Rev. R. D. Bernard has served as the pastor of the King Solomon Baptist Church for the past 15 years. He has served on various boards and committees throughout the City. He has been married to Valerie Bernard, a second-grade teacher at Dana Road Elementary, over 20 years. They have two children, David and Daniel.
Pastor Bernard has authored six books, the most recent being a history of King Solomon Baptist Church, the oldest Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg/Warren County. His religious writings have been published in the Vicksburg Post and other periodicals. He also co-hosts a weekly radio show, “The Preacher’s Corner,” broadcast live each Monday on Jackson radio station WMPR 90.1 FM.