William Lyman Johnson’s father, William B. Johnson, was one of the first four Directors of The Mother Church. His father worked closely with Mrs. Eddy from the time he went through class with her in 1886 until her passing in 1910. Lyman was a student in high school when his father took class. He was at his father’s side throughout the years that the Church going through great changes, assisting him in the endless work involved in first disbanding the Church and organizations in Boston, and then later in reorganizing the Church and building the original Mother Church. He knew firsthand the many personalities in Boston and elsewhere working for or against the Cause as Christian Science became a worldwide movement.