Pastor Eileen Lumar-Johnson is a woman who, above all things desires to please God and to see His people saved, delivered, empowered and prosperous. She is foremost a Servant of God, serving as Senior Pastor of Grace & Glory Family Worship Church International in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She was baptized in July,1990 at the Greater Woodville Baptist in Wallace, Louisiana by the late Pastor Ernest M. Howard, Jr. She served as a Deaconess at Woodville and at Third Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in New Orleans, under the leadership of Pastor Joseph Jackson. She served at Third Rose until the Lord led her to Household of Faith Family Worship Church International.
Pastor Johnson joined Household of Faith in May,1996 as a member of the Deaconess Board and accepted her call to ministry in March,1997. She was licensed by Pastor Antoine M. Barriere to preach the gospel in January,1999 and ordained an Elder at Household of Faith in November,2002.
In March 2006, Pastor Johnson and her husband Deacon Mark Johnson founded Confront and Conquer Incorporated; a faith-based support group which offers spiritual, educational, and therapeutic resources to families who have children with physical and developmental challenges. To date, Confront & Conquer ministers to over 40 families on a regular basis.
On August 25, 2013 she was elevated to Pastor of Special Needs at Household of Faith. Through this office she has taught the word of faith, and ministers healing to parents and caretakers of individuals with special needs.
On January 5, 2014 she preached her first sermon as Interim Pastor at Macedonia Full Gospel Baptist Church. She was installed as Senior Pastor at that ministry on May 5, 2014. At the leading of the Holy Spirit the Lord released Pastor Eileen to birth a new name and vision for the ministry at 802 Third Street; and on December 5, 2015 Grace and Glory Family Worship Church International was consecrated for operation in the kingdom of God.
Pastor Eileen Lumar-Johnson is a well sought speaker, already ministering to numerous congregations throughout Louisiana, the United States and Canada.
She graduated as class salutatorian from West St. John High School in Edgard, Louisiana in 1981. She attended Loyola University at New Orleans, and in 1985 earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast News and a secondary in Business Administration.
Pastor Johnson is former of Second Vice President of Corporate Communications at Pan American Life Insurance Company, former Director of Community Relations at Audubon Nature Institute, and a former award-winning radio and television journalist. She has over 30 years public relations and community outreach experience. She also has received numerous awards for her public relations work and has been cited by the Times Picayune as a Woman to Watch, and by Data Newsweekly as a Phenomenal Woman.
She sits on the Board of Directors at Raphael Village, volunteers with the AARP’s community-based caregiving program, and is a Champion for the American Cancer Society’s CPS3 cancer study. She is a former member of the Salvation Army’s Emerge Committee, and of the UNCF’s Faith Initiative Committee. She has served on the Board of Communications for United Way of Greater New Orleans, the Board of Directors for Family Service of Greater New Orleans and the Board of Directors for the City of Refuge at New Hope Community Church in Kenner, Louisiana.
She has been married to her husband Mark Anthony, Sr. for 34 years and is a mother of two; Alexys and Mark, Jr. She is the daughter of the Mrs. Anita Lumar and the late Mr. Otis Lumar, Jr, and is a native of Edgard, Louisiana.