In 1991 I moved from Portland, Oregon to accept the pastorate of Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Fresno, California. I was called there on a Friday evening and I drove overnight to be there on Sunday morning to accept the call of the church and to represent the church at the California Missionary Baptist State Convention. Dr. S.M. Lockridge was the president and I was formally introduced to my new moderator, Dr. Henry Foster Dean, St. John Missionary Baptist Association, of Stockton, California and he introduced me to his cabinet, including Dr. Henry L. Hudson, pastor of the Williams Chapel Baptist Church of Oakland, California.
On Sunday morning, October 28, 2012, Dr. Hudson, who was the Pastor Emeritus of Williams Chapel after retiring last year, fell ill during the worship service, suffering a heart attack, and went home to be with the Lord. He had served as their pastor for 29 years and was active in the St. John District, California Convention, and the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America.
He and his brother, Dr. J.L. Hudson, pastored significant congregations in Oakland and he was known throughout the community.
HOMEGOING SERVICES FOR DR. H.L. HUDSON:
10:00 – AM, Friday, November 9, 2012
Williams Chapel Baptist Church
Rev. Kenneth J.L. Anderson, Pastor & Officiant
Dr. J.L. Hudson (his brother) will be preaching the eulogy
1410 10th Avenue Oakland, CA, Alameda 94606
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Public Visitation/Musical will be held November 8th, 2012
Viewing 5:00-7:00 PM
Musical 7:00-9:00 PM.
Burial Location: Mountain View Cemetery Oakland, CA