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Apostle Dr. Charley Levern Johnson Sr.

Founder/ Senior Pastor Emeritus

Apostle Dr. Charley Levern Johnson, Sr. is Founder/Pastor Emeritus of Tabernacle Worship Center, located in Darlington, South Carolina. On August 25, 2020, Apostle Dr. Charley Levern Johnson, Sr., retired after 52 years as the Senior Pastor. However, he now serves as Pastoral Counselor and serves at his leisure. He believes the measure of his success in ministry is accredited to his love for people and his hands-on ministry style.  His longevity in ministry is attributed not to anything he’s accomplished, but to those he has served and continues to serve.


As a pastor in the City of Darlington for 52 years, he consistently dedicated himself as a Servant of God to the religious, educational, and humanitarian welfare of the Darlington community, and to all mankind. He served as President of Darlington County NAACP. He served in the army for 8 years and Law Enforcement for 18 years. 


As a Man of God, he preached an authentic, transforming, and deliverance gospel. Like a balm in Gilead, his message was the antidote for broken lives and wounded spirits. Endowed with a ministry that is evidenced by signs, miracles and wonders, souls are saved, delivered and set free by the power of God in each service. His ministry transcended ethnic barriers and reached people from all walks of life. The hallmark of his ministry was the laying on of hands for the receiving of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.


Apostle Johnson Sr. is the Founder and Presiding Prelate/Chief Apostle of the Omega True Vine Pentecostal Holiness Churches of God, Inc. Also, he is the founder of the Omega True Vine Pentecostal Holiness Church in Atlanta, GA. He served as President and Vice President of the Second Sunday Fellowship Association where he was known as the “Son of the Fellowship”, and the Vice President of Darlington Ministerial Alliance.


A passionate scholar and lifelong learner, Apostle Johnson, Sr. earned a Bachelor’s of Theology  Degree and received Honorary Doctoral Degree from Cathedral Bible College.  He has also received advanced training in Waste Water Management and from the Criminal Justice Academy.

Apostle Johnson, Sr., sees his greatest accomplishment after 52 years of Pastoring, is the people – not the buildings.  “It is a blessing to see those you’ve mentored play integral parts in ministry at the church and across the nation,” Being a people’s person, you learn how to treat people, love people and care for people.  And, that gives you a Shepherd’s heart.”  His perpetual journey has crafted a lifetime filled with respect and adoration across the nation, as well as, unimaginable blessings and irreplaceable experiences.  He is comfortable in his salvation and confident in a risen Savior, absolute, with no equivocations. His obedient spirit and total reliance on the Holy Spirit have afforded him the opportunity of preaching, teaching, and ministering for over 52 years.


Apostle Johnson, Sr. is married to the former Lorene “Honey” Gattison for 60 years. He is the father of 5 children(2 deceased), 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 1 deceased grandchild.

Evangelist Lorene Gattison Johnson

Shepherd Mother

Lorene “Honey” Gattison Johnson was born on December 31, 1945, to the late
Leroy “Bo” and Eva Mae “Scooty” Gattison. She has 13 brothers and sisters of which 7 are deceased. She met the love of her life at the age of 15 and they got married when she was 16 years old. First Lady Johnson has 5 children(2 deceased), 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 deceased grandchild. She has been married to Apostle Dr. Charley Johnson for 60 years. She is an ordained
Elder. She has graciously served Tabernacle for 52 years as First Lady. She has also served as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, on the Missionary Circle and Kitchen Committee. One of her favorite songs she loves to sing is Better Days Are Coming. TWC Church family has given her the name of “Our Strong Tower”.

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