The Reverend Kanice D. Johns has been in ministry for 27 years. Pastor Johns has held the position of Pastor for 24 of those years. She is currently the Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church in Norristown, PA, which is her 3rd pastoral charge. Through her relationship with God, Mount Zion continues to grow spiritually.
Under the leadership of Reverend Johns, Mt. Zion has paid off two mortgages, birthed over (10) new ministries, served over 5,000 persons with coats, 2,000 students with school supplies, and is currently the home for over 200 young persons who participate in the Upward Christian Basketball league, which is sponsored by Mount Zion.
Pastor Johns believes in the whole Bible, including the manifestation of the Holy Spirit as described in Acts Chapter 2. She is noted for "changing the atmosphere" of Mt. Zion to one of pure worship. Rev. Johns has facilitated numerous workshops on the works of the Holy Spirit throughout the 1st district of the A.M.E. Church. Rev. Johns is the mother-in-ministry to 16 persons, most of which serve the A.M.E. Church.
Rev. Johns is the wife of Brother Timothy Johns and mother of five children: Mark, Genice, Kara, Joy, and Faith – plus her son-in-law, John. She is the very proud grandmother of four. One granddaughter Juliana and three adorable grandsons, Christian and Caleb Joshua, and Jerimiah Timothy. She is also the daughter of Rev. Dr. LeRoy Attles and the late Dr. Henrietta Attles who is Pastor Emeritus of St. Paul A.M.E. in Cambridge, MA.
Rev. Johns received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Morgan State University, her Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University, and her Master's of Divinity Degree from Harvard University.
She loves God and her family. She is honored every day to serve as a pastor in God’s vineyard. Rev. Johns has been blessed throughout her entire life by the Almighty God. As an example for Christ, she shares those blessings with others. Rev. Johns believes in preaching God's Word, teaching God's Word, and reaching out to God's people in an effort to give God the glory. For she knows as Romans 8:28 records, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."