Who is Bishop Danny Johnson?
Danny Johnson was healed of blindness at age 7, and about 10 years later was filled with the Holy Spirit and began preaching. The following day he lead over 40 of his friends to Jesus. Dan says if you have enough Jesus to be saved, you have enough Jesus to save the world. (Reported by Dr. David E. Fischer, Living Water Christian Fellowship, Pasadena, California)
Louisiana native and founder of Heart of Fire Ministries, Bishop Dan Johnson has traveled as a national and international speaker, for over 30 years and has five children. Over the past 16 years Bishop Johnson has set up City Wide Evangelistic Tent Crusades, and seeded many churches. Working with Pastors and local churches together in large inner cities. These explosive meetings are effective with teens, gangs and people of diverse backgrounds. Many healing’s and miracles take place. The local churches learn outreach, get empowered and the city is never the same.
Heart of Fire Ministries, founded in 1977, is first and foremost committed to be an agency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19,20; Mark 16:15,16).
About Us ...
In 1995, after six years living and working out of the
West Coast, Bishop Johnson returned to Kentucky to build
Heart of Fire Church Headquarters with his wife Rebecca.
As a Co-Pastor Rebecca works with her husband in every
facet of the Church & Evangelistic Ministry. They
have been married over twenty five years and have four
children, Boaz, Danielle, Judah, and Sarah.
Heart of Fire Ministries is a part of a covenant with Dr. Paramanandam of Calvary Baptist Churches in India. Bishop Johnson has committed to work with this great man of God to build 1000 plus churches and to teach and train Ministers in this predominately Hindu country. Ground was broke in 1999 for the first two of many Heart of Fire Churches in India.
The childcare worked with the Ronald Mc Donald house and other agencies to employ unwed teenage mothers and other struggling single parents.
In April 2000, after a prayer gathering protesting a national Ku Klux Klan rally on the courthouse steps, and many harassing phone calls, Heart of Fire Church, Child Care, & Christian Academy was burned down. It was a total loss of all contents, nothing was salvaged. At this time the perpetrator of the crime is still unknown.
in restoring what was lost and to rebuild. We have leased property to maintain weekly services and outreach. Since the loss of the facility that housed all the ministries of the church, we have remained faithful to reach the youth by working & sponsoring youth activities such as baseball, football and many other events.
In the last few years new doors have opened to teach and preach the Gospel. Opportunities to minister the Gospel of the Kingdom, to every tribe and nation, beyond the normal church walls. The hearts of many spiritually hungry people are open to hear of a loving and forgiving God. (1Tim 2:5-8)
Since the new Metro Louisville went into effect we modernized our name.
Heart of Fire Church is now Heart of Fire Church. Heart of Fire Church purchased (a Lease Option) the former Church of God building next door to the original foundation of their church. The congregation has cleaned up and restored the vacant church building and facilities. Weekly meetings, Youth events, and Outreach Evangelism, Fellowship, keep the facility in use daily. The church now eagerly waits to refinance and build a youth and families Community Center.
July 2001 Bishop Johnson traveled with several ministers as they reached out to Korea. Promoting unity between North and South Korea. Families torn and living in separate nations since the war, were encouraged to rebuild their nation in unity.
Once again , in August 2001 Bishop Johnson led several churches in reaching out to the worst crime centered park in Louisville, Central Park. Many churches and community Leaders from all walks of faith shared in this out door tent meeting. Reaching citizens riddled with fear and the gang members them selves. This strong show of faith and unity is still causing a positive effect in the community. Bishop Johnson continues to promote unity in the inner cities of America.
On April 15, 2001, Bishop Johnson was presented with The Washington Times Foundation’s " National Service Award" for his selfless efforts in promoting racial harmony, bringing unity to our nations families and communities.
May 2001, Bishop Johnson and his wife Rebecca received the "Parents of the Year", award for the state of Kentucky. In recognition of the President Bush’s "Parents Day Proclamation". He was asked to open in prayer at this great event in Washington, just before the keynote speaker Senator Robert Dole.
On September 11, 2001 Bishop Johnson was in New York. Arriving in the pre-dawn hours, he checked into the New Yorker Hotel. Later that morning he viewed the events taking place a mile away, from his hotel. He found himself that day and evening at " Ground Zero " working with Police, Fire Fighters and other workers. Prayer, last rites and encouraging others that worked in the Morgue, continued for the first two weeks of the tragedy.
On the anniversary, Bishop Johnson participated in the 9-11 Remembrance Services, in New York City. It was a privilege being at the World Trade Center Memorial, with the families, rescue workers, and President George W. Bush.
At this time he met with the President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice, they all wanted prayer. After praying with President Bush he spent nearly three hours with he, the First Lady and staff.
On September 20, 2002, Bishop Johnson was a part of a Convocation of International Religious and World Leaders at the United Nations. There were 219 participants from 75 nations. This being his second invitation in two years. Many opportunities were given to speak and pray.
Louisiana native and founder of Heart of Fire Ministries, Bishop Dan Johnson has traveled as a national and international speaker, for over 30 years.
He has spoken extensively across our nation in middle and high schools for "Say No To Drugs" & "Stop the Violence" Crusades.
In 1986 he founded the "Gift-A-Child" program in Louisville, KY, providing toys and other needed items at Christmas to needy children. The first year over 8,000 children received a toy and a Bible. This became a catalyst to launch such city programs throughout the nation.
In 1988 he sponsored a major outdoor concert event "Jesus in Theater Square".
Working with local churches, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and many other Suicide & Teen Prevention Organizations. Held on Fourth Street in the inner city of Louisville, several presidential candidates made appearances. This received international media attention on radio, television, newspaper and magazine publications.
In 1990 he traveled with the International Worship Symposium to Columbia holding services in several large Soccer Coliseums, and Auditoriums. It was at one of these such meetings that the state bank presidents wife, a dead woman was brought to be blessed. Bishop Johnson prayed, laid hands on the woman and she was raised from the dead. This was the second time this type of miracle had happened, first was in San Diego, CA in 1989.
In 1992 under the previous Bush Administration, Bishop Johnson worked as a part of the Peace Keeping Force in Los Angeles. During the L.A. Riots, he set up "safe zones" preaching in the most violent areas. President Bush met with Bishop Johnson and he was honored as "One of the Fifty Leading Pastors" in the U.S.
Over the past 16 years Bishop Johnson has set up City Wide Evangelistic Tent Crusades, and seeded many churches. Working with Pastors and local churches together in large inner cities. These explosive meetings are effective with teens, gangs and people of diverse backgrounds. Many healing’s and miracles take place. The local churches learn outreach, get empowered and the city is never the same.
In September of 1997, Bishop Johnson spearheaded "The Seven Day War". Targeting gang violence, in Louisville KY. The week of Tent meetings, were held in an inner city park formerly known as "Murder Park". Gun shots riddled the background the first few nights, as churches met on gang territory. Many gang members came, received Christ and were Baptized. The rehabilitated are now working with local churches, and are employed providing for their families.
God is moving on this great Nation of America, and the World. He is bringing all people together, of every race and nation under the Lord Jesus Christ. More than ever Bishop Johnson is committed to Evangelistic Outreach, Apostolic Ministry to promote healing and racial unity in this Great Nation and the World.
Bishop Dan Johnson