The House of the Lord in Akron, Ohio Announces Plans for 45th Founder’s Day Anniversary Celebration for Bishop F. Josephus and Pastor Cathy Johnson

Bishop F. Josephus and Pastor Cathy Johnson

For More Information Contact:
Pastor Pat Butler 330.864.9073 or [email protected]

2019 will be a year of continued celebration for Bishop F. Josephus Johnson II and The House of the Lord church family as we celebrate 45 years of ministry.

The House of the Lord was founded by a young Pastor Johnson on March 6, 1974 in the living room of his parents. Pastor Joey, as he was affectionately called, said yes to the call of God on his life and began his preaching and teaching ministry with just three members; his wife, Pastor Cathy Johnson, his mother, Minister Evelyn Johnson and a close friend of the family, Sister Willie Mae Sewell.

Between those three members in March 1974 forward to March of 2019, God has blessed The House of the Lord to see thousands of men, women, boys and girls either profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, rededicate their lives to Christ, or with Christian experience make The House of the Lord their church home. To this we say “To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done”.

Bishop Johnson’s ministry journey has not only seen souls saved and lives changed, but God has blessed The House of the Lord to move to 4 different locations, before they would finally build and continue building at their present location, right in the heart of West Akron, Ohio. And at every move, while there were many naysayers, the miracle working power of God proved over and over again that with God, all things are possible. And so today, The House of the Lord is a church of many people of different colors, cultures and communities, worshiping together each week as one beautiful and real family.

While finding favor with God and with man, Pastor Joey has always extended genuine love and concern for other pastors and churches. Many of those pastors came together in March of 2004 as Bishop F. Josephus Johnson II was ordained the Presiding Bishop of the Beth-El Fellowship of Visionary Churches, becoming their apostolic covering. Again we say, “To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done!”

During the month of September, we will honor Bishop Joey & Pastor Cathy with various events and services.

Friday, September 6th at 7pm, First Lady’s Night celebrating Pastor Cathy Johnson with Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart, Senior Pastor of Christ Missionary Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Sunday, September 8th at 8am and 10:30am, services with Dr. Jerry Fryar, Senior Pastor of Gospel Lighthouse Church, Columbus, OH

Sunday, September 8th at 5pm in the Tent in the Frederick Blvd. Parking Lot, a special presentation for Bishop Joey Johnson.

Sunday, September 8th at 6pm, evening service with Dr. R.A. Vernon, Senior Pastor of The WORD Church, Cleveland, OH.

Consider celebrating with us during our Founder’s Day Weekend, as we continue giving God the glory for the work He has done, the work He is doing and the work He has yet to do.

For more information visit our website at

The House of the Lord 1650 Diagonal Road Akron, OH 44320

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