Meet the Reverends

Pastors of Hunter Memorial

Harold B. Hayes, Jr. & Kellie V. Hayes

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The Reverends Hayes are college sweethearts, spirit-mates, and partners in life and ministry. They are the proud parents of three Kingdom purposed young adults: Shante’ Venice, Shannon Kellene and Joshua Imani.


The Reverend Harold Hayes, Jr. was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. Reverend Kellie Hayes was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. They are both products of the public schools in their respective hometowns. The Reverends Hayes attended Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia; Rev. Harold Hayes continued his education at Howard University School of Divinity, receiving a Masters of Divinity degree in May of 1992 and at present is a Holistic Life Coach Doctoral candidate.  Rev. Kellie Hayes received a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in May of 1997, and is now a certified Life Coach and has completed the certificate program in the Foundations of Christian Leadership program at Duke Divinity School. The Reverends Hayes pledged Kappa Alpha Psi (Harold) and Delta Sigma Theta (Kellie) in the Spring of 1982. Together they have founded H & K Ministries, dedicated to transformation/strategic life coaching to empower couples, and individuals to walk in purpose and power, to enable leadership and community development.


The Reverends Hayes acknowledged and accepted their calls to preach/teach the gospel at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, under the dynamic and spirit-filled leadership of the Reverends Doctors Grainger and JoAnn Browning. While at Ebenezer, they served as the Senior Minister, and Assistant Minister to Youth; they were responsible for directing, training and implementing programs for over 1500 young people and adult youth volunteers. Both Rev. Harold and Kellie Hayes are ordained Elders in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serving in the Washington Conference of the Second Episcopal District.  Rev. Harold Hayes serves as the Senior Pastor of Hunter Memorial AME Church in Suitland, MD.  Rev. Harold Hayes also serves on the Board of Examiners and Instructors as well as the Assistant Treasurer of the Washington Conference.  Rev. Kellie Hayes serves as the Executive Pastor of Hunter Memorial, the Director of Kingdom Women Ministries and recently launched LifeVision Transformation Coaching & Consulting.


In January of 1993 the Reverends Hayes and family planted New Liberation A.M.E. Church in Landover, Maryland.  In October 2000, they were appointed to the historic Hunter Memorial AME Church in Suitland, Maryland. The Hayes’ are blessed to serve this faithful community of believers, and are poised to make eternal impact for the Kingdom of God

Rev. Harold B. Hayes, Jr.

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The Rev. Harold B. Hayes, Jr. is the husband of his partner in ministry, the Rev. Kellie V. Hayes, and the proud father of three Kingdom purpose children: Shante’ Vanise, Shannon Kellene, and Joshua Imani. He is the son of Elder Harold B. Hayes, Sr. the former pastor of Mt. Pisgah United Holy Church, and the First Lady, Sis. Pearline Barfield Hayes.

 

Rev. Hayes was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., and is the product of their public school system. He is an alumnus of Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Rev. Hayes pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in the Spring of 1982. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity in 1992. At present, he is a Holistic Life Coach Doctoral candidate.

 

 

Rev. Hayes accepted his call to preach the gospel while at Ebenezer AME Church, under the dynamic leadership of the Reverends Doctors Grainger and Joann Browning. He preached his initial sermon entitled “Inseparable” in February of 1988. He was ordained Deacon in the AME church in April of 1991, and Elder in June of 1993. While at Ebenezer, he served as the Minister to Youth, where he was responsible for directing, training, and implementing programs for over 1500 young people, and 75 adult volunteers. The highlight of his experience as Youth Minister was the development of the Adolescent Rites of Passage Ministry, which is still a vital part of the ministry today.

 

 

Rev. Hayes was honored to serve as an officer of the Washington Annual Conference Ministerial Alliance for the year 1999-2000. He was appointed by Bishop Vinton R. Anderson and Episcopal Supervisor Vivienne Anderson, to develop and chair the first Spiritual Enrichment Task Force for the historic Christian Men’s Freedom Forum/General Conference 2000. Currently he serves on the Board of Examiners and Instructors for the Washington Annual Conference AME Institute and is the Assistant Treasurer of the Washington Annual Conference. Together he and Rev. Kellie have founded H & K Ministries, dedicated to transformation/strategic life coaching to empower couples, and individuals to walk in purpose and power, to enable leadership and community development.

 

 

Inspired by God, and encouraged by Elder George A. Manning, to establish an AME Church in Landover, Maryland, Rev. Hayes and family, on Sunday, Jan.3, 1993 opened the doors of New Liberation AME Church. Rev. Hayes served New Liberation and the Landover community going on eight years. In October of the year 2000, at the Mid-Year Conference in Wilmington, North Carolina, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, Bishop Anderson appointed Rev. Hayes to the historic Hunter Memorial AME Church in Suitland, Maryland. In April of 2001, Pastor Hayes boldly led the faithful people of Hunter into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art worship center in a 36,000 square foot shopping center. In December of 2002, God blessed Hunter to acquire a mortgage for the entire shopping center, now known as Kingdom Power Plaza. His prayer is that Hunter will always be a place where the fresh bread of the Word is being served to a hungry, and seeking generation; and disciples are being equipped to serve the Suitland community and advance the Kingdom of God.

Rev. Kellie V. Hayes

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Rev. Kellie V. Hayes

Rev. Kellie V. Hayes is the Executive Pastor of Hunter Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in Suitland, Maryland, where her husband, the Rev. Harold B. Hayes, Jr. is the Senior Pastor. Together they are the founders of H & K Ministries, Inc. a ministry dedicated to discipleship, leadership training, and relationship/marriage enrichment. She is the proud mother of three Kingdom purposed young adults, Shante Venice, Shannon Kellene and Joshua Imani. She attended Hampton University and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Her Master’s Thesis was entitled “Lifting as We Climb” A Womanist Perspective on the Necessity of Women’s Ministry in the African American Church. Her passion for the liberation and empowerment of women fuels her work as the Director of Kingdom Women’s Ministry.

 

 

Rev. Hayes is a certified Executive Life Coach, through Lifeforming/Dream Releasers Coaching, and is in pursuit of Professional Executive Leadership Coaching status with the International Coach Federation. She has completed the Foundations in Christian Leadership Certificate Program at the Duke Divinity School. As a result, she has launched LifeVision Power Coaching & Consulting. LifeVision exists to coach organizations, executives and individuals to reach their maximum potential, living life and conducting business with passion and purpose now, seizing each moment as destiny fulfillment. Her desire is to honor God with her life by using the gifts that God has given her to leave a legacy of healing and hope in her generation and the next.

“..for who knows but that you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this.” Esther 4:14

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