Sen. Donzella James (D – Atlanta) welcomed Pastor Bernice King, the chief executive officer of the King Center in Atlanta, to serve as Chaplain of the Day on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Georgia State Senate.

“Having Dr. King with us this morning was so fitting to start off our Valentine’s Day,” James said. “I am fortunate enough to call Dr. King a friend and the messages of love she gives exemplify her father. The King families purpose is to spread love and I am so grateful she got to share the mission her father created with our leaders today.”

King is the youngest of four children to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She is the only child to follow in her father’s footsteps and accepted her call to ministry. King graduated from Spelman College with a degree in psychology and she also obtained her master’s of divinity degree and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University.

James serves as the chairwoman of the Interstate Cooperation Committee. She represents the 35th Senate District which includes portions of Douglas and Fulton counties.

(Courtesy of Sen. Donzella James)

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