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PASTOR LOLA MOORE JOHNSTON

SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor Lola Moore Johnston is a native of Elizabeth, NJ and is the first of three daughters born to Marilyn and Calvin Moore III. She felt the call of God on her life at an early age and began serving in various ministry capacities at the Trinity Temple SDA Church in Newark, NJ. She emerged as a leader and change-agent during her studies at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA where she graduated with a BA in Religious Studies.

 

Her preparation continued at the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University where she earned the Master of Divinity. Since then, she has served the Lord as Chaplain in Orlando, Florida and Pastor at the Oakwood University Church in Huntsville, AL; Maranatha and Emmanuel Churches in NW Florida and the Nashville Riverside Church in Tennessee. Her service in that region culminated with her appointment as Young Adult Director of the South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 2015. Along with formal ministry, Pastor Johnston is blessed to share the good news of Jesus as recording artist, empowerment coach and author.

 

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.

 

Pastor Johnston most recently served as the Senior Pastor of the Woodbridge Seventh-day Adventist Church in Woodbridge, VA and lovingly serves the greater community as the founder of The Bloom Society where she disciples women to live faithfully and flourish in their God-designed purpose. 

PASTOR KELVIN L MITCHELL

ADMINISTRATIVE PASTOR

Pastor Kelvin L. Mitchell received his training from The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, earning a Masters in Pastoral Ministry. He started his formal career in ministry with the Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA), serving as the Youth/Associate Pastor of the Centerville SDA Church. He distinguished himself early in ministry by his passion for people and his commitment to seek and save the lost. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in May 2002. Pastor Mitchell is also a licensed Clinical Social Worker and still maintains a small private practice. He is married to the former Shoniece Morrison and from their union, have yielded two handsome boys, Keinan and Kenton.