Pastor Robert Johnson
Pastor Robert Johnson was reared in the small town of Due West, South Carolina. He received his Master of Divinity from Johnson C. Smith Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA, in 1978. In May 1980 he accepted the call to serve as Pastor of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in New Bern, NC.
In New Bern, Pastor Johnson has been a member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance for over thirty years, serving two terms as President. He became the first black President of Religious Community Services, where he served two consecutive terms. He then accepted the position of Supervisor of the RCS Family Home. He also monitored a 24-hour hotline, and later was offered and accepted the position of Shelter Manager at RCS.
Pastor Johnson serves as the Assistant Chaplain to the Good Shepard Home for the Aged and as an adjunct Chaplain at Carolina East Health Systems. In 1989, he was instrumental in winning the City of New Bern All-American City Award.
Pastor Johnson is a member of many religious, civic, and philanthropic organizations in New Bern, serving several in a leadership capacity.