Notable Women In Faith: Present
REV. BERNICE KING
Rev. Bernice King is a former president of the Southern Leadership Christian Conference (SLCC) and The King Center, and is the chief executive officer of First Kingdom Management, a consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
The youngest child of civil rights icon and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bernice followed in her father’s footsteps, sensing her call to ministry when she was 17 years old, the same year she addressed the United Nations. She would later attend Spelman College and Emory University, where she obtained both a Master of Divinity and a law degree.
Alongside her mother and other members of the King family, she became active in the civil rights movement, participating in several demonstrations and the anti-apartheid campaign. She was, like her father, arrested on many occasions.
A prolific and compelling speaker, King addresses audiences across the United States and is a well sought after speaker. Bernice served as an elder at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and now continues her work and ministry. She was given her license to preach by Rev. Joseph Roberts at Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father pastored. “We rejoice with God that another peaceful warrior is fighting under the spirit of her father, grandfather and uncle,” Roberts said.