Dr. Kevin B.Hall
B.A., B.Th., M.R.E., M.Div., D. Min.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church
Pastor Kevin B. Hall is God’s visionary for the the historical St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Richmond, California, one of the largest African-American Baptist Churches in Richmond. Serving as the pastor since 1994, he has heeded to the guidance of the Holy Spirit to take the church to higher and higher heights by leading them in their walk with Christ Jesus. Although the congregation has grown tremendously during the past 18 years, Pastor Hall's focus is not membership driven, but discipleship driven. St. John is known as, A Kingdom Building Church In The New Millennium (St. Matthew 28:18-20). Pastor Hall's uncompromising and bold preaching and teaching of God's Word has encouraged the hearts of many men, women, boys and girls to choose Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord of their life.
Because God has given Pastor Hall a vision for His people, the church is expanding in leaps and bounds. With a Ministerial Staff of 26 (not including several ministers-in-training) and over 43 ministries dedicated to serving the parishioners, as well as the community, he continues to equip the saints for future service unto the Lord. Through the leadership of Pastor Hall, St. John has realized several visions from God such as the acquiring of the Administration Building located in downtown Richmond; a multi-million dollar renovation and beautification project enhancing our Worship Center; and the erecting of the Kevin B. Hall Education Building. With these blessed accomplishments behind us, we are now challenged with taking our ministry to a higher level with a major focus on expanding in the area of community outreach.
Educationally, in 1983, Pastor Hall earned a Bachelor of Art Degree (Philosophy as his major and Sociology as his minor) from San Francisco State University. Also, in 1983, he has earned a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Conroe Bible College. In 1987, Pastor Hall earned a Master of Divinity Degree and a Master of Religious Education from the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California. On May 25, 1996, Pastor Hall received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California.
Pastor Hall has achieved many triumphs during his 33 years of dedicated service to the Master. He is an honored member of the National Directory of WHO'S WHO in Executives and Professionals. He has received many Awards and Certificates of Recognition for outstanding church and community leadership both from officials in the City of Richmond, as well as in the City of San Francisco and the State of California.
Pastor Hall is the devoted son of Reverend John Hall and the late Mrs. Ola Hall. He is the proud husband of Chrischele, father of two children, Kevin (Shana) & Kavina and grandfather of two children, Kalayah & Kaelyn. Pastor Hall can always be found reciting these words of encouragement, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6).