ABC’s Dr. Timothy Johnson

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on June 15, 2003

I heard one time that Dr. Timothy Johnson from ABC's Good Morning America is also a minister. Is this true, and if so, of what denomination?
—Ken S., Arizona

Dr. Johnson, who originally planned a career as a minister, graduated from Chicago's North Park Seminary in 1963. Though he decided to pursue a medical career two years later, he remained active in his church. Today he serves as assisting minister at the Community Covenant Church in West Peabody, Mass. Following his graduation from Albany Medical College, Johnson worked as an emergency physician in Lynn, Mass. He began hosting a local television show focused on medical issues, and a television career was born. "Some say that I'm providing cheap entertainment for hypochondriacs," he told an interviewer, "but I like to think it's more than that." He went on to further his medical studies, earning a master's degree in public health from Harvard University in 1975. In 1984, he joined ABC News as medical editor. He and his wife, Nancy Ann, have two children and live in a Boston suburb.