Dr. Tim Tyson will be our guest preacher in morning worship on Sunday, January 14. 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 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 graduate of Emory University and Duke University, Dr. Tyson is Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Visiting Professor of American Christianity and Southern Culture at Duke Divinity School, and holds positions in the Department of American Studies at UNC, and the Department of History at Duke University. He is the author of Blood Done Sign My Name (2004), Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (1999), and The Blood of Emmett Till (2017). He serves on the executive board of the North Carolina NAACP, the UNC Center for Civil Rights, and Repairers of the Breach. Since 2007, he has worked alongside many others in the Moral Monday movement led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Tyson to the Watts Street pulpit on this day.