The Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler will be our guest preacher in morning worship on Sunday, January 17. 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. Dr. Martin Luther King, 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 Duke University PhD graduate and former Durham resident, Dr. Sadler is Associate Professor of Bible at Charlotte’s Union Presbyterian Seminary and one of the leaders in North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement. A well-respected leader and prophetic voice in the Charlotte community and around the state, Dr. Sadler’s work has involved leading the push to extend the state’s Medicaid coverage to the 500,000 impoverished people who have been shut out by the state’s decision not to take federal “Obamacare” money. He has also been recognized in Charlotte for his work on dismantling racism and working toward racial reconciliation. Dr. Sadler’s warm and inviting presence has a particular way of inspiring others to join in on working toward becoming the beloved community, and we look forward to welcoming him on this special day.