Announcing the Pastoral Installation of the Congregation’s Seventh Pastor
On Sunday, February 28, 2016, Reverend Dr. Richard Wills, Sr. was installed as the new pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Hosted by Morehouse College, the installation events featured guest speakers Reverend Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., President Emeritus of Morehouse College and the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University, and Reverend Dr. Lawrence E. Carter, Professor of Religion and Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College. Wills is the seventh pastor to lead the Friendship Baptist Church congregation in the church’s 153-year history.
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Richard Wayne Wills, Sr., pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, has been professionally active as an architect, educator and minister. His publications include Reflections on Our Pastor: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, 1954-1960 (1999) co-authored with Wally Vaughn, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Image of God (2009). His forthcoming book, The Pastor King, is to be published with Abingdon Press.