Wednesday Holy Week Speaker

Frankye Johnson

A native of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Frankye is a proud member of the Manual Training High School Class of 1965. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Tulsa and spent over a decade in health care administration in Oklahoma City. She received her Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 1996. She was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1997. She served churches in OKC, Norman, Ardmore, and Lawton before becoming a District Superintendent.
 
She is the first and only African-American female to serve the United Methodist Church in Oklahoma as a District Superintendent, appointed to this position by the Bishop in 2006 and serving for eight years in that role until her retirement on June 1, 2014. Her last three years on the cabinet, she was elected Dean of the Cabinet by her peers. Since retirement, she has continued to serve the church through interim assignments, visiting preaching engagements, and serving on the Board of Ministry Conference Relations Committee.
 
Her primary role since 2015 has been the live-in caregiver of her son, Allan, who was suddenly and globally stricken with an anoxic brain injury. She counts it a privilege to serve him using her first career knowledge and skills, as she and her family wait on God. More than anything, she desires that others see and experience the Risen Christ through the witness of her life and the testimony of her preaching, teaching, and seeking to be wholly devoted to the LORD Jesus Christ! Grateful for every opportunity.