Awards: In 2009, Founder & Director, Gary Johnson was honored with receiving the "Humanitarian of the Year Award" for the genuine love, compassion, & kindness he demonstrated by his faithfulness to helping those in need through Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries/ U. S. Food Rescue. (Community Food Bank News)
Gary Johnson of Bear, Delaware and founder-director of Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries near Middletown, died late last week of apparent heart failure, raising questions about the food distribution program's future.
Funerals will be in Delaware and Maryland, where he was pastor of Waterfront Worship in North East for boaters. Services, with visitation from 10 a.m., are today at noon at Middletown Baptist Church, 419 Armstrong Corner Road, and noon Friday at Crouch Funeral Home, 127 S. Main St., North East.