Funeral for Rev. Ray Johnson will be 3 pm Friday at First United Pentecostal Church, visitation will begin at 1 pm.

Rev William ‘Ray’ Johnson, Sr., 77, died August 21, 2020 at Baton Rouge General Hospital. He was born Oct 9, 1942 in Melville, LA, the son of Felix and Rena Kimble Johnson. He married the love of his life, Jo Ann Causey, in 1963.  They celebrated 57 years of marriage in February. He has served as pastor of First Pentecostal Church in Denham Springs, LA since 1971. He was called by God into the ministry at the age of 16.   He has spent the last 49 years reaching out to his community with compassion, loving the lost and teaching God’s Word. Teaching Bible studies was his heartbeat.  God has reached thousands of souls around the world through Brother Johnson’s online Bible studies.  He has traveled to foreign countries and preached to thousands of hungry souls. He built daughter work churches across the United States.  He saw neither king nor pauper, but all were equal in his sight.  His motto was: “Others, my Lord, Others, let that my motto be.  When I have lived and died for Others, I will have lived and died for Thee.”  He spent his entire life pouring out his time, talents, finances and love to ‘Others’. Survived by his sons:  Rev William ‘Billy’ Johnson (wife Sheri); Nathaniel ‘Lynn’ (wife Jennifer). Brothers: Johnnie (wife Linda), Tommy (wife Debbie), Pete (wife Connie).  Sisters:  Joyce Jones (husband Bernard), and Lessie Fletcher.  Precious grandchildren:  Olivia, Victoria, Averlyn, and Grace.  Great-grandsons:  Colton and Conner Barber. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Rena Johnson, and his brothers, Felix Johnson and Reed Johnson. Unfortunately, due current weather conditions, Brother Johnson’s home going service is being rescheduled. As soon as the service is rescheduled, we will post the updated arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sri Lanka missions at  A Bible school is being built there which will bear Brother Johnson’s name. His legacy of teaching God’s Word will continue around the world. Arrangements with Church Funeral Services, Walker

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