Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Nicole A. Johnson-Douglas

(Abbreviated Biography) September 2017

Rev. Dr. Nicole A. Johnson-Douglas is a lifelong member of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church who began her ministry at her home church, Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church. She is a servant of God who heard His voice at a very young age. Her only desire is to help others and see her generation live lives that reflect their creator.


She preached her first trial sermon in 2000 and delivered an additional trial sermon in 2004 upon completing her undergraduate career both under the pastorate of the late Rev. Dr. Lewis M. Anthony. By the urging of the late Bishop Milton Alexander Williams, Nicole also preached for the Youth Worship Service at the Philadelphia and Baltimore Annual Conference that same year.

Nicole is an ordained Elder in the life of the church by the late Bishop Richard Keith Thompson. She previously served as the Executive Minister and is dedicated to utilizing her gifts and talents to propel ministry forward in the lives of all who come into contact with Deliverance Temple.


She received her first pastoral appointment in May 28, 2017. As of June 2012, Nicole is a member and servant our church. She is an out-of-the-box kind of preacher who is concerned about doing kingdom work and taking the church to the next level.


Nicole is very involved in the community wherever she may be. She has served as two-term Youth Mayor of DC from 1998-2000. She is a product of The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Institute in the DC.


She has been a member of and has served on the following boards:

  • American Association of University Women
  • National Council of Negro Women

  • Stand for Children Campaign
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Nicole is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Upsilon Tau Omega Chapter.


Through her love for people, she has begun the process to fully operate A Ray of Hope Family Resource Center, a faith-based organization where resources and services are rooted in FAITH, LOVE, PEACE, and HOPE.


She is also an independent consultant for Scentsy and Thirty-One Gifts and uses these opportunities to not only share, empower, and minister unto women but also to encourage and strengthen all with the gift of love.


Nicole strives to live her life scripture, “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, and God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9). She is a mountain climber, a fighter, an obstacle beater, an overcomer, and a miracle.