Saint Paul AME Church Celebrates Sons of Allen
On Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate the Sons of Allen. The Sons of Allen is an organization that was established in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1984 with the purpose of fostering closer relationships between men of the church, to equip men for meaningful service, to reach unchurched men and to serve as positive role models for young men. The speaker for this celebration will be a well-known community activist in Vidalia, Wilson Johnson. Johnson is currently the Chaplain for the international Sons of Allen, which numbers over 100,000 members. Wilson Johnson has also served in numerous positions in the Sons of Allen in the state of Georgia, including local church president, area district director, and for 13 years he was appointed as the Director for Sons of Allen for the entire state of Georgia. Johnson has been recognized twice as a living legend for his work with the Sons of Allen.
Johnson, a native of Vidalia, has been very active in secular affairs in Vidalia and surrounding area. He is the founder of a the Concerned Citizens Coalition of Vidalia, served as a Commissioner on the Vidalia Board Housing Authority, Commissioner on the Concerted Services Board, and has hosted numerous radio shows during the years.
Johnson is also known for the countless persons he has helped throughout his Community Project Hope, Inc., of which he is founder and CEO. Through this project, he has been instrumental in changing the lives of first time offenders with partnerships with the courts and local churches.
He is married to Lorance Smith Johnson. He is a father, a grandfather and greatgrandfather.
The Sunday service may be viewed on Saint Paul AME Church Facebook live at 10:00 a.m. and by calling 606-313-6000, Access code 812875.