The Rev. Nelson Johnson will be our guest preacher in morning worship on Sunday, January 15. The congregation of St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church and community leaders will join us for this annual celebration of the life and ministry of the Rev. Martin Luther Kind, Jr. and our call to follow in the path of social justice in our current day. Morning worship begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by lunch and discussion. No reservations are needed for the lunch, prepared and offered by the WSBC Peace and Reconciliation Mission Group.
A graduate of North Carolina A & T and Virginia Union University, Rev. Dr. Johnson serves as pastor of the Faith Community Church and Executive Director of the Beloved Community Center in Greensboro. He has been active in the movement for social and economic justice since his high school days n the 1950s. Though involved in a myriad of initiatives, Rev. Johnson centers his efforts on facilitating a process of comprehensive community building, which includes a convergence of racial and ethnic diversity, social and economic justice, and genuine participatory democracy. At the Beloved Community Center, he and his colleagues attempt to bring together the homeless, the imprisoned, the impoverished neighborhood, and other disenfranchised groups in the spirit of mutual support and community. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Johnson and his wife, Joyce Hobson Johnson, a retired research director and School of Business and Economics faculty member at A&T who now works side by side with Johnson at the Beloved Community Center.