Willie Bodrick, II, the Senior Pastor of the Historic Twelfth Baptist Church (TBC) in Roxbury, has taken on a new position as president and CEO of The American City Coalition (TACC), a Roxbury-based non-profit focused on revitalizing urban neighborhoods across the country. He started in the new role on June 7.
“Willie’s talents, experience, and enthusiasm for making transformational change in challenging times make him the ideal professional to lead TACC,” said Michael Corcoran, chairman of the TACC’s Board. “Willie is uniquely well-suited to lead this nonprofit organization founded by my father (Joseph E. Corcoran) in 1994.”
Bodrick, an Atlanta native, holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School. In 2020, he graduated from Northeastern University School of Law receiving a J.D. degree. In May 2022, hereceived an honorary Doctorate of Community Service from Northeastern University.
At TBC, Bodrick successfully led the 182-year-old church through profound challenges created by the pandemic, partnering with Boston Medical Center to establish a vaccination clinic at TBC that vaccinated 2,500 people and leading efforts to feed over 15,000 residents in 2021 through the food pantry and special programming.
“I’m excited to be appointed by the Board to lead as President and CEO of TACC,” said Bodrick. “As we work to emerge from a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted our communities, we look to engage, partner, and economically empower our community.”
Bodrick lives in Roxbury with his wife, Dr. Devin Cromartie Bodrick, and son, Willie Bodrick III.