Peggie Etheredge Johnson
R.C., Kenneth Shuler’s School of Cosmetology; B.A., W.L. Bonner College; M.A., Columbia International University, M.Ed., Columbia International University
Peggie is a native of Saluda, South Carolina and member of the Riverside High School Class of 1970. She has been married to Bishop Richard S. Johnson for 48 years. They are the parents of three sons: Richard LaMonte (LaTanya), Michael Ryan (Nina), and Joshua Samuel Johnson, two daughters-in-love and five wonderful grandchildren: Richard Grant, Daniel Allen, Samuel Ryan, Nia Amarie, and Kendall Ashlyn Johnson.
She is the First Lady of Cathedral of Faith Ministries in Irmo, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina, and serves the church as director of Women’s Ministries, director of Youth Ministries, and other capacities when needed.
Peggie came to Columbia International University as a seminary student in 2001. Choosing CIU was easy after reading the love story of the late CIU President Robertson McQuilkin as he cared for his ailing wife. After graduation in May 2003, she became a field education supervisor at CIU. That November, she became the director of Bible Clubs at CIU and held that position until May of 2009. In this position, she directed and supervised as many as 13 Bible Clubs per semester and instructed team leaders, teachers, and mentors in cross-cultural Bible teaching, team leadership, and evangelism of African-American children, Mexican-American children, and youth at sites in Columbia, West Columbia, Cayce, and Hopkins, South Carolina.
In 2007, Peggie traveled to Belize, Central America with CIU students, where God enlarged her heart and passion for ministry to children in other countries. The trip and other trips to Belize opened doors for Peggie and Richard to lead small groups from their church to the village of Barranco where they adopted the primary school, painted the exterior and interior of the school, and established the school lunch program.
In August 2009, Peggie became the director of Bible Field Experience in CIU’s College of Education where she continued to instruct and lead students in cross-cultural ministry to children and youth. She has been a guest lecturer in many education classes on teaching African-American, diverse cultures, and children in poverty. In 2010, she became a Bible instructor at the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution where she taught courses in the CIU Prison Initiative, and was the speaker at the Initiative’s 2016 commencement exercises. She represented the CIU College of Education at Francis Marion University’s Fall Workshop and is a member of South Carolina’s Add-On Certification for Teachers of Children of Poverty Task Force. Peggie retired from CIU’s College of Education faculty in 2013, but continues to serve as an adjunct faculty professor, teaching the online course Children in Poverty during the Spring semesters. She is also the lead instructor for two community Bible studies.
Peggie is passionate about assisting children in poverty, higher education students in poverty, and suffering children around the world. She has many prayers and irons in the fire to meet those needs in the United States, Belize, West Africa, and will prayerfully extend to Israel. Her other passions include loving God and seeking His will, spending time with her awesome grandchildren, praying, evangelism, writing, teaching, sewing, reading, learning and sharing dynamics of diverse cultures.
R.C., Kenneth Shuler’s School of Cosmetology; B.A.in Religious Studies from W.L. Bonner College; M.A. in Theological Studies from Columbia International University; M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Columbia International University; Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University
Riverside Middle School 1980-1983; Registered Cosmetologist, 1984-1994; Church Planting in North America, 1977-2001; Academic/Peer Mentor, Computer Monitor/Tutor, Midlands Technical College, 1999-2003; Director of Bible Clubs, Director of Bible Field Experience, Columbia International University, 2003-2013; Adjunct Faculty, Columbia International University, 2013-Present.