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Rev. Omari K. Hughes

I Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (NKJV)

Rev. Omari K. HughesReverend Omari K. Hughes

Reid Temple AME

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 a 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 multi-media 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 at 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 an 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 the interim Preacher at the Church of the Redeemer Baptist, Philadelphia, PA in January of 2013.  As the church saw fit, he was soon called to serve as Interim Pastor and October 28 2013 he was called to serve as the 5thPastor of the Church of the Redeemer Baptist.  Under his leadership the church continued to move forward in God.  During his tenure, Redeemer completed the first renovation of it’s church and sanctuary in it’s 50 year history.  The church also paid off all outstanding mortgage related debts including those pertaining to Redeemer’s Christian Education and Life Center, increased the overall enrollment of the church’s accredited Bible College (The Redeemer Institution For Christian Education), developed a 3.5 acre entrepreneurial urban garden garnering national attention in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post and National Geographic, established a new Wednesday night worship service-“Higher Ground” and most importantly, continued to grow spiritually as a congregation!  By the grace of God, Redeemer also experienced numeric growth in active membership and finances during each year of his pastorate.


Reverend Hughes now serves as an Associate Minister at Reid Temple AME Church.  His responsibilities include weekly preaching and teaching, ministering to the church’s Young Adults, overseeing the 6PM Worship experience and Leading the Church’s newest Offsite Ministry Location in Laurel, Md, “New Life Laurel.”  Reverend Hughes is excited about all that God has done and is doing, but he continues to look forward to that which God has to come! He sincerely believes as scripture records in I Corinthians 2:9 Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (NKJV)