Hopeful, Faithful, and Medically Motivated – Episode 337

Health, Hope & Inspiration

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Featuring: Barbara Moore-Johnson

Published: October 22, 2022

My faith helped me believe my medical plan would work.

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Show Notes:

Lung cancer patient Barbara Moore-Johnson, who received her medical care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix, joins host Rev. Percy McCray.

Originally diagnosed in April 2016, Barbara provides insights to her initial feelings of being told that she had lung cancer, which took place just two months after funeralizing her daughter, who passed away from liver cancer. Being left with the emotional task of losing her daughter, taking custody of her grandson, and now being diagnosed with lung cancer, Barbara declared, “Lord, it’s always that question. Why me?”

Listen now to hear how this woman of faith exercised her right to seek a second medical opinion that finally provided her the confidence to feel comfortable moving forward with an acceptable medical plan of action.


  • “[After being told you have cancer] I guess I was just like, ‘Okay, I know you got me, God.’”
  • “You hear of other people but you never think it could ever happen to you [getting cancer]. And when it did, it was just a thing of knowing that God’s got me, I know I’m going to be all right. It wasn’t any other way to think or feel. And I just felt very confident.”
  • “I don’t know how to describe the feeling that I got when I walked through the door [at Cancer Treatment Centers of America]. It was just like someone came and embraced me immediately. Now I’m walking through the door, but it was a sense of peace in my spirit, the moment I walked in that building, it’s like, I’m at the right place, Lord. I know you got me. I know you’re here now. I was embraced. With just love, it was just a peaceful feeling…”

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