PASTORAL STAFF

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DR. LOLA MOORE JOHNSTON

SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor, author, and recent Doctor of Ministry Graduate, Lola Moore Johnston faithfully navigates the call on her life to motivate audiences across the globe to build on their dreams and thrive in their destiny.

 

A graduate of La Sierra University, CA (BA), The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, MI (M.Div.) and the Payne Theological Seminary, OH (D.Min.) Dr. Johnston has taken the call to lead men and women to Christ as a call to prepare rigorously.

 

No stranger to being the “first” in many of her endeavors, she shouldered the responsibility of breaking glass ceilings as a female Chaplain and Pastor of churches and universities around the country. After a decade of pastoral ministry, she is pleased to serve as the Senior Pastor of the Restoration Praise Center in Bowie, Maryland. She dons the distinction of serving as the first female Senior Pastor (head Pastoral staff) in the Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists’ nearly 100-year history.

Dr. Johnston’s desire to encourage other women to shed their self-doubt and negative beliefs ignited the passion that founded “The Bloom Society,” an international community of women thriving in their unique brilliance.

 

While bountifully blessed to enjoy success personally and professionally, God saw fit to bless her even more and with great joy, Pastor Johnston married her friend and partner in life, Keith Johnston in November of 2016. He is a career educator and enjoys being the coolest teacher in school as he revolutionizes elementary education, one classroom at a time.

 

A consummate speaker and author, Dr. Johnston has been featured at numerous

global conferences professing one of her life-long missions; inspiring others to draw closer to Christ and to become clear and consistent in the expression of their life's purpose. 

Find out more about Dr. Johnston at: www.lolajohnston.com

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 LARRY GREEN, BA, MA, CPE

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Larry Larrice Green exists to be a conduit in God's hands to enrich each life spiritually, socially, mentally, and intellectually.

His Birth
Larry L. Green, the son of Mr. Augustas Green and Mrs. Gloria Lewin, experiences the joy of being a twin. He has six brothers and nine sisters. He came from a humble beginning in the lush green paradise called Jamaica.

His Conversion
In 1991, at the age of seven (7), Pastor Green accepted Jesus and was baptized. 

His Family
Larry is married to Schkara Hepburn. God blessed them with the joy of their life: their daughters, Karelle Larrysa Lavern, Kabrielle, Benita Collette, and their son, Kemuel Larry Larrice.


His Education and Call
He Graduated in 2008 with honor from Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville Jamaica, with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. In May 2018, Larry graduated Summa Cum Laude with the Masters of Arts in Pastoral Theology at the Antillean Adventist University in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He is a train Clinical Chaplain with three units with the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Chaplaincy Institute.

Currently, Larry is a student in the Doctor of Ministry Program with the Andrews University with a concentration in Intergenerational Church.

His Ministerial Service
Larry has previously served as a pastor in the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SBC) for 15 years. There he discipled several Churches (Grant’s Town, Good News, Cockburn Town, Good News, Maranatha, Adelaide, and Bethel-French congregation). He has also led other conference team ministries mainly: Adventist Youth and club ministries (Pathfinders, and Adventurers).


Wider Service
Pastor Green is deeply involved in a broad spectrum of a community-related developmental program, including youth mentorship, youth at risk counseling, prison, hospital, and school chaplaincy program. He is the creator and CEO of the Zoom Hope Live ministry -which has a weekly intergenerational discussion show live stream on Facebook and YouTube with a focus on infusing hope in varied contexts. His ministry has lead him to be involved in a plethora of local and international speaking and missionary endeavors.

His Passion and Disposition
Larry believes that selfishness should never be a part of the Christian experience; his number one request is for you to pray for him as he continues to experience the joy of being a SLAVE for Jesus. 

Find out more about Pastor Green at: https://zoomhopelive.org/

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