Washington Post’s Hamil Harris interviews the 6th pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Maurice Watson. Metropolitan Baptist Church has been temporarily meeting at 1st & P Street NW for a few years now. The interview includes challenges faced by the church.
There is no mention of MBC meeting at the 1st & P St NW location.
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One on One: Rev. Maurice Watson, the new pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church
The Rev. Maurice Watson is the sixth pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, a 150-year-old congregation in the District that for decades has welcomed presidents, other politicians and iconic figures in the African American community.
Watson, 54, is a nationally known preacher in the Progressive National Baptist Convention, an institution that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. helped found decades ago. Watson is coming to the Washington area from Macon, Ga., where he was pastor of the Beulahland Bible Church.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Watson talks about the responsibility that comes with following the church’s legendary pastor, the Rev. H. Beecher Hicks Jr., and some of the challenges of trying to pull the church out of bankruptcy after the loss of its unfinished multimillion-dollar sanctuary in Largo, Md.