Dr. Richard L. Hall, Sr.
Pastor Richard L. Hall, Sr. is a native of Savannah and graduated from Tompkins High School (now Woodville-Tompkins High School) in Savannah, Georgia. He attended Savannah State College (now Savannah State University). He preached his initial sermon on September 8, 1985 and was ordained into the ministry on March 9, 1986 at Friendship Baptist Church, Hudson Hill. On August 10, 1986, he was installed as pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church (Sandfly). He also has pastored Hutchinson Longstreet Baptist Church in Stilson, Georgia and St. Mark Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia. He is presently serving as the first full time pastor of Second Arnold Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia for over twenty-seven (27) years.
Hall founded Preacher-2-Preacher, an instructional ministry for young preachers. He organized the Margaret Jackson Hilliard Summer Reading Academy for elementary boys and the Margaret Jackson Hilliard Summer Job Academy for ages 12-15 years both at Second Arnold Baptist Church.
Hall served as Secretary of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia (GMBC), and is presently an Instructor of the GMBC Congress of Christian Education Ministers' Division, and Instructor of the Sunday School Publishing Board Christian Leadership Schools at Second Arnold and surrounding churches.
Hall was confirmed at the 119th Annual Session in October 2019, as the Moderator of the Berean Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. in Savannah, Georgia serving over 52 churches. Hall completed his term as Moderator in October 2021.
Hall served as keynote speaker at the 1998 Coast Guard National Association Reunion. He delivered the invocation at a fundraiser for Savannah State University with Baltimore Colts head coach, Tony Dungy as the keynote speaker in 1992. He served on the safety committee of Garden City Elementary School. He twice served as Chaplain for a day at the Georgia State House of Representatives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hall received the "Key to the City of Savannah" from the Honorable Mayor Floyd Adams. He is an inductee into the "Whippers Athletic Hall of Fame" by former players and coaches in 2015. He was honored as a citation inductee to the Woodville-Tompkins High School Athletic Hall of Fame 2016.
Hall is married to Helen Bryant Hall and they are blessed parents of one daughter and four sons, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Hall has dedicated his life and service to God and by doing so, he is not only sensitive to the needs of his blood relatives and the needs of his church family, but also the needs of the aged, young, incarcerated, homeless, and the total community.
Graduate of Tompkins High School (now Woodville-Tompkins High School)
Sacramento Theological Seminary & Bible College
Bachelors of Theology
Master of Religious Education
Doctor of Theology
Awarded a Diplomat Christian Teacher Certificate from Sacramento Bible College
Certified to teach by the Sunday School Publishing Board, Nashville, Tennessee