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Rev. Monte Johnson Earl

Pastor

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Background Information

Employment History

Associate Pastor
Trinity United Methodist Church

Associate Minister, Youth Minister
Trinity United Methodist Church

Sunday School Teacher
Trinity United Methodist Church

Pastor

Affiliations

Board Member Pastor
Organization of the NorthEast

Education

law degree

University of Oklahoma

Master of Divinity degree

Duke Divinity School

bachelor's degree

University of Oklahoma

Master of Law degree

Emory University Law School

master
law
Emory University

law degree

law degrees

University of Oklahoma

law degrees

Duke University

bachelor's degree
history

divinity degree

Duke University

master's degree

Duke University

Web References (65 Total References)


Climate Reality Presentation-One of the ...

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Climate Reality Presentation-One of the Grassroots Actions Approved by AttendeesAnne confirmed that Rev. Monte Johnson, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church on Elmdale (with the approval of his church council), has released a letter to the EPA in support of their latest clean power regulations.

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There were about 25 attendees at this event, and as result of a consensus of the attendees, Reverend Monte Johnson is drafting a letter to support the US EPA's Clean Power plan to limit carbon emissions.


Board of Directors | Organization of the NorthEast

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Rev. Monte Johnson President


News | Organization of the North East

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ONE Board member Pastor Monte Johnson of Immanuel Lutheran Church spoke of ONE's efforts to secure jobs for youth and parents as well as counseling, reentry, and afterschool resources for youth.

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ONE board member and the pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church,Pastor Monte Johnson, unveiled the platform of the newly formed coalition.


Oklahoma Gazette - a newspaper providing information about restaurants and bands in OKC

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Former Oklahoma City attorney Monte Johnson throws his hat into an already crowded race.

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Big business and special interests are in control of Congress, not the people, said Monte Johnson of Muldrow, which is why he is throwing his hat into the crowded ring for U.S. Senate.
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Johnson, 52, has no previous political experience, and said he believes Congress no longer represents working people but is beholden to special interest groups and the wealthy.
He earned a bachelor's degree and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma, and later earned a master's in law from Emory University in Atlanta.Johnson lived large as an oil and gas attorney in Oklahoma City beginning in 1981.But several years of living in a Heritage Hills mansion, driving fancy cars and spending a lot money left Johnson feeling lost.
"Even though I was successful and making a lot of money, I felt empty," he said."I had no meaning or purpose in my life."
Subsequently, Johnson quit his law practice and moved to North Carolina, where he earned a master's degree in divinity from Duke University in 1996.By 1998 he had returned to Oklahoma and set up a legal practice in Sallisaw, where he served clients who ordinarily could not afford a lawyer, representing them whether they could pay or not.He also continues his work as an associate pastor with Trinity United Methodist Church in Muldrow.
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- Monte Johnson, of Muldrow, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.


