Kimberlee Johnson

Kimberlee JohnsonChair, Urban Studies Department
Concentration Coordinator, Youth Development Concentration
Director, Center for Urban Youth Development
Phone: 215-769-3128
Fax: 215-848-2651


D.Min.., Westminster Theological Seminary
M.Div. (Counseling), Biblical Theological Seminary
B.A., St. Joseph’s University
Post-doctoral coursework in sociology at Temple University
At Eastern University since 1997


She serves at the Tasker Street Missionary Baptist Church in Philadelphia as a Minister and is founder of the Fellowship of Women Clergy. Her memberships include:

American Society of Missiology
The Overbrook Park Civic Association
The Association of Youth Ministry Educators
CCDA (Christian Community Development Association)
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice
PHENND (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development)

She serves on the Board of Directors at Bridge of Hope National, whose mission is to empower homeless and at-risk mothers. She is a contributor to PRISM Magazine. She is also in the process of developing JAM (Justice and Me), an organization educating about and advocating for juvenile justice.

Over the years Dr. Johnson has served the community, church, and world in numerous capacities, including: City of Philadelphia crisis intervention worker for youth, crisis pregnancy counselor for women & teens, educator, conference and retreat speaker, leadership developer, service learning & campus ministry coordinator, mentor, and developer of ministries. She has a particular love for the arts of drama and dance, and has engaged in individual ministry and urban youth ministry through these means. After being delivered from a cult in her college days, she became committed to living and sharing God’s Word and God’s love with others. She has always had a heart for service and missions and has engaged in short-term missions work in many countries, including Kenya, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. She has trained both college and high school students as mission team leaders and has conducted numerous missions fundraising workshops using her workbook, A How-to Guide for Support Raising. In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys cooking for others, watching the Food Network, and traveling.

Courses Taught

Urban Issues in a Global Context, Theological Foundations for Urban Youth Ministry, Advancing Youth Development, Leadership Practicum in Youth Development

Research Interests

Sexual activity among Christian youth, injustices in the juvenile justice system

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