Old Path Church of God in Christ
Our founders, Supt Harold Johnson, Sr. and Mother Mary Johnson, established Old Path Church of God in Christ on July 15, 1962, with approximately 25 other family members. Many great services took place at our 1840 Napa Street campus. God blessed Old Path to burn the mortgage just 5 years into ministry, in January 1967, with the late Bishop E.B. Stewart.
Supt. Harold & Mary Johnson
Old Path “Miracle Cathedral” Church of God in Christ
In 1985 Supt. Johnson, Sr desired to remodel the Napa Street sanctuary, however, God had another plan. After much prayer and hearing from God, in August 1988 Old Path started construction at 500 Arkansas Street (directly across from Napa Street). Supt Harold Johnson, Sr., Supt Eugene Reynolds (the master builder) and two men from the church, Deacon Michael Lewis and Elder Earl Lewis led the construction team and in July 1992 construction was complete. Upon entering into the new sanctuary, Supt Johnson, Sr, changed our name to Old Path “Miracle Cathedral” COGIC, because many miraculous acts occurred during those construction years. God blessed us to burn the mortgage on the second sanctuary on July 14, 2002 with Bishop Albert Galbraith. Supt. Harold Johnson, Sr. made his transition from labor to reward August 19, 2005, thereby passing the torch of the ministry to his son. Mother Mary Johnson peaceful rest occurred on December 18, 2011.
On October 6, 2005 Supt. Harold Johnson II was appointed pastor of Old Path “Miracle Cathedral” Church of God in Christ by Bishop Galbraith. Superintendent Harold Johnson II while faithfully serving his congregation has passionate about making an impact in his community and the kingdom of God. His mission simply stated is to:
Win the Lost
Love Our Community to Christ
In an effort to carry out this mission, Old Path has conducted many community outreach efforts which include: Super Soul Saturday, a city-wide evangelism effort, a Day of Giving, which is an annual church-wide initiative focusing on victims of domestic violence and displaced families. Supt. Johnson has also partnered with international missions and missionaries and is providing school supplies and clothing to schools and orphanages in Brazil.
Our Pastor and First Lady
Harold Johnson II