The Reverend Louis Johnson, Ed. D.

“Seek First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness”

Father Louis Johnson was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in a series of Catholic Orphanages in New York City. These orphanages include Angel Guardian Receiving Home, St. Mary’s of the Angels Home, St. Johns Home, and St. Vincent’s Home.

Father Lou has an extensive Roman Catholic background having attended St. John Vianny Minor Seminary in Miami and St. Vincent de Paul Major Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida in preparation for his diaconal ordination.

He was ordained in 1979 in St. Mary’s Cathedral by Archbishop Edward McCarthy of the Archdiocese of Miami and served as a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church for 19 years.

He was assigned to three separate churches in the newly formed Diocese of Palm Beach, which are St. Luke’s Catholic Church for six years, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church for nine years, and Immaculate Parish for four years in West Palm Beach, Florida.

In 1999, Father Lou was ordained a priest at Holy Spirit Angelo-Catholic Church in Palm Springs, Florida and served in two separate Angelo-Catholic parishes.

Father Lou worked in law enforcement as a deputy, patrol detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, vice agent, detective lieutenant, patrol lieutenant, and captain of the Training Bureau with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (P.B.C.O.) in West Palm Beach.

Prior to joining the sheriff’s office, he was a police officer for four years with the Palm Beach Police Department. After his retirement with 30 years in law enforcement experiences, he became a public high school teacher at Lake Worth Community High School pioneering the Criminal Justice Academy.

His third career, after retiring from teaching, was serving as a Guardian ad Litem Advocate for abandoned, neglected and abused children working in the juvenile courts in Palm Beach.

Father Lou is married to Jane Lynch, and they have three children and two grandchildren.

Theological Training:

St. Vincent de Paul Major Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. Curriculum (fours years non-residential) Cannon Law; Church History; Liturgy; Morals, Sacraments; Scripture; Systematic and Pastoral Theology; Homiletics and Peace and Justice. 1975-1979.

Education:

A.A. Palm Beach Community College, 1970, Law Enforcement
B.A. Florida Atlantic University, 1974, Criminal Justice
M.A. Pepperdine University, 1978, human Resource Management
Ed. D. (Doctor of Education) Nova Southeastern University, 1993, Adult Education

Affiliation and Association:

License to officiate as a priest by The Most Reverend Walter H. Grundorf, D.D. Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Eastern United States. Currently Father Johnson is an Associate Priest at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican/Catholic Church in Delray Beach, Florida. Additionally, he is an evening adjunct professor at South University facilitating graduate courses in criminal justice ethics.

Healthcare Affiliations:

Volunteer priest at JFK Hospital and resident Hospice of Palm Beach County, Signature HealthCARE of Palm Beach, Coral Bay Health Care, and Consulate Health Care of West Palm Beach.