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Senior Pastor

The Reverend Dr. Damone Paul Johnson is the Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church of Albany, New York. Since he began his pastoral ministry in 2003, the church body has increased to over 1200 members. Under his leadership, the church has grown in ministry and mission and has completed a multi-million dollar-building project that will facilitate the ministry needs of this growing and thriving congregation and the beloved community.

Dr. Johnson has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Music from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York. In May 2007, Dr. Johnson was conferred the Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Pastoral Preaching from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He received the distinguished Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr. preaching award, demonstrating strong promise in preaching and pastoral ministry. He is the author of A Life Worth Rebuilding. Being dedicated to the work of community, he is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Phi Lambda Chapter. Committed to family, he is married to the former Angela D. Davis.

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New Testament Mission Baptist Church

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