Elder Nathaniel & First Lady Kennisha Green
Bishop Torrance W. Johnson
Torrance Wildner Johnson was a native of the State of Texas, County of Freestone and the town of Fairfield. He was born to the parentage of Mr. Joe Johnson and Mrs. Wordie Johnson McGee. He matriculated through the Fairfield Independent School District and Dallas Independent School District, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School with honors. Bishop Johnson attended Bishop College where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then attended Abilene Christian University where he received a Master of Science Degree. Bishop Johnson also was a licensed funeral director and mortician receiving a degree from Dallas Mortuary Science Institute. Bishop Johnson also attended the Interracial Baptist Institute led by Dr. D. Edwin Johnson.
After accepting Christ as his Lord and savior, under the leadership of Superintendent T. D. Daniels, and Bishop E. M. Paige, the young Torrance W. Johnson was “called to the ministry” and began to preach the Gospel. He was licensed and ordained as an elder in the Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop F. L. Hayes. His pastoral ministry was as follows: Sanger Church of God in Christ - Sanger, Texas
Gainesville Church of God in Christ - Gainesville, Texas
Friendly Church of God in Christ - Sherman, Texas
Grace Cathedral Church of God in Christ - Dallas, Texas
Under the leadership Bishop Frank Smith Jr., Bishop Johnson served the Third Jurisdiction in many capacities. Each step was a “Stepping Stone” planned by the God. In January 2001 Bishop Designee Torrance Johnson was elevated to the Bishopric as the Jurisdictional Bishop of Texas Northeast Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.
In 2003, Bishop Johnson was inducted into the Religious Hall of Fame for Elite news.Bishop Johnson served as secretary of the Texas Inter-Jurisdictional Council of Bishops from 2006 through 2007. In 2008, Bishop Johnson was elected to Chairman of Texas Inter-Jurisdictional Council of Bishops. After many years of faithful service to the ministry and his family, Bishop Johnson made heaven his home October 24, 2014. His legacy will continue to live on.