Long Hill United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Meet Our Pastor

LHUMC WELCOMES Reverend Cleaven Johnson, Jr.


The Reverend Cleaven Johnson, Jr. was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He was called into the ministry in September of 1995. He has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 26 years. Also, he has pastored the Stanley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church between the years of 2009-2014, and he has pastored the United Methodist Church of East Berlin. He has been Methodist for the past 14 years. 

Reverend Johnson has attended the Springfield College School of Human Services, Yale Divinity School, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. Also, he has attended the Yale New Haven Hospital at St. Raphael Campus for Clinical Pastoral Education. He possesses 4 units of CPE.
 
Reverend Johnson has a very extensive music career. He has worked with Dionne Warwick, Betty Wright, Bob Marley, Gloria Estefan, Be Be & Ce Ce Winans, The 5 Satins, and Dick Clark to name a few. 
 
Reverend Johnson has also been a promoter for church grow through an entity entitled “Black Expo USA” which was marketed to 24 cities within the United States of America. Reverend Johnson brought to the partnership a television viewership of 24 thousand people in 26 countries vis-a-vis the Bobby Jones Gospel. Coca Cola International, Continental Airways and Toys”R”Us were the national sponsors. Coca Cola awarded the Expo with a 2 million dollars sponsorship for advertisement.  
 
Reverend Johnson possesses the notion that the Lord Jesus Christ must be promoted and lifted up throughout entire world. Ministry is a self-giving love which spreads for one person to another. Pastoral ministry is very important to Reverend Johnson. John 12:32 says “and I, if I be lifted from the earth, will draw all men unto me (KJV, bible gateway.com). This can be accomplished by God Son’s Church (Jesus Christ) coming together to render a positive transformation throughout the world.