(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Commissioner Jean Monestime will host a street naming ceremony in honor of Pastor Carl Johnson of the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church in District 2 on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10 a.m. Members of the community are invited to join the commissioner as he unveils “Pastor Dr. Carl Johnson Street” at the intersection of NW 93rd Street and 23rd Avenue.
Pastor Carl Johnson is a Miami native born in 1960. In the late 1960s, he joined 93rd Street Community Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend Alonzo Anderson. At the age of seven, he had begun to take part in the church activities. After serving in the U.S. Army and later working many years in the U.S. Postal Service, Johnson decided to study theology from the Jackson Theological Seminary.
In 1987, he became part of the ministry at the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church, appointed as youth minister and Assistant to the Pastor. After the passing of Reverend Anderson, he became interim Pastor until he was officially installed as Pastor in 1993. Under his leadership, the church has grown from 200 to 4,500 members. The old sanctuary was renovated in 1986, and the church purchased numerous properties in the surrounding area. In December 2007, the church moved to a beautiful brand new cathedral of approximately 1500 seating capacity which includes administrative offices, bookstore and a chaplain. Due to the growth of the church, many more ministries have been added.
For more information, please contact Commissioner Monestime’s office at 305-694-2779.