New Pastor, New Vision | The Herald Sun


New pastor, new vision | The Herald Sun

On Sunday morning, the Rev. LaMont Johnson will preach his first Easter sermon at West Durham Baptist Church, but it won’t be his first sermon. A preacher’s kid, Johnson always knew he wanted to go into ministry, answering the call to preach at 14 and ordained by the local Baptist association at age 19. His father is still a pastor, and his late mother was an organist and pianist. Johnson has followed both his parents’ paths.

Johnson grew up in Orange, New Jersey, and came South for undergraduate school at Virginia Union University in Richmond. He went on to receive …

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