Rev. Thomas G. Johnson
Secretary, ULAA Board of Directors
Born March 6, in Sarbo, River Gee County, Liberia. Rev. Thomas G. Johnson
obtained his elementary and Junior High School education in Maryland County and
Teacher Training Education at the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute in 1973.
In 1983, he graduated from the University of Liberia with BA degree in English and minor in Political Science. In 1984, He was employed by the Assembly of God High School in Sinker as Vice Principle for Academic Affairs. He served in this capacity until April 1987. In May 1987, he migrated to the United States and became a resident of New York City. He was hired by the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn as a Supervisor in the Communication and Marketing Department. His greatest achievement was to reorganize the staff of his service after it was downsized significantly and yet met the tasks and standards with fewer employees. From 1995 to the present, Thomas has worked with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as Senior Public Health Adviser (CDC). He prides himself as being a part of the team of Best New York City Public health team that have significantly reduced tuberculosis as a public health threat in New York City. His work assignment introduced him to Richmond County which is home to the largest Liberian Community on the East Coast of the United States. Eventually, Thomas became a member of the Staten Island Liberian Community Association (SILCA) and now represents SILCA on the ULAA’s Board of Directors.
In 2001 Thomas entered the New York Theological Seminary in New York City and in 2004 graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree. (M. Div.) Subsequently, he served a few years as an Adjunct faculty for the New York Theological Seminary Certificate Program in Christian Ministries, for the Richmond County site.
Rev. Johnson is co-founder of the Interdenominational Christian Fellowship Inc, of Staten Island and Liberia. He is Associate Pastor of the United Christian Assembly Church in Brooklyn, New York. He was Chaplain of the Staten Island Ministerial Alliance, a member of the Richmond County Democratic Committee and the Richmond County Democratic Club. Rev. Johnson is married to Beatrice (Yamda), and they have two daughters: Doria and Wannie and four sons, Peter (foster), Thomas Jr., Tweh, and William. Rev. Johnson was member of the University Players (a drama organization at LU), founding member of the Liberian Association of Writers (1982-1985). He is the author of the Trials of Worly the Ward, a historic fiction published in 2011 and accepted as supplementary reading material for African Literature at the University of Liberia.