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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

THE REV. DR. ALVAN N. JOHNSON, JR.

Pastor – Grant A.M.E. Church, Boston MA

New England Annual Conference

African Methodist Episcopal Church

15 Reed Court, Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

            B. A. University of Massachusetts     –                       1971

            T.H.M. Boston University                   –                     1974

            D. Min.  Boston University                  –                     1981

 

  • Serving as Adjunct Professor – Hartford Seminary since 1987
  • Serving as Adjunct Professor – Union Theological Seminary since 2004
  • Ambassador for Boston University
  • Former Trustee for Hartford Seminary
  • Lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Africa and the former Soviet Union.
  • Lectured at every high school in Greater Hartford, CT area
  • Taught, lectured and preached in six of Connecticut’s prisons.
  • Taught at The Ministerial Institute of the New England Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the New York Annual Conference
  • 45 years of pastoral experience.
  • Pastored of Bethel A. M. E. Church, Bloomfield, CT for 29 years. He lead the congregation in erecting a $2.5 million edifice
  • Life member of N.A.A.C.P.
  • Served on the Charter Revision Committee for the City of Hartford
  • Chaired two Mayoralty Campaigns in Hartford, CT.
  • Past President of Greater Hartford Ministerial Alliance
  • Past Board President of the Capital Region Conference of Churches.
  • Served as Hartford Fellow American Leadership Forum.
  • Serves as Adjunct Faculty at Yale University.
  • Served as President of Bloomfield, CT Clergy Association
  • Served on National Council of Churches.
  • Served on the Congress of National Black Churches.
  • Serveson Connectional Social Action Commission of the A.M.E. Church
  • Serves as the First District Director of Social Action of the A.M.E. Church
  • Member of the Urban League.
  • Received numerous awards and recognition from U.S. Senators, Representatives, local officials, as well as many community and civic organizations.
  • Certificate earner from Oxford University. England.
  • Served as moderator for the NAACP’s Presidential Debate in New Hampshire.
  • He has been narrator for performances of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
  • Appointed Presiding Elder of the Brooklyn/Westchester District of the New York Annual Conference of the A.M.E. Church in November, 2007 – 2013
  • Appointed Pastor of Grant A.M.E. Church, Boston, MA. 2013 to Present.
  • Born in Claremore, Oklahoma, raised in Plains, GA and Boston, MA.
  • Served in United States Air Force 33rd Degree Prince Hall Mason
  • November 2013 Appointed Pastor to Grant A.M.E. Church of Boston MA.
  • 33rd Degree Prince Hall Mason
  • Married to Betty Jean Wright-Johnson a grade Principal at Manchester High School, Manchester, CT