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Robert J Johansson — Saturday Memorial service for the pastor with grit

12:00 – 2:00 pm Greet the family at Evangel Church, 39-20 27th Street, Long Island City, Queens. 2:00 pm, Memorial Service

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Reverend Johansson introducing evangelist Billy Graham at Flushing Meadow Park, Queens on June 26, 2005. Photo: Tony Carnes/A Journey through NYC religions

Reverend Johansson introducing evangelist Billy Graham at Flushing Meadow Park, Queens on June 26, 2005. Photo: Tony Carnes/A Journey through NYC religions

 

After a long struggle with cancer, Reverend Doctor Robert J. Johansson passed away on Wednesday evening, October 19th. For 40 days and 40 nights, his church announced, Johansson “fought to the very end and considered it a privilege to share in the sufferings of Christ.” Then, his struggle ceased as “he very peacefully passed over into the Promised Land last night.”

Johansson was one of the most important senior leaders among New York City evangelicals. His Evangel Church seats 1700 congregants. The Evangel Christian School is well-respected for the pre-K to 12th Grade education that it gives to about 500 students. The affiliated New York School of Urban Ministry shepherds thousands of missionaries and students each year through New York City. He had the grit to come to city at its worst, succeed, and do good.

Journey has received a confirmation of the extent of the public esteem of Johansson. Within a few days, Journey received over 91,000 viewers of his obituary.

Click on his photo above to read about his life and wisdom.

To ensure the church has enough seating and refreshments for everyone; it is asking everyone to register.

This is a registration to help the church with planning, there will not be any reserved seating.

No tickets will be required at the door.
Click on "Register" to register.

The service will be live streamed for those who cannot attend - www.evcnyc.org/watch

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