Executive Administrator & International Bishop
Bishop Emmett Johnson is a native of Augusta, Ga. He served twenty-seven years in the United States Armed Forces and is the Education Director for SafetyNet Academy in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a corporate organizational leader and conducts ministry around the world with a passion for leading people to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
After being a part of a very prominent and growing congregation, Fresh Anointing House of Worship (Montgomery, AL), his pastor, Bishop Kyle Searcy, released him to fulfill the mandate for ministry deposited in his spirit by God from his years of faithful service. He immediately began working to make full proof of the apostolic mantle God placed on his life.
In 2004, Pastor Johnson Founded and is the current Pastor of Gateway Ministries, a non-profit organization and church located in Millbrook, AL. He believes that if there is a biblical foundation, a sound plan, it will produce a structure of faith that if full of potential and power. A place where hope is inspired and promise is revealed in the hearts and minds of dedicated believers’. Additionally, it’s a place where the people and community grow together. As his tent stakes were strengthened he began to expand into different territories to duplicate what God had given him for ministry globally. To this end, a partnership with Anointed Remnant International Ministries commenced. With the support of Bishop Willie Bradley, they’ve begun to establish global partnerships with men and women of faith without a covering to take the message of the kingdom to the world.
Bishop Elect Johnson is recognized by many as a voice that reverberates across pulpits and through airways with a charismatic flair to touch, change, and challenge the Body of Christ to victory. He extends his support to those in need and has a heart of compassion for the hurting with a message of empowerment to the oppressed.
Beyond the pulpit, he is known as an in-season apostolic preacher that is reachable and teachable. He is an infectious leader, visionary, proactive thinker, and entrepreneur. He serves and leads a plethora community, civic and church organizations. He has countless years of in ministry various positions and continues to be the of voice of innovation, inspiration, and influence in Christendom to many both far and near. He holds degrees from Ashford University, Faulkner University, Excelsior University, and The Community College of the Air Force.
He is a father of four with wife of thirty-eight years, Deborah Johnson. Bishop Elect Emmett Johnson credits a praying wife, his upbringing and God’s grace and mercy as the source of his perseverance and endurance.
Bishop Elect Joseph L. Banks
Pastor Joseph L. Banks was called into the ministry in 1995. He was ordained and licensed the following year. After working with youth groups, prison ministries, cell groups, and inner-city street ministries, Pastor Banks was led to quit his job of over 13 years at United Parcel Service (UPS), to pursue his heavenly vision and began to carry out the call which God had placed on his life.
A Southern University (Baton Rouge) graduate in Secondary Education, and a Bachelor degree in Christian Theology, as well as a Master degree in Theology and presently pursuing a Doctoral degree all from Life Christian University in Tampa, Fl., Pastor Banks has equipped himself for the work God has called him to.
In 2001, Pastor Banks made a leap of faith by moving to Lake Charles, La., and planting Living Word Christian Center, which is one of the fastest growing churches in Southwest Louisiana. The ministry is also a strong supporter of foreign missions as well as inner-city missions. In 2004, he began a fully-accredited extension bible college Life Christian University. Because of the strong apostolic anointing on Pastor Banks life, in 2004 Living Word Christian Center (South Africa) was planted. Pastor Banks is also overseeing churches in South Africa, Mexico, Ghana, West Africa and in the United States. Also, during the year 2004 Pastors Joseph Banks began the Word Ministerial Alliance (WMA) to provide mentorship and covering men and women of God, that have discovered their five fold ministry call with evidence of the power and the gifts of God supporting their call.
Pastor Banks travels throughout America and internationally to preach and teach the gospel. He is a visionary that wants to bring about a positive change in and out of the local church. He walks by faith and his motto is: “Praise produces faith, and faith produces miracles, and miracles glorify God.”
Prophetess Norma Chism is the founder of Latter Rain International Ministries. She believes every person deserves to have their basic needs met. However, there are many villages and areas all around the globe that have little or no access to something as basic as clean water supply. Prophetess Chism and Latter Rain International Ministries seeks to carry out the Great Commission of teaching and preaching the gospel and to meet the basic need of mankind: food, clothes and clean drinking water. Conversely, Prophetess Chism provides women throughout the country with tools to enhance life personally, professionally and spiritually through her Women's Leadership & Empowerment Day (WLED).
Latter Rain International Ministries is a 501c3 Christian organization dedicated to serving others. Our main focus is to spread the Gospel and provide basic necessities to those in need. We believe the true testament of our Christianity is to show the love of Christ meeting physical and spiritual needs of others. Our mission is to create hearts of unity and maximize efforts as we experience Christ centered results.
We currently conduct ministry in Sri Lanka, and have successfully provided clean drinking water to a large community, distributing over 10,000 meals and dispersing approximately 400 pounds of clothes. We have preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 20 cities and witnessed the healing, deliverance and salvation of many. Latter Rain International Ministries started its operational services and support to Sri Lanka in June 2014, currently serving an area of less than 5% Christian. We have discovered that there is much to do and our goal is to educate the world about the areas that are in great need of our assistance. The ministry has been graced with a variety of partners from different areas of our community. Thus, our goal is to share our bounty with those whose survival depends on it. We believe in helping those areas that are not blessed with the many basic things in life. Our work and resources primarily go to Sri Lanka because there is an undeniable need for God's word to reach this unchartered area, which experience an extreme lack of resources.