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New Book by Jomo K. Johnson
"Call Tyrone: Why Black Women Should Remain Single Or..."
Available June 1st - CallTyroneBook.com
Jomo Johnson - born 1980, is the Founder and Co-Pastor of Philly Open Air Church in North Philadelphia, He is a licensed minister in the Presbyterian Church of America. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Beacon University and is a current Masters of Divinity student at Westminster Theological Seminary where he serves as the President of the WTS Preaching Club. As an avid writer, he has written several other books including, "Letters To Charles: Cordial Letters to and from an Atheist Friend." He has written articles for WEC Youth Mission Paper, which is distributed to various parts of the world including India and West Africa. Jomo is also a Recording Musician that has recorded 2 Gospel Music Albums, "Never Forsaken" and "D.R.A."
Johnson has a unique testimony of the power of God's grace. After seeing his mother shot by his father at the age of 7, Jomo lived without a strong male figure for most of his life during his father's incarceration. This led him to fight, use drugs, rebel against authority, and live a dangerous street life. At the age of 17, he was arrested for aggravated assault and sentenced to serve time in jail. It was in this experience that God begin to draw Jomo to himself. After attending a Bible study in jail, he learned that Jesus died to pay for his sins. Jomo placed his faith in Christ and was dramatically changed. After serving a total of 4 years incarcerated, Jomo sensed the call into ministry. It was at the age of 24, that he devoted himself into the full-time study of the Word of God and future pastoral work.
For the past 10 years, Jomo has ministered to youth and the incarcerated, done street preaching, performed in music ministry, and served in door-to-door evangelism teams. He began Philly Open Air Church in October of 2010 as a highly evangelistic street ministry designed to reach the lost of North Philadelphia. A year later, Philly Open Air continues as an energetic, vibrant, and youthful Church that is having an impact for Christ among the unchurched teens and young adults of North Philadelphia. Later next year, Johnson plans to form G.G.I.S. Ministries, (God's Grace Is Sufficient) a Christian For-Profit Business that will provide jobs while contributing 50% of all income to foreign mission work.
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