Dr. Joseph Roberts had some big shoes to fill when he took over as pastor at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. His predecessor was none other than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. However, he served as pastor at the historic church for 30 years.
He will also be speaking at First Presbyterian Church in Albany on March 25.
From Dr. Roberts bio:
Dr. Roberts is a native of Chicago where he received his formative education in the public school system. He graduated Cum Laude from Knoxville College. His Master of Divinity Degree was received from Union Theological Seminary in New York City and his Master of Theology Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. Prior to coming to Ebenezer he worked in various administrative positions in the Presbyterian Church, U.S., and was Pastor of Weequahic Presbyterian Church and Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. He is the recipient of numerous honors from civic, social, and religious organizations. He has been listed in Ebony Magazine as an outstanding clergy person. He also is the recipient of five honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees. He was the 2004 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Awards of both of his graduate schools; Union Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. He serves on several board and committees both locally and nationally.
Dr. Roberts will be speaking at 11:00 am. First Presbyterian Church is located at 220 N. Jackson Street in Albany. There will be a lunch in the Church’s Fellowship Hall after the service.