In January 2015, Dr. Maurice Watson became the sixth pastor called to the historic Metropolitan Baptist Church pulpit in her 150-year history. He comes to Metropolitan after 10 years as Senior Pastor of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Watson accepted the call to preach at the age of 16, and two years later he was ordained. St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, was Dr. Watson’s first pastorate where he served for 7 years. In November 1988, at the age of 28, Dr. Watson accepted the call to pastor the Salem Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, where he served for 15½ years.