John Johnson retired from ministry

Saturday, January 5, 2019
John R. Johnson, who pastored the First Christian Church in Monett for 15 years, preached his last sermon Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Aurora before retiring from the ministry. Johnson has provided pulpit service for three years for the Aurora church. A reception was held in his honor following the service. Elder Scott Pettit recalled highlights of Johnson’s ministry in Aurora, including favorite jokes. Pettit suggested because Johnson baptized three people in his last month, donations were welcomed for a new church stained glass window in honor of Johnson the Baptizer. “He was the right person we needed at the right time,” Pettit said. Johnson received a standing ovation from the congregation. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com

John R. Johnson, who pastored the First Christian Church in Monett for 15 years, preached his last sermon Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Aurora before retiring from the ministry.

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