Carl V. Johnson

2 November, 195021 September, 2020

Carl Victor Johnson of New City, NY, 69 years old, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2020. Carl was born on November 2, 1950 to Ruth and Eric Johnson. He graduated from Curtis High school in Staten Island, NY. After high school he attended Oral Roberts University where he met Diana Stansell from California, who became his wife in 1972. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell in 1974 and his Doctor of Divinity from Kings College in 2008.

Carl and his family moved to New City in December 1977 to pastor New City Gospel Fellowship. He pastored at New City, now called Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship, for over 40 years. He was well loved by his congregation. Carl enjoyed teaching, preaching, mission work and skiing with kids and grandkids. He was an avid Giants and Yankee fan and loved to attend games with family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Diana; his brother Harvey, sons Nathan and Daniel, their wives Natalie, Sadie and Juliee, his daughter Kara and her husband Michael. His eight grandchildren are Samantha (20), Daniel (17), Elijah (14), Azlan (14), Kaiel (11), Tyler (5), Brayden (3), and Eric (6 months). He loved time with his family and his grandkids brought him great joy even as he fought cancer. He was and is well-loved and respected and his physical presence will be greatly missed.

Family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7 - 8:30 pm and Saturday from 9 - 10:30 am at Gracepoint, 384 New Hempstead Rd in New City. A service will be held at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gracepoint with his name. All funds received will be sent to IllumiNations, an organization that is working to translate the Bible into every language. Carl’s desire was always to spread the message that guided his life and gave him hope.


  • Visitation

    Friday, 25 September , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, 26 September , 2020


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Vince Sarricchio

30 August 2021

Pastor Carl was our Youth and Assistant Pastor at the Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle in Smithtown, LI, NY… before going to New City… I just found out of his passing and it saddens me… I don’t learned a lot from Pastor Carl… My condolences to his Wife and Family …

Hellen Kwanya-Nyamollo

27 September 2020

I have attended Gracepoint for about 22 yrs. I will miss Pastor Carl' s preaching and humor. Rest in peace pastor. You are a giant in God's kingdom.

Pat Viguie

25 September 2020

I am forever grateful to GOD for allowing me the privilege of working side by side with Pastor Carl for six years. I was a brand new Christian when he asked me if I would like to be his secretary. I could not believe that he would ask me to join him in this assignment. He had Faith in me to be able to take on this ministry. As time passed with each day I grew to see this man of Faith in action. My days were filled with blessings. His daily witness and teaching discipled me by offering a "front row seat" into becoming a true follower of Jesus.
He shared his wonderful family with me while Rudy worked in Europe.
They became my second family giving me many fulfilled and unforgettable moments.
You will be missed, get my typewriter ready.....

Rudy viguie

25 September 2020

I answered an alter call with uncontrollable tears and have been joyously serving the Lord since.
My main memory is that because of Carl's preaching and teaching GOD has shown me in many ways how he was in my life from birth."I will never leave nor forsake you" Rudy

Christopher Mangan

23 September 2020

To the Johnson Family. My sincere condolences. Many people's lives have been changed for time and eternity because of Pastor Carl's devotion and obedience to God's calling on him. I praise the LORD for this faithful man of God. He was the epitome of a good and faithful servant. Pastor had a profound influence on my life. A model of how to be dedicated to God, the Word of God and Family. I will love Pastor Carl for my whole life. May we all dance with joy in the presence of the Lord in Paradise when we see Pastor Carl again. Praise God for a life well lived. Hallelujah.

Jim Norfleet

22 September 2020

“Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.” Rejoicing with Carl, my forever pastor and friend, and praying for Sherry and the family. Call on me if I can be of help in any way.

Lynn Donofrio

22 September 2020

So sorry to hear about pastor Carl. Sherry, you have my regards . I went on a retreat with you and stayed in the same bed. Hope you got some sleep.
I came to this church in the 80’s, Then later my friends started going to time’s square church so I went with them. Now we’re back at new city.
He will be missed.

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