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7 Questions with Shirleen M Johnson-Cook
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7 Questions with Shirleen M Johnson-Cook

Name: Shirleen M Johnson-Cook

Current title: Bishop

Current organisation: No Bounds Ministries, Spirit Alive Ministries, GAP Ministries

I am a licensed and ordained woman of God that only wants to aid the Lord in the transformation of His people. I own and operate a global Christian Podcast Network; Spirit Alive

7 Questions with Shirleen M Johnson-Cook


1. What have you found most challenging as a church leader?

Making sure that everyone of all ages is included in the spreading of the Gospel.

2. How did you become a church leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

It was a gradual progression. I have served in every area of the church, and then one day during a teaching while doing Prison Ministry, I knew I had been called to carry the Gospel, and I have been in church leadership ever since. It's been over 25 years.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I begin with prayer and devotion.

I have breakfast

I then make my calls to members of the ministries


I then do things needed for ministries; creating programs, re-posting programs, scheduling programs, and preparing for upcoming programs through Bible Study and other research.

At 8 pm every evening I go live on Blog Talk Radio

Then It's Bedtime

4. What's one book apart from the Bible that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Destined To Reign By Joseph Prince. It taught me how to dispense an even greater measure of grace and patience.

5. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

How to get God's purpose accomplished through this pandemic.

6. How do you develop a healthy leadership pipeline in a church?

All of my ministry family are servant leaders so I treat them as the equals that they are and I tell everyone the same thing at the same time.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a church leader so far?

I really don't have one story. I am so blessed by how my ministry family and I come together in love each and every day to go out into the world with God's Word through our global radio network. It is something to behold.

What's one question you'd love to ask other leaders in our audience to generate discussion about leadership? Eg. 'How do you do difficult conversations well?', or 'What's one tip for leading a remote online team?'

How do you minister to those who have been abused through Domestic Violence, child abuse or Human and Sex Trafficking

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