Rev. Robert L. Johnson '91 | Albright College

Rev. Robert L. Johnson ’91

Rev. Robert L. Johnson ’91Rev. Robert L. Johnson ’91
Senior Pastor, Tindley Temple United Methodist Church
South Philadelphia

Rev. Robert L. Johnson ’91 is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. Today, he serves the people of historic Tindley Temple United Methodist Church in South Philadelphia as senior pastor.

Rev. Johnson’s ministry has been focused on at-risk youth in the Philadelphia area. He’s helped to create low cost summer camps, choirs, drama ministries, afterschool programs, and community partnerships to help at-risk youth gain employment and reach their full potential.

A graduate of Bok Technical High School in South Philadelphia, Rev. Johnson earned an associate of arts degree from Morristown College, Morristown, Tenn., and a bachelor of arts degree from Albright College. From Albright, God led him to the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where, in 1995, he was blessed to receive a master of divinity degree. While in Dayton, he also served as pastor to Residence Park United Methodist Church.

After completion of his Seminary education, Rev. Johnson was appointed to Simpson-Fletcher United Methodist Church in West Philadelphia. Under his leadership, God blessed the church with outstanding growth, both spiritually and in membership. Rev. Johnson served Simpson-Fletcher for 14 years. From 2009 to 2014 he served Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in North Philadelphia.

Rev. Johnson is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Black United Methodist Preachers, The Black Empowerment Group, the NAACP, The Interdenominational Pastors Alliance and a host of other civic organizations.

He is married to Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson, Ph.D. ’92, who is a vital part of his ministry. They have two children, Chareina Carrie and Robert James. Rev. Johnson’s favorite scripture is, “I can do all things through Christ Who Strengthens Me.” -Phil 4:13