Working in the Spirit: The Visionary Art & Life of Elder Anderson Johnson

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January 10, 2013
January 1, 2030

The son of a Lunenburg County sharecropper, eight-year-old Anderson Johnson was hoeing his father's cornfield when he was struck by a life-changing vision of angels. Baptized at the age of 12 by Bishop C.M. "Sweet Daddy" Grace, he began his ministry and became an attraction on the revival circuit. In the ensuing years, Johnson traveled throughout the United States, teaching himself to draw, play piano and guitar and preach the gospel. In mid-life, God instructed him to settle in Newport News. In his home at 1224 Ivy Avenue, he