Apostle Sylvester Davis Johnson

B.S., M.Div., D.D., LL.D.

The Most Apostolic Primate



Apostle Sylvester Davis Johnson is an internationally known and much sought after preacher, teacher, singer, musician, and author. He is noted for his humility as a servant of the Lord. Recognized as having a call to nuture, train, and mentor spiritual sons, daughters, and pastors of new as well as established ministries, he has become the Apostolic covering of many. Apostle Johnson was listed as a member in the National Register's Who's Who in Executive and Professionals 2004-2005 Edition.

The Apostolic

Voice of Deliverance

He is a "life-member" and serve as the Senior Pastor of the Macedonia Worship Center True Vine Pentecostal Holiness Church of God, Incorporated located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the Most Apostolic Primate & Establishmentarian of the True Vine Churches of Deliverance International (TVCOD), and serves as the Jurisdictional Presiding Prelate of the Greater Memorial Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of TVCOD. Under his capable leadership, after succeeding his father, the local church has experienced tremendous growth. At the headquarters church, he oversees an Episcopal/Overseer Council and a Pastoral/Ministerial Coalition of Associate and Special Administrative Assistant Pastors, which are further supplemented by numerous "Total-Life" Enrichment Auxiliary Ministries.

​​Senior Pastor

Macedonia Worship Center

He has chaired and served on many boards of civic and religious organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions in the Winston-Salem Triad area and around the country.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1964 from North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina. He also holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Miller University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Because of his years of experience and exemplary service, the following degrees were conferred: Doctorate of Divinity Degree, Miller University; Doctorate of Living Letters, United Christian College, Brooklyn, New York.

Reared in the home of a Bishop, the late Bishop William Monroe Johnson and Mother Marie Davis Johnson, he recognized the church as his mainstay and was converted at the age of ten (10) years old. The following are highlights of the ministerial accomplishments of Apostle Johnson:

Received his call to the ministry in 1967
Ordained an Elder in 1969
Appointed to his first Pastoral assignment in 1970 (St Hope Temple TPVH, Martinsville, Virginia)
Appointed Senior Pastor of the Macedonia True Vine Pentecostal Holiness Church of God, Incorporated (currently the Macedonia Worship Center) after the death of his father in 1975
Consecrated to the Episcopal Office, October 1975
Elected Presiding Prelate of the True Vine Pentecostal Holiness Churches of God, Incorporated in 1975
Built a 2,000+ seating capacity, state of the art edifice (Johnson Memorial Sanctuary) in 1982
Purchased WSMX Radio Station 1500 AM in 1982
Establishmentarian, Presiding Prelate of the United Pentecostal Churches of Deliverance, Incorporated (UPCOD) in 1985
Establishmentarian, Presiding Prelate of the True Vine Churches of Deliverance International (TVCOD) in 1997
Confirmed to the Apostolic Office in 1997

As a prolific writer, he is the author of three books:
The Personality of Jesus Christ as Glorifying the Sovereignty of God
The Manifestation of the Holy Ghost Through Power
A Miracle Out of A Mess

He was united in ministry and marriage to the former Billie Janetta Mason on February 14, 2004 after experiencing 37 prosperous years of marital union with the late Gwendolyn Darnell McQueen Johnson.


God can take a messy situation and project it into a miracle. 

                                                                                                                                                              -A Miracle Out Of A Mess, publication

Apostle Sylvester Davis Johnson