975-1996 with two offices and 38 employees, also he was sworn in as Special Police Investigator Officer with local Police Department for 5 years in Williamsburg-James City County Virginia. And worked under cover Investigator.
He received two Award Plaques in 1996 for Executive of Business Owners of the Year. Paragon’s Who’s Who National Registry and Universal Who’s Who Publication. By this year I was also one of the top 10 Private Investigators in Virginia.
During counseling with a client and witnessing to him, God had lead him into the ministry and said it was time to do his will and not of his own. So he let his State license expired and stopped taking clients.
He soled the company in August and went into the Seminary Priesthood in 1996.
He graduated from the Holy Cross Theological Seminary in 1998 with a Doctoral in Religious Theology and a Master’s of Pastoral Family Counseling.
He was first ordained as a Deacon in 2000, by Rt.Rev.William E.Conner Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Dallas Texas. As he continued to study at the Holy Cross Seminary in Dallas Texas.
He was ordained as a Priest in 2001 then Rt.Rev.Bruce Campbell of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in New Rochelle, NY.
Consecrated, as a Bishop Consecrated as a Bishop in 2002 by Archbishop Gregory Godsey of Hopkinsville, Kentucky of the Ancient Apostolic Communion, but due to problems of his Apostolic Lines of Succession that was found to be invalid. So several others and himself had left his diocese and started their own diocese.
He was voted in as the new Archbishop by twelve other bishops to head up a new diocese.
In 2003 then by the Rt.Rev.Bruce Campbell consecrated him over again to make things right within the Apostolic Lines of Succession.
Today he continues with our diocese Evangelistic Apostolic Church Diocese a World-Wide Ministry.
Background of growing up with a Christian Family, his Uncle from Maryland was an Evangelist, His Father was a Deacon as well as taught Men's Sunday School Class, His Mother Taught Yong Married Sunday School Class as well as Girls in Action Group(GA's). His Grandmother taught the Women Sunday School Class and His older Brother taught the boy's group The Royal Ambassors (RA's).
He grew up in a Southern Baptist Christian home and had 5 brothers and one sister. As and adult he felt something was missing in his faith and converted over to Anglicanism were he found to be more rewarding in strenghtening his beliefs.
Today he is married with two son's and have 8 grand-children and has his own parish of Good Hope Church since April 2002.