1980s – part 1
The St. John family continued to grow with the new church facility and a number of new ministries, staff and activities were added or expanded throughout the late 1970s and the 1980s, including a Drama Ministry and a Children’s Church worship service just to name a few. A most significant addition to the St. John staff came in 1984 as Rev. Major L. Jemison came to Oklahoma City to serve as Assistant to the Pastor for Rev. Jackson before becoming Co-Pastor in 1988. This college educated and committed servant brought his own professionalism and a wealth of new ideas for ministry to the St. John church family. Under Pastor Jemison’s exceptional leadership, additional innovative ministries have been created or reactivated such as video and audio ministries, praise dancers, the Physical Fitness Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, Prayer and Visitation Ministry, Hospitality Committee, and the Social Services Commission.