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Pastor's Desk

Rev. Dr. Kerry A. Hill, Pastor     

 

 

New Chapel Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Kerry A. Hill, Pastor

   

   The Honorable Reverend Dr. Kerry A. Hill is a native of Prince George's County, Maryland. He is a devoted family man and is happily married to a woman of great humility; Rev. Donna M. Hill. Through their union, they have been blessed with one son, Keon Dakari Hill.

   Dr. Hill began his educational and spiritual growth at an early age and credits God for all of his success. He participated in the Talented and Gifted Program throughout formative school years. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics.In 1988, Dr. Hill founded New Chapel Christian Academy (NCCA) located at New Chapel Baptist Church in Camp Springs, MD, where his father, the Rev. William Hill was the Pastor and co-founder of the school. Under Dr. Hill's leadership, the academy has grown spiritually and in enrollment. NCCA presently provides academic excellence to over 200 students, including students in before and after school program, and employs 40 employees with a million dollar budget.

Continuing his spiritual growth, in 1994, Dr. Hill graduated from Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D. C., earning a Masters Degree in Divinity, while serving as Assistant Pastor to New Chapel. In 1997, Dr. Hill earned his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. His Doctoral Thesis focused on "Faith Based Economics." Also in 1997, to accent his thesis, Dr. Hill developed Kairos Development Corporation, Inc. (KDC). The mission of KDC is to aid the underprivileged and prevent community deterioration, with a particular emphasis on housing development and youth programs.

 Believing in giving back to the community, Dr. Hill served as a State Delegate for the 26th District of the Maryland General Assembly from 1998 to 2002. As a state delegate, he was a member of the Economic Matters Committee and sponsored various legislation that was signed into law.

 After his father's retirement, Dr. Hill preached his first sermon as Pastor of New Chapel Baptist Church on Sunday, February 3, 2002. During his tenure, Dr. Hill kicked off the Disciple Makers for Kingdom Building Campaign and guided the complete restoration of the Academy and sanctuary. Also, under Dr. Hill's leadership and vision, New Chapel Baptist Church and Kairos Development Corporation, Inc. collaborated to open a Community Empowerment Complex in the spring of 2003. The Complex includes a full commercial kitchen, an internet lab and a high school regulation-size gymnasium. The empowerment center complex is also a host site for various community empowering programs, such as computer training, job training, youth events, homebuyer seminars, life skills and financial management.

Dr. Hill is a man of wisdom, knowledge and truth who has developed a unique structure for church ministry. Undergirded by his belief in liberation theology, New Chapel operates by the four E's: Education, Edification, Empowerment and Evangelism. Through this structure of ministry, many lives have been blessed and changed. In 2013, Dr. Hill took his congregation on a " Walk thru the Bible," and led New Chapel Baptist Church to new heights in the implementation of "THE CHAPEL" as the sub-name for the ministry.

Like his father, Dr. Hill is a man of faith who believes the through prayer and fasting, all things are possible. With his wife, Lady Donna Hill by his side, we are destined to realize the manifestation of 1Corinthians 2:9, "But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him."