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Pastor / Overseer

Dr. Karen Johnson

Pastor Karen E. Johnson has been involved in church ministry her entire life being a Pastor’s daughter. She developed a special love for God at an early age and acknowledged her call to the ministry as a young, married woman. Her spoken word ministry has blessed the body of Christ all over this nation for more than 20 years now.

Pastor Johnson is currently serving as the Senior Pastor of Christian Love Church in Vineland, NJ. She is the proud wife of Bishop Lawrence Johnson Sr., and the mother of four children Lauren & son in law Mike, Karen & son in law RayMoan, Lawrence & daughter in law Tatianna, and Karl. Pastor Johnson is also the proud grandmother of precious Katelin Grace, Michael Bull III, and Moriah Faith,. She is one of six siblings who are all active as Officers and Leaders in the body of Christ.

Pastor Johnson is a noted singer, musician, songwriter, producer, recording artist, Christian drama playwright and producer. For years, she served as the Minister of Music, Choir Director, and the Praise and Worship Leader @ Apostolic Deliverance Church where her father, the late Bishop King Burnett pastored.

Although Pastor Karen has a special love for young people and desires to see souls come into the Kingdom, people of all ages enjoy and respond to her anointed ministry. Her power-packed preaching style releases her to flow in the five-fold ministry identified in Ephesians, Chapter 4. These gifting’s have caused her to be recognized with many awards and honors. On May 19th, 2014, by the divine will of God, Pastor Karen received her Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Divinity, and Master of Arts degrees, from the City of Hope Bible College.


Pastor Johnson is passionate about her calling and is adamant about doing ALL that she does with a Spirit of Excellence. She leads by example allowing her character, abilities, strength, and integrity to speak loudly and clearly for themselves.

Having said all of this, her greatest joy is in knowing that she is a child of The King and is obediently walking out her God-ordained destiny and purpose.