Pastor James Johnson Murdered in Spanish Town

Jamaica Crime News, St Catherine: The Spanish Town police are now carrying out a series of investigations surrounding the cold-blooded murder of a Minister of Religion,  while at his church in Spanish Town on Thursday afternoon,  September 20.

The dead pastor has been identified as 29-year-old James Johnson of Union Estate also in St Catherine.

Reports by the police are that shortly after 5:00 p.m., Reverend Johnson was in the middle of teaching a class at his church in Spanish Town,  when a man entered the building.

The man brandished a handgun and walked up to Reverend Johnson, opened fire,  and hit him multiple times before exiting the building.

Persons within the church ran from the church and sought safety on the outside.

The police were summoned and upon arrival,  the pastor was discovered lying in a pool of blood.

He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.


  • Another promising young man yet again removed from this life by people who think they have the right to judge and take other people’s lives. James worked with us here at the Ministry of Finance for a very brief Summer stint. He was an exemplified young and promising young man destined for greatness. RIP James. the Lord will avenge your killing. RIP

  • So very sad. Lord reveal the perpetrators and bring just punishment.

  • Praying in the name of Jesus for the family and the members also that pastor Johnsons family.

  • Why wait on the lord. I’m sure persons must have seen the killer

  • I have never met James, but my heart is deeply saddened by the tragedy that met him in CHURCH!..My profound condolences to his family.

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