Monte Johnson 2004

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ABOUT MONTE JOHNSON

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Monte Johnson, a Democratic candidate from Muldrow, said he is opposed to same-sex marriages, but does not support a federal constitutional amendment on it.
"Really, the concern in Oklahoma is overblown," he said.
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Johnson said he agrees with the court on its ruling on prayer, but said there is praying going on in schools, just not led by teachers.
He said he is not opposed to the use of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance and has no problem with the Ten Commandments hanging on a wall of a public building.
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Democrats running for their party's nomination are Carson, Johnson, state Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher, Jim Rogers and W.B.G. Woodson.
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Muldrow attorney Monte Johnson, 52, has mounted an energetic challenge, but without the resources and name identification Carson enjoys.
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Johnson has attacked many of the policies of the Bush administration and the Republican Congress, including tax cuts and trade agreements.
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WASHINGTON - Monte Johnson says he wants to put an end to the influence that special interest groups have over Congress.He says he wants to repeal the tax cuts passed since President Bush took office.He also says he wants to change the direction of the Democratic Party.
Johnson, a Muldrow attorney, is running for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate race to succeed retiring Sen.
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"We need to change the direction of our country," Johnson said."We've gotten off track on both foreign and domestic policy.Special interest groups and the wealthy have pretty much taken over Congress."
Johnson, 52, has been campaigning across the state, and has launched several attacks on U.S. Rep.
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"I don't understand why the Democratic Party bosses are spending Democratic Party money to elect Mr. Carson when he consistently votes with big business and the Republicans," Johnson said in a recent release to the media.
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The last Federal Election Commission reports show Johnson and other Democratic candidates face daunting odds against Carson, who had more than $1.5 million in the bank at the end of April.
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Johnson had less than $1,700.
Johnson said he opposes the prescription drug plan approved by Congress last year because it cost taxpayers billions of dollars, but still left Americans paying twice as much for medicine as people in any other industrialized country.
"I think if Oklahoma actually elected a U.S. senator that did not take special interest money, that in itself would attract so much attention that it might change the landscape of politics," he said
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Monte Johnson has filed as a Democratic candidate for the office of the United States Senate because I want to change the direction of our country and the direction of my party.
"I enter this race as the only candidate who is seeking real change and who wants to stand up against the powerful special interests and speak for the people," he said."Today, our government is being run by big business and the special interests.The powerful special interests have had laws passed that protect price gouging by drug companies; give $12 billion subsidies to insurance companies; give tax incentives and trade laws that encourage American jobs to be shipped overseas; and, give huge tax cuts for the wealthy that have resulted in huge federal deficits, cuts in domestic spending and projected cuts in social security.
"My Democratic party has done little or nothing to stop this," he said." In fact, the Democratic Party bosses are using Democratic Party money to actively campaign for my opponent who has voted with the Republicans and big business so often that he received an award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for backing their pro-big business agenda."
He said the country needs to change trade laws and tax laws to keep more jobs in America.
"We need to stop the drug companies and insurance companies from gouging taxpayers to increase their profits," he said." We need to restore sanity to our tax laws so we can balance our budget and not have school teachers and factory workers paying a higher rate of tax than millionaires pay on their stock and real estate profits.
"Our great country needs a change of direction," he said.
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Democratic candidate Monte Johnson brought his campaign for U.S.Senator Don Nickles' seat to Altus on Monday.
While in town, he visited with as many people from various businesses across town as quickly as he could.Campaign time is running out, so Johnson says he is attempting to hit every county seat's downtown area at least once, and usually it's in a hurry.
Johnson entered the race because he says that many sat quietly in the back seat as the country was steered in the wrong direction, and now he is making his voice heard above the silence of others and attempting to turn things around.
"I felt our country had taken a dangerous turn in the wrong direction, and I didn't see anybody out there that was talking or doing anything about the problems I saw," Johnson said.
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Johnson said he firmly believes a few things out of alignment in the nation include the war with Iraq, Bush's tax cuts and Medicare reform.
"In the war in Iraq, for the first time in the entire history of our nation, our country invaded another country and toppled its government, when that country had done nothing to us," Johnson said adamantly.
According to Johnson, this invasion is completely out of character for the United States and will have long-term consequences.
"That's the kind of thing Iraq does to Kuwait," Johnson said.
The country's altered image and reputation is one consequence that Johnson said would have lasting effects on the nation.
"They see us in a different light than they did two years ago," Johnson said with concern.
Johnson is also disturbed with tax cuts for the wealthy and big business.
"The recent tax cuts have resulted in record federal budget deficits, cuts in spending for education and healthcare and expected future cuts in social security," Johnson said.
Medicare reform evokes negative sentiments in Johnson with its proposal of $12 billion in government subsidies to insurance companies, Medicare privatization and high price guarantees to drug companies.
Johnson grew up in a working-class family in Muldrow, and after graduating from high school in 1970 he earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1976 and a law degree in 1979.He practiced oil and gas law in Oklahoma City for five years before leaving Oklahoma to attend Emory University Law School in Atlanta, where he obtained a Master of Law degree in 1987.He taught law at O.U.'s School of Law as an adjunct professor for three years, and in 1996, Johnson earned a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C.
He is currently an associate minister, youth minister and Sunday school teacher at Trinity United Methodist Church in Muldrow, and he is also the instructor of Muldrow High School's mock trial team.
For more information, visit his Web site at www.johnson2004.com.
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Big business and special interests are in control of Congress, not the people, said Monte Johnson of Muldrow, which is why he is throwing his hat into the crowded ring for U.S. Senate.
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Johnson, 52, has no previous political experience, and said he believes Congress no longer represents working people but is beholden to special interest groups and the wealthy.
He earned a bachelor's degree and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma, and later earned a master's in law from Emory University in Atlanta.Johnson lived large as an oil and gas attorney in Oklahoma City beginning in 1981.But several years of living in a Heritage Hills mansion, driving fancy cars and spending a lot money left Johnson feeling lost.
"Even though I was successful and making a lot of money, I felt empty," he said."I had no meaning or purpose in my life."
Subsequently, Johnson quit his law practice and moved to North Carolina, where he earned a master's degree in divinity from Duke University in 1996.By 1998 he had returned to Oklahoma and set up a legal practice in Sallisaw, where he served clients who ordinarily could not afford a lawyer, representing them whether they could pay or not.He also continues his work as an associate pastor with Trinity United Methodist Church in Muldrow.
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(Duncan, Okla. May 27, 2004) It had been a while since Monte Johnson had been in Duncan.
A landman in the early 1980s, Johnson

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