Tallahassee Bishop Helps Those Down on Their Luck

By: Lee Gordon Email
By: Lee Gordon Email

It would be hard to find a man that gives more than Bishop Keith Johnson. He gives to people he knows and to those he doesn't. He says even his kids give away their allowance to strangers. And this small gesture of kindness helps those down on their luck with food, shelter, and friendship.

No one serves up soul food quite like Bishop Johnson. For the past 11 years, he's been baking chicken, serving up collared greens, and giving out more food than any one person could possibly eat. His restaurant called Bishop's Cafe, it's a stones throw away from the Shelter in Tallahassee, the home of some of his best customers. They may not pay for the food, but it's not about the money.

"We feed a lot of people everyday, homeless people come in and we let them eat for free."

"I left my staff know, anytime anybody from across the street comes in and wants food to eat, feed em."

For Timothy Aldridge, the restaurant is an escape, even if its just once a week. The Miami native lives at the Shelter and stumbled in to Bishop's about a month ago looking for work. To no surprise, Bishop Johnson hired him and fed him on the spot.

"It's nice. He's good."

Same with Jacqueline Jenkins. A year ago, she was down and out, on drugs, and headed down the wrong path. But Bishop Johnson stepped in and today, Jacqueline is clean and sober.

"He's a leader that cares about his sheep. When one of us don't come to church, he goes looking and calls for us. If we're hungry, like my house caught on fire, he makes sure I had everything I need."

But what does Bishop Johnson need? He's a pastor, a restaurant owner, a husband, and father of two. Ask him for a dollar, he'll give you ten. But try to return the favor, and he's not having it.

"I thank God for him because he doesn't turn his back on anybody who's homeless or whatnot
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  • by Da truth Location: fl on May 23, 2012 at 08:15 AM
    No comment.may god recompense him for all the hurt and pain he has caused many.
  • by blessed Location: madison on Mar 11, 2010 at 06:51 AM
    bishop ran a revival in madison a while back i wish he would come back his revival was awesome
  • by LADY J Location: TALLAHASSEE on Oct 9, 2009 at 11:50 AM
    I HAVE KNOWN BISHOP AND FIRST LADY JOHNSON SINCE THEY CAME TO TALLAHASSEE AND THEY HAVE BEEN A BLESSING TO MANY PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES.I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING GOD TO USE YOU IN SUCH A POSITIVE WAY TO BLESS OTHERS AND TO GIVE YOUR LAST TO HELP FAMILIES AND FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO. MY FAMILY LOVES AND APPRECIATES YOU AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO HOLD YOU UP AND PRAY FOR THE HATERS
  • by Sharon Location: Aldridge on Oct 7, 2009 at 07:02 PM
    I am from Miama Fl. and I've met Bishop one day when I visited with my sister I'm from Miami FL. AND I've met Bishop one day visiting with my sister(Deloris Smith)and family,and from visiting that short time God showed me that he is a true man of God.I knew God was gonna take him higher....GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU BISHOP AND FIRST LADY AND TAKING YOU EVEN HIGHER,BECAUSE JESUS IS ON THE MAIN LINE AND I KNOW YOU HAVE TOLD HIM WHAT YOU WANT..KEEP THE FAITH!!!!!!!
  • by Peace Maker Location: Tallahassee on Oct 5, 2009 at 04:41 PM
    Ok, that's enough!!! This person has saw that he offended some people and he apologized. Why are you still attacking them? You want to give them a piece of your mind, come on!! You are Godly people right? To "Oh really" I say just pray. Pray and ask God to help you forgive the Bishop for whatever happened to you. We all make mistakes. None of us are perfect. NONE OF US!!! I'm not going to attack you like most of the people are on here but I am going to pray that you find forgiveness. It's obvious that you were hurt by him and why people find that so hard to believe I don't know but you still should just pray instead of commenting like you did. This is his time to show how he loves and cares for people, so let him. To Bishop and First Lady I say, keep up the good work!!! We need more people like you out there!! To "Oh really", keep your head up and keep pushing forward in Jesus name.
  • by Jeffrey and Felicia Williams Location: Valdosta, GA on Oct 5, 2009 at 10:06 AM
    Bishop and First Lady, Be encouraged! Do not worry about the haters! You are blessed and there is nothing that they can do about it. My wife and I love you both! My wife has made comments already and I agree with her by saying to the haters that post negative comments, SHOW YOUR FULL NAME SO THAT WE CAN PRAY FOR YOU!
  • by First Lady Oliver Location: Florida on Oct 4, 2009 at 01:48 PM
    Iagree PastorO! Since I met Bishop&first lady he admit he has a past,(WHO DONT) but he does not live in it thats DA purpose of WALKING IN DELIVERANCE. & 2 this "oh really" person I really wish i knew who u were so i could personally gve u a piece of mymind. Wat about ur dirt, whos name have u drug thru the mud, whos ditch have u dug 4 Dem 2 fall in? I hope u made one 4 urself cause thats where u'll end up talking about real men & women of God! i cant stand people always bringing up folks past & fail 2 mention theirs.If u feel lke BISHOP talked bout u after he gave u money(Its just guilt) maybe u should give bak wat u owe! ill B honest id have a prblem wit sum1 borrowin a lot of money frm me & they not keep their word. da bible say, "owe no man." Maybe u miss Dat part of da bible!It also said, "touch not mine anointed & do my prophet no harm!" Oh,sorry i guess u missed dat2.I WANT DA DEVIL 2 KNOW MESSIN WIT DA GREATER WoRKERS u DONE MET YO MATCH CAUSE WE STILL STANDIN ON VICTORY SIDE!!
  • by Pastor LeCedric Oliver Location: Florida on Oct 3, 2009 at 06:10 PM
    God Bless You and your ministries Bishop Keith And First Lady A. Johnson! There is none like you! But to those who havent growed up yet and still running your mouth. try to bring down my leader. the Bible says touch not my anointing and do my prohet no harm! a curse will fall on you and you just might drop dead in the twinkling of an eye! Before you talk about anyone remember you have a past and apparently your still living in it because your ignorant and childish!Be delivered soon or you just might get a suprise soon!!!!!You better cover yourself and go to the man of God personally before the raft of God fall upon you quickly.And this negativity better not be coming from a GREATER WORKER EITHER! I Love YOu Bishop and Firstlady! YOUR THE BEST LEADERS IN TALLAHASSEE THAT IS LIVING PROSPEROUS! How many bishops or leaders period give the way you do? FRET NOT URSELF BC OF EVIL DOERS FOR THEY SHALL SOON BE CUT DOWN AS WITHERED GRASS!so 2 all the witch crafters and rootworkers,it wont work!
  • by Denise Location: Tallahassee on Oct 3, 2009 at 05:57 PM
    Bishop Keith Johnson is a great Man of God, I can say this from personal experience. I've been with the ministry for about five years and I have known nothing but compassion, love and patience from both him and his wife. The way they have helped not just me but others in their giving of money, time and wisdom. The way they look past who you are and where you are and they see what you will be. They are truely blessed individuals that share their blessings with everyone. I can go on and on about how they have personally been a blessing to me since I've been here in Tallahasse. I SERIOUSLY DARE SOMEONE TO SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING TO SAY! God will continue to bless and hold them up! Be encouraged Bishop and First Lady Johnson.
  • by keeundrea johnson Location: tallahassee on Oct 3, 2009 at 05:44 PM
    stop haten black folks my dad didn`t do a thing to ya`'ll so plz stop being haters aunts.
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