Our Pastor

                                        

                                

   REVEREND OMARI K. HUGHES          

    The Church of the Redeemer Baptist

    Princeton Theological Seminary  

                                                                          

Reverend  Omari Hughes, the son of Frank and Cheryll Hughes, is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He is the husband of Natalie Marshall Hughes and together they are the proud parents of Khalil Omari. He is a graduate of Hampton University where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. He graduated from Hampton University Magna Cum Laude in the Spring of 2006.

Upon graduation from Hampton, Reverend Hughes accepted as position as Director of New Media at WMAR-TV ABC2 News in Baltimore, Maryland. There he managed the station's interactive department. In addition to his managerial  roles, Reverend Hughes also served as the anchor of a new and innovative online only show, the ABC2 Netcast.

After two years, Reverend Hughes left Channel 2 in February of 2009 to accept a position as the Director of Interactive Communications  for MsgWorx, an interactive communications company specializing in multimedia based communications. There he headed the company's production department overseeing the production of the company's online communications and helped to shape the structure and direction of a young and swiftly growing company.

Reverend Hughes acknowledged his call to the ministry in the Fall of 2008. He was blessed to receive his license to preach from the Second Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia in 2009 under Reverend Dr. James H. Harris, Senior Pastor. To prepare himself for God's ministry he left his position a MsgWorx to enroll as a full time student at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he received his Masters of Divinity Degree.

During the summer of 2010, Reverend Hughes served as intern minister at the Christ Presbyterian Church in Ghana, West Africa. It was a life altering experiencing that God used to confirm Reverend Hughes' call to the Pastorate. Reverend Hughes was ordained at the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA, where he served as interim Youth Minister.

Reverend Hughes was called to serve as interim Preacher at the Church of The Redeemer Baptist, in Philadelphia, PA in January of 2013. As the church saw fit, he was soon called to serve as Interim Pastor and on October 28, 2013 he was called to serve as the 5th Pastor of The Church of the Redeemer Baptist. Reverend Hughes believes that God has called The Church of the Redeemer to Go Higher! He looks forward to serving God and the church as they strive together to carry out the vision of God for this great congregation.