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Rev. Benjamin J. Hall

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Rev. Benjamin J. Hall was born in Columbus, Ohio to the late Nancy Thompson and Gilbert Hall. He is named after his grandfather, the late Rev. Benjamin J. Hall who served as Pastor of First Baptist Church of Nelsonville, Ohio for nearly forty years. He currently resides in Frederick, Maryland with his beautiful wife of 27 years, the former Dana Harris, and they are the proud parents of three adult children. The foundation of his ministry is passionate service rooted in the prophet Micah’s mandate to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.

Rev. Hall’s ministry began in 1997 when he was ordained as a Deacon and served for twelve years in that office at Christ Memorial Missionary Baptist Church (CMMBC) in Columbus, Ohio. In 2009, he was licensed into the Gospel Ministry by the Rev. Dr. Shedrick L. Fowler and ordained by Dr. Fowler in 2013. He served as an Associate Minister for 4 years at Christ Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member from 1997-2013. During his time at CMMBC, he also served as General Superintendent of the Sunday School Ministry, President of Church Council and Assistant Director of the Board of Christian Education. In September 2013, Rev. Hall and his family joined Family Fellowship Church in Gahanna, Ohio, where he began serving as Family Life Pastor in January 2014. In 2016, he was installed as the third Senior Pastor of Family Fellowship Church and served faithfully in that office until December 2022. In late 2023, he joined in fellowship with First Missionary Baptist Church of Frederick, Maryland, under the leadership of Pastor Timothy J. McLaurin, Jr. and joined the ministerial staff in 2024. 

Rev. Hall earned an Associate of Science in Business in 2000 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2010, both from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. In 2014, he earned a Master of Theological Studies from Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO), located in Delaware. At MTSO, he was awarded the C. Everett and Mary Milburn Tilson Social Justice Grant. This award honors the Tilsons’ lifelong devotion to social justice, most notably in the civil rights movement. The grant is given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated, both in practice and profession, a commitment to a prophetic vocation of compassionate justice.


Since 2022, Rev. Hall has served Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC as the Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid, where he leads teams in the successful execution of recruitment, admissions and enrollment of graduate-level degree and certificate programs, and the administration of financial aid awarding, budgeting, and management. Reporting to the President, he also serves on several committees including the Administrative Council and Joint Planning Committee and chairs the Financial Aid Committee and Scholarship Committee. Prior to joining the administration at Wesley, Rev. Hall served in the administration at MTSO as Director of Enrollment Management. He also has management experience in retail banking, insurance, higher education, and entrepreneurship.

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