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How A Forgotten Hat Led Him To Preach At MLK's Pulpit

January 14, 2022

In 1951, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled north from his home in Atlanta to attend Boston University, a pursuit that eventually led him to the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury, where he preached and worshiped while completing his theology degree. 

Seventy years later, the Rev. Willie Bodrick II finds himself treading a parallel path—after attending Georgetown University, Harvard Divinity School, and the Northeastern School of Law, the Atlanta native is now the fourteenth senior pastor of the historic Twelfth Baptist Church...

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