From WBAL.com Radio:
The Rev. Vernon N. Dobson, longtime pastor of the Union Baptist Church in Baltimore died Saturday Morning. Dobson was a member of the “Goon Squad” and a co-founder of BUILD. He also founded the Food Bank of Maryland.
According to a bio on the church’s website, Dobson graduated from Frederick Douglass High School before joining the Navy in 1940. He qualified for Officers Candidate School, but Dobson was not allowed to participate. His squadron would ultimately be chosen to march at the inauguration of President Harry Truman.
A graduate of Howard and Harvard Universities, Dobson was installed as pastor of Union Baptist Church in 1967. He led the congregation for four decades before handing the reins to the Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway in 2007.
He was 89.
ments have not been announced.