About the Author
Rev. Dr. Mary Johnson, D.Min., (1942-2018)
She worked on the Clinical Staff of New England Memorial Hospital and Middleton Pastoral Counseling Center in Massachusetts and was a Director of Green Pastures Counseling Centers in N.H.
Dr. Johnson also founded Good News Specialized Ministries, Inc. This unique ministry provided education and Clinical Christian Counseling to thousands of people over the decades and trained numerous Clinical Counselors and Counseling Ministers while offering weekly non-denominational worship services to the community for more than 20 years.
Rev. Dr. Mary Johnson,
received a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Psychology and Clinical Studies from Andover Newton in Newton, Massachusetts.
Mary was Ordained in 1975.
She served both as a Parish Pastor and in multiple Specialized Ministry Settings.
She was a state Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Nationally Board Certified Counselor (N.C.C.), and Nationally Certified Pastoral Counselor (AAPC) and held certification as a Clinical Member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (A.C.P.E.).
Rev. Dr. Mary Johnson is the author of eight published books including:
Activating The Power of Pastoral Care: A Team Approach
Brief Devotions for Busy Lives: Daily Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Renewal (Vol.1-4)
Flying Free: Transforming Grief
and Loss into Renewal
Following The Angel Trail: In the Steps of Jesus
Love In Action: The Healing Heritage of the Counseling Ministry of the Church
Visions Of Hope: Voices of Americana
Healing Streams: Journeys of Healing
She has also been published in the AAPC professional Journal Journeys and in the
"Love never ends"
(1 Corinthians 13:8, NRSV)
"I always considered my
ministry as a shared ministry.
Mary had the expertise that helped me function as well as I did.
I received critiques on the way home after the services. I finally realized that I may have “arrived” when one day she was pleased with my performance with no critique! That took several years! Rev. Dr. Mary Johnson was my spouse and partner in ministry, and she continued to be until the day she died, four days before the end of my appointment at Richmond. Community United Methodist Church"
Pastor Arnie Johnson
(Retired UMC LLP)
"The words shared by the late Rev. Dr. Mary Johnson, offer us inspiration and hope still today.
We are blessed by her wisdom in sharing and reflecting upon the Word of God."
Pastor Sharon Sargent