Pastor Clinton L. Johnson, Sr.

Book Pastor Johnson



Married to the former Barbara Gibson. He has been blessed with three daughters, one son and three grandchildren.


Educational Data:

Attended the Mobile County Public School System and is a 1965 graduate of the Central High School.

Collegiate Data:

  • Graduate of the Alabama A&M University (Normal, AL) with a Bachelor of Science in History and Sociology.
  • Graduate of the University of Mobile (AL) with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion
  • Graduate of the University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL) with a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Additional Studies: University of Alabama in Birmingham (AL) and the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
  • Awarded Honorary Doctoral Degree in Theology from the Alabama Non-Denominational Theological Seminary


Special Talents and Hobbies:

Avid reader, renowned and accomplished public speaker. Singing, writing and jogging. Excellent teaching skills. Employment Experience:

  • Regional Sales Supervisor for American Education Insurance Company. Continues to be involved in Real Estate Investment and Development.
  • Johnson retired in 1997 as a Rehabilitation Supervisor and Coordinator of Facility Services for the State of Alabama Vocational Rehabilitation Service after more than 27 years of service.
  • Johnson pastored the Bethlehem Baptist Church (Citronelle, AL) from 1980-1988. He has served as Pastor of the (New) Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Mobile, AL) since September 1988.


Pastoral Achievements at New Shiloh:
  • In September 1988, became Pastor of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama and continues in service as the Servant Leader.
  • Organized a budgetary and financial system of accountability.
  • Organized and implemented comprehensive bookkeeping and financial accounting system.
  • Eliminated all fund-raising and selling initiatives as means of revenue generation and put into place the Biblical System of tithing and offerings
  • Established a weekly Bible Study Program.
  • Started an Evangelistic Thrust in the community resulting in an increase in membership and attendance.
  • Reorganized, expanded and strengthened the Youth Ministry.
  • Organized 5th Sunday’s Fellowship with sister churches in the area.
  • Organized the Clinton L. Johnson Young People Gospel Choir.
  • Employed staff personnel to carry out the business and administration of the Church.
  • Started weekly Bible-based teaching classes.
  • Initiated special teaching classes for new members to enhance their march toward spiritual maturity.
  • Installed a budgetary system for projecting and accounting for Church revenue.
  • Organized ministries of clothing, men and women, food, housing,
    health, financing planning and money management ministries.
  • Reorganized the Music Department and employed first Minister of Music. Established Musicians and Choir Bylaws with expected standards of performance and excellent.
  • Added two additional worship services: 7:30 a.m. on Sundays and 12 noon (“Lunch with the Lord”) on Wednesdays.
  • Provided leadership in the purchase of more than 3.5 acres of land.
  • Provided leadership in the writing of church by-laws and constitution to promote greater order and decorum.
  • Appointed the Director of Christian Education Ministry.
  • Organized 55 Plus Ministry for senior members.
  • Has licensed over 20 preachers and currently have 11 associate preachers serving the Church.
  • Due to the Church’s movement in an ever-increasing spiritual enrichment, the Pastor suggested and the church agreed to change the name of the Church to New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in 2007, representing a breaking away from past failures and a movement toward grasping new opportunities and possibilities.
  • Oversaw the construction of a new edifice to accommodate our growing membership and to enhance our delivery of ministry service.
  • Chartered the Prison, Singles and Couples Ministries.
  • Reorganized Sunday School and authored the study curriculum.


Religious Affiliations:
  • Member of the Alabama State Baptist Convention, the Sunlight District Association, and the National Baptist Convention
  • Member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
  • Member with a diverse group of ministers in Opportunity for Unity


Political Achievements:
  • Elected to the Mobile (AL) City Council in 1985. Rev. Johnson served six terms as member of the Mobile City Council for District 3 and was the first African-American to serve two terms (8 years) as Council President.
  • Constructed the Clinton L. Johnson Center for Economic


Development to assist the unemployed and underemployed to gain a foothold in life.
  • Built the Maysville Medical Clinic to make medical service available to the populous where no physician existed.
  • Spearheaded over 80 million dollars of drainage improvement and infrastructure repair.
  • Instrumental in the construction of the Mobile Convention Center.
  • Instrumental in the construction of the new West Mobile Library.
  • Negotiated the contract for the construction of the Hank Aaron Baseball Stadium.
  • Supported and worked to attract cruise ships to Mobile.
  • Provided leadership for improvement of downtown Mobile area.
  • Devised the system that allowed the City of Mobile to participate in he bond market and at a substantially lower rate for the funneling of revenue to all districts for capital improvement.
  • Highly involved in developing the strategic plan for the City of Mobile that identified revenue sources to support and realize the vision for the city.
  • Responsible for the hiring of a Minority Contract Monitor to assure that minorities could participate in bids and have access city business opportunities.
  • Responsible for the appointment of the Minority Executive Assistant to the Mayor.
  • Responsible for the appointment of the first Minority Director of Public Works.
  • 100 Black Men of Mobile
  • Palestine Temple #18
  • National League of Cities
  • Alabama Municipal League of Cities


  • Distinguished Service – Alabama League of Municipalities
  • Oakdale Community Service
  • Citizen of the Year- Palestine Temple #18
  • Washington Times Foundation American Century Award for promoting faith-based initiatives and service in community building
  • Interdenominational Service Award
  • Citizen of the Year- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Service Award
  • Outstanding Young Man of America – Optimist Club to Boys and Girls
  • Who’s Who in Politics
  • Who’s Who Among African Americans
  • Who’s Who in Government


First Lady

First Lady Sister Barbara G. Johnson

Sister Barbara G. Johnson is the daughter of the late Susie Rene Gibson. She is the wife of the Rev. Dr. Clinton L. Johnson Sr., with two daughters and one son born to this union, and the grandmother of four girls. She is the product of the Mobile County Public School System having graduated from Central High School in 1968.


Sister Johnson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Alabama A&M University and a Master’s degree from the University of South Alabama in Early Childhood Education. She also holds a certificate in Educational Supervision. She is now retired with 26 years as an early childhood educator in the Mobile County Public Schools and 8 years with the Moss Point, Mississippi School System. Sister Johnson is a licensed insurance agent, and is the former owner of American World Travel Agency.


Sister Johnson has been an active participant in the community with memberships in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Links Incorporated, Jack and Jill of America, Alabama Education Association, National Education Association, Alabama A&M Alumni Association, and served for ten years as President of the Ministers’ Wives Auxiliary of the Mobile Baptist Sunlight District Association where she remains actively involved.


She is an active member of the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where her husband has served as the Pastor for the past 32 years. She serves as Director of the Christian Education Ministry, Co-Director of the Advisory Council, and is active in several ministries including, Sunday school, Women’s Ministry, 55 Plus Ministry and the Deaconess & Ministers’ Wives Ministry. Sis. Johnson was also actively involved in establishing the “We Care Food Bank” and is an active member of the REED Ministry. 


Sis. Johnson enjoys working with youth, reading, shopping, traveling, and helping others recognize the power and authority of God. She is well-loved and widely admired for her kindness and the love she gives so freely. God has blessed us here at New Shiloh with an elegant, supportive, God-fearing First Lady.

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