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Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and serves as the episcopal leader of the Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church, which includes the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference and the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lebanon Valley College, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. Prior to her election to the episcopacy in 2008 she served as a pastor in the Baltimore-Washington Conference since 1980. Her churches included a 4-point rural circuit in Frederick, MD, a suburban Baltimore congregation, a campus ministry at Gallaudet University and for 20 years she was the pastor of the Christ UMC of the Deaf. Bishop Johnson has a particular passion for ministry with people with disabilities. During her tenure as a bishop she has served as a board member on the Commission on the Status and Role of Women and on the General Board of Church and Society. She authored a UMW “Mission U” study book: “The Church and Disabilities” in 2014. She is married to the Rev. Michael C. Johnson, a United Methodist pastor, and they have two adult sons, Peter and Gabriel.

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Education & Honors

  • Lebanon Valley College – B.S. – Music Education – 1975
  • Asbury Theological Seminary - M. Div. – 1980
  • Wesley Theological Seminary - D. Min. – 1993
  • Wesley College – D. Div. (honorary degree) – 2009
  • "Circuit Rider of the Year" – UM Publishing – 1990
  • "Pillar of Faith Award" – Howard Divinity School – 2006
  • “John Wesley Award” – Wesley Theological Seminary – 2009
  • “Alumni of the Year Award” – Asbury Theological Seminary – 2010
  • Honarary Doctorate – Albright College – 2014

Publications

  • Make a Joyful Silence: Deaf Ministry  (2006)
  • The Church And People With Disabilities: Awareness, Accessibility, and Advocacy (2014)

Ministry

  • 2008-Present: Bishop Philadelphia Episcopal Area (Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware)
  • Mt. Pleasant UM Charge - Frederick, MD (rural-cross cultural)
  • Gallaudet University Campus Chaplain – (Washington, DC)
  • Lansdowne UMC - Baltimore, MD (suburban)
  • Christ UMC of the Deaf - Baltimore, MD (multi-cultural)
  • Wesley Theological Seminary (Adjunct Faculty)

Memberships

  • United Methodist Congress of the Deaf
  • Sigma Alpha Iota (Music Fraternity for Women)
  • Association of United Methodist Ministers with Disabilities
  • General and Jurisdictional Delegate 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008
  • Board Member – GBHEM – 1996-2000
  • Consultant – GBGM (Health and Welfare) 2001-2004
  • Conference BOOM - 1995-2008
  • Board Member – COSROW – 2008-2012
  • Board Member – GBCS –   2012-2020
  • VIM trips: Jamaica, Kenya, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo
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Bishop's Blog

The Bishop's Blog offers Philadelphia Area Bishop Peggy Johnson's thought-provoking reflections on personal and social issues, which she has been sharing with Eastern PA and Peninsula-Delaware Conference constituents and many other readers since 2008.

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Bishop featured in Women's History Month video

Bishop Peggy Johnson reflects on her ministry and that of other clergywomen  in this interview for the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Watch the video on Youtube.

Statements and Messages from the Bishop