Sweet Home MBC to install new pastor

The Rev. Theo Johnson honored in five-day celebration

Miami Times staff report | 9/19/2013, 9 a.m.
Theodis Theo Johnson

Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church will officially install Reverend Theodis (Theo) Johnson, III, 38, as its new pastor in special installation ceremonies this month, beginning Wed., Sept. 18 and continuing for five days through Sun., Sept. 22. All events will be held at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church [10701 SW 184th St., Perrine]. The senior pastors from Mount Moriah Church, Perrine, and Second Baptist Church in Richmond Heights, will be the speakers at services on Wed. and Thurs., with gospel recording artist Ronald Julian leading worship on Friday. All three services begin at 7:30 p.m. On Sat., Sept. 21, from noon until 4 p.m., a family and friends community picnic will be held on the church grounds. Finally, on Sun., Sept. 22, installation ceremonies will be held during two services, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Johnson will be installed by Rev. Billie Mathews, senior pastor of West Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas.

Johnson grew up in Dallas, attended Prairie View A & M University in Houston and received a Bachelor of Arts in radio and television communications. He later earned his Master of Theology degree in pastoral leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2010, Johnson moved to Miami to become associate pastor of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church. After serving in that role for two years, he was asked to assume the position as interim pastor. In May 2013, he was asked to serve as pastor. He says his mission is to "preach and teach the uncompromised word of God, in a relevant and practical way." He strives daily to develop and train disciples, while engaging and evangelizing the un-churched and unsaved community for Christ.