Williamsport- The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host the Reverend Charles (Chuck) Johnson and his wife Donna at the June Coffee Hour, Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 10am. The talk, free and open to the public, will be held in the Community Room of the museum.
Reverend and Mrs. Johnson have experienced many adventures in their lifetime, culminating in the publication of their book entitled Another Watchman which will be available on the day of the talk. Four days after the talk, June 12th, the Johnsons will celebrate their seventieth wedding anniversary… And it all began in the depths of winter on Lake Michigan. As Reverend Johnson recalls, “It was my favorite place to go in the dark and cold of the night to spend time inspiration gathering... It was on such a time I invited a lovely Freshman girl to join me on a cold night at Tunnel Park…” He continues “That summer… on a very pleasant sandy shore on a smaller lake in front of her parents’ log house, I asked her to marry me. On June 12, 1953, it happened. We were married in a little Methodist Church in Lake City, Michigan.”
After his attendance at Western Theological Seminary, Reverend Johnson was ordained in Meserve, Iowa, followed by calls to Grayhawk, Kentucky, and Gladstone and Harington Park, New Jersey. “Toward the end of those 19 years of service, I received a phone call requesting me to go to the Sultanate of Oman. That became the platform for many points of ministry. Bahrain became a short term of service.” He continued his ministry at Trinity United Methodist in Jersey Shore, First United Methodist in Williamsport, and Oval United Methodist Churches. It was the encouragement of a member of the Community Church that prompted him to begin writing about their many and varied experiences. With the assistance of their granddaughter Kristin Vincenzes, Another Watchman was published. The book will be available on the day of the Coffee Hour. It is also available at Otto’s Bookstore and through Amazon.
The Coffee Hour is one of fourteen lectures hosted by the museum. The lecture series is sponsored by Van Campen Motor Company. The museum is located at 858 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. Parking is available behind the museum or on the street.For further information about the museum, please call 570.326.3326.