Presiding Bishop F. Josephus Johnson II, better known as Bishop Joey Johnson, is the Organizer and Senior Pastor of The House of the Lord in Akron, Ohio. Bishop Johnson is a renowned Bible Scholar, counselor, educator, conference speaker and workshop facilitator. His experience in leading one of the city’s largest churches for over thirty-five years has equipped him to impart wisdom for issues related to church growth. As a visionary, Bishop Johnson founded The Pastoral Mentoring Institute, where he utilizes his skills to train and mentor pastors and other church leaders. As a lover of The Holy Scriptures with keen intellectual curiosity and an insatiable appetite for reading, Bishop Johnson founded Emmanuel Christian Academy and Logos Bible Institute to present opportunities to children and adults to be educated and equipped in God’s Word. Bishop Johnson has authored four books: The Church: The Family of Families, God Is Greater Than Family Mess, The Eight Ministries of the Holy Spirit and The Eight Ministries of the Holy Spirit Study Guide. Bishop Johnson is married to Pastor Cathy Johnson.
On the basis of the biblical phrase, "visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and fourth generation," the author traces Family Mess or "generational bondage" in the family of Abraham to the fourth generation. As the father of Israel and of the Christian faith, Abraham provides an excellent example for us to examine his family mess in order to help us conquer our own.