Elder William I. Johnson

Elder William Johnson is a native of Pittsburgh.  His roots are near and dear to the East Hills community where Petra is located.  As a child, he grew up just minutes away from the former Zayres Department Store, now home to Petra International Ministries.  His mother purchased his 5th-grade graduation outfit from the store. Little did they know that 30 years later he would be ordained as an Elder and commissioned to walk out his calling in the same building!

Elder Will’s father named him William Isaiah, which speaks to his calling to stand on the wall as an intercessor and prophet of the Lord.  He is called to the nations.  Through spiritual insights, spoken and written word, Elder Will’s passion is to uplift those who are broken and help reveal purpose in the lives of others.

Elder Will did his undergraduate studies at Morgan State University and graduate studies at Duquesne University.  He has worked as an IT professional for nearly 20 years. 

Elder Will enjoys long distance running and has completed 9 full marathons and still counting!

He is married to his beautiful wife, Maisha, and they have a gifted and beautiful daughter, Cali.

Elder Will serves as covering for Petra’s Altar & Deliverance Ministry and the Young Adult Ministry.


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