Dr. William T. Johnson

Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson is the pastor of the Historical Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church in Summerton, South Carolina and has been for the past thirty-four (34) years. He is the son of James and Eva Johnson. Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson is a native of Sumter, South Carolina, where he attended and graduated in 1977 from Hillcrest High School in Dalzell, South Carolina. He continued his education at Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theology in 1995. In 2001, he was awarded an Honorary Doctrine of Humanity Degree from the Carolina Theological Bible Institute for dedicated and devoted services to the state and surrounding communities.

 

In January 1979, he was called into the Gospel Ministry and preached his first sermon on February 25, 1979. In September of that same year, he was ordained by the Sumter Baptist Missionary and Education Association, making him the first teenager to go before this board. In 1981, Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson served as Assistant Pastor of Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter, South Carolina before being called to be the Senior Pastor of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church in Summerton, South Carolina in September 1982.

 

Through his lifetime, he has served in various offices and organizations. Some are as follow:

 

  • Past Vice Moderator and Moderator of the Sumter Baptist Missionary and Education Association

  • Past Historian of the State Baptist Education and Missionary Convention of South Carolina

  • Past President of the Sumter Baptist Church School Congress of Christian Education for 10 years

  • Past Assistant Supervisor of the Usher Convention for Sumter Baptist Missionary and Education Assoc.

  • Past Moderator and Vice Moderator of the South Jordan Union

  • Past President of the Summerton Minister's Alliance

  • Past Treasurer of the State Baptist Convention

 

Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson presently serves as:

  • Pastor of Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church for thirty-four (34) years

  • Member of the South Carolina Baptist Convention

  • Member of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

  • Member of the NAACP, Clarendon Branch

  • Member of the Prince Hall Masons, Gum Spring Lodge #458

 

He has numerous awards, which include:

  • 1983 S. C. House of Representatives recognized him for outstanding services rendered to the Summerton Community.

  • 1985 Recognized as "Oustanding Young Man of America"

  • 1995 & 2007 South Carolina State Senate

  • 1995 Clarendon County Council

  • 1995 Town of Summerton Council

  • 1995 Certificate of Appreciation, City of Manning, South Carolina

  • 2002 Recognition from Representative Jim Clyburn for 20 years of dedicated service

  • 2012 Awarded Key to the Town of Summerton

 

Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson was united in holy matrimony to the former Ms. Karen Smalls. From this union, they have two daughters, Monica, and Terri Johnson, two grandchildren, Ariannah and Amaury Johnson. But most of all, he is a Christian and a Gospel Preacher.

 

Reverend Dr. William T. Johnson's motto is, "DO THE RIGHT THING!"