The Spiritual Life and Legacy of
Apostle John Leo MacDonald
Apostle John Leo MacDonald son of the late Willem and
Francis Tjong-Ajong was born May 29, 1924.  He was one
of eight children and grew up in Paramaribo Suriname. Two
of his sisters preceded him in death, Millie and Juliana. He
attended and graduated from the Catholic school system, and
furthered his education in business. During the Korean War,
John served with the Dutch Army. Later he migrated to
Holland, and then to America where he settled in New York.
He gained employment with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
where he worked for 22 years as Supervisor for the Cargo
Terminal. Later he worked at TWA Airlines for ten years in
charge of tour operations, traveling extensively within the
United States and abroad. During his time off he was blessed
with many enjoyable fun-filled trips to desirable places with
his family.

Apostle John Leo MacDonald was also an avid soccer fan. In
his thirties he played in the Holland Sports Soccer Club. He
also enjoyed baseball and was a die hard Mets fan.

In the early sixties,  he accepted the Lord as his personal
Savior under the ministry of the late Apostle Arturo Skinner
of the Deliverance Evangelistic Ministries. There he grew in
the knowledge of the Lord by studying the Word of God.
Being led into another part of the vineyard, he served in
many capacities at Brooklyn Tabernacle. He was ordained
as an Elder while under the leadership of Pastor Clare
Hutchins.

He ministered and evangelized in the local nursing homes
and the prison facilities.

Elder MacDonald’s ministry led him to the First Church
of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop
Frank Clemons, where his ministry was enriched and
embellished. He preached the Gospel and prayed for the
sick, ministering extensively to the needs of the people.
Sensing the leading of the Holy Spirit, he moved to
Deeper Life Christian Fellowship, under the leadership
Rev. Charles Sadphal. At Deeper Life his ministry was
empowered with the teachings of faith, power, and
deliverance of demonic oppression. He served on the
Elders Elect Council. He continued to minister by
traveling abroad and evangelizing the word of God. With
a passion for the Lost, sick and oppressed, Elder
MacDonald impacted many in Africa, Europe and South
America.
2 Timothy 4: 6-8
He was the founder and Pastor of The Abundant Life
Christian Fellowship, where he served faithfully for 23
years. Pastor “Mac” as he was affectionately known
had a unique way of ministering the gospel that was
easily grasped by both children and adults. He
endeavored to fulfill the great commission “Go ye into
all the world and preach the Gospel to very creature.”
(Mark 16:15) God in His infinite Wisdom and Divine
love called from our midst and claimed our beloved
Pastor John Leo MacDonald, to his eternal home on
Friday, September 7, 2007.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the
time of my departure is at hand. I have
fought a good fight, I have finished my
course, I have kept the faith: henceforth
there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the
righteous judge, shall give me at that day:
and not to me only, but unto all them also
that love his appearing.
In Loving
Memory of
Apostle John Leo
MacDonald