As we mourn the loss of our Founder, Rev Dr. Alfred B. Johnson, let's pray for his family in these times.

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Rev. Dr. Alfred B. Johnson will be held SUNDAY, Dec. 13, 7 to 9 PM (Via ZOOM).
A viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. (Sunday) at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St., Montclair, NJ. The funeral service and interment will be private.
Rev. Johnson (aka The Village Pastor), 80, of West Orange, formerly of Kingston, Jamaica, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
Rev. Johnson was pastor at Clinton Avenue Presbyterian Church in Newark, NJ, for 21 years before retiring in 2010. Prior to his service in Newark, he worked various ministries over the course of 54 years in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), Nigeria, and pastored congregations in England, Jamaica, and New York. He was the founder of the Jamaica Organization of New Jersey.
Rev. Johnson is survived by his wife, Dr. Abegail Douglas-Johnson; three sons, Andre Johnson and wife Anita (Maryland), Allister Johnson (New York) and Alwyn Johnson (Jamaica); two brothers, Winston Johnson and wife Valerie (Jamaica), Edward Johnson and wife Anita (Sweden); and two grandsons, Chase and Hunter. He was predeceased by siblings, Ann Johnson, Arthur Johnson, Doreen Nation, and Vincent Thompson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ABJ Memorial Fund in support of mission projects near and dear to Rev. AB Johnson’s heart. Checks: Payable to ABJ Memorial Fund. Mail to 738 Irving Terrace, Orange, NJ 07050
Zelle or Cash App – Recipient: or 201-259-8945


The Jamaica Organization of New Jersey (JON-J), a 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization with dual purpose of building and strengthening ties among people of Jamaican heritage in communities across New Jersey and to serve as a resource to give back to our homeland. comprised of six chapters across the state. Although our membership primarily consists of Jamaican nationals, our events are opened to all regardless of race and ethnicity




The mission of JON-J is to empower Jamaicans and their descendants residing in New Jersey to maintain a cultural 
identity within the community; establish relationships within
the business, civic, educational, religious and international communities; promote recreational activities; and assist in
the development and improvement of community related 
projects in Jamaica and New Jersey. 



A place where Caribbean residents and new immigrants may settle and live in health and prosperity. Providing necessary resources to realizing that goal.


Founders award by Bergen Chapter
Plainfield Flag Raising with SDA Pathfinders
Member service award at Independence Gala
Essex Chapter Black History Program

founding members

Rev. Alfred Johnson
Mr. Lynval James
Mr. Ferdinand Bright
Mrs. Clarice Womble

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Jamaica Organization of New Jersey
PO Box 446
Orange, New Jersey 07051
Tel. (848) 228-2976