Pastor Shot and Killed Over Fake Gold Chain, Two Arrests Made

Pastor Kenneth Johnson (photo: source)

A South Florida Pastor, Kenneth Johnson, 67, of Power of Faith Deliverance Ministries in Miami, was shot and killed on Thursday evening outside a local market in Liberty City.

Friends and witnesses say that the robbers had targeted a fake gold chain the pastor had around his neck. A struggle broke out and Johnson was ultimately shot and killed.

Meanwhile, the wheels of justice appear to already be in motion: Larry Flowers, 20, and Tyreke Desire, 19, were arrested and charged in connection with the shooting early Friday. Both are being held on bond.

Pastor Johnson’s wife, Latoya, and many who knew him well and are expressing anguish over his death, describe him as ‘a very nice man‘ and ‘a very faithful man who worked diligently to help others.’

“[Johnson] is a type of martyr,” one local man said. “So I think that this death will shake up this area…and I believe that people will come together – justice will be done.”

Latoya Johnson said that her husband will be greatly missed.

“He was my world. He was my world,” she said. “He was a good pastor, a kind, good-hearted man. Why would they do that? Why would they take his life? Just take the chain and go — go home.”


EMB: Condolences to Johnson’s wife, family, friends, congregants and well-wishers. May God comfort and give them strength in their time of loss and grief.

About Yvonne I. Wilson (775 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

3 Comments on Pastor Shot and Killed Over Fake Gold Chain, Two Arrests Made

  1. Great post! There is some really interesting stuff on this blog, keep up the awesome work here!

  2. Hi Yvonne. I am so sad to hear this news.

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