On September 1, 2022, Pastor Robert Hall began serving as Interim Pastor of Howard Congregational Church following the retirement of Pastor Ralph M. Thompson. On December 18, 2022, Pastor Rob received an overwhelming approval from the congregation and was appointed as the next Senior Pastor of HUCC.
He is a native of Nashville, TN. He is the devoted husband to Minister Harmonie Hall and father to four amazing children. For the last 20 years, he has been motivating youth and adults through Christian ministry, mentorship, education and public speaking. In 2006, he excepted his call to ministry and was ordained under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Andrew Stephens, founding pastor of the Village Church (PCUSA). Hall is a product of the Metropolitan Nashville Public School system graduating from Pearl-Cohn Comprehensive High School. He went on to earn his Bachelors of Arts degree in Bible and Theology from the American Baptist College and his Masters in Education from Lipscomb University.
Pastor Rob's three primary strengths start with his exceptional experience and skill at building trusting relationships and engaging communities. Resilience and gratitude guide his vision. Secondly, seeing the opportunity for growth in the midst of uncertainty and hardship is a trademark of Reverend Hall. These are not just words. They reflect the genuine faith and guiding principles with which he has led his life, through both wins and challenges. Congenial and collaborative, he sees the best in others and works to build a team. Thirdly, Rev. Hall is determined. His tenacity to continually learn and evolve is balanced with a deeply thoughtful approach to all endeavors. Reverend Hall’s integrity, determination, and strength of character has afforded him the opportunity to partner with many organizations and initiatives to create impact that promotes growth, change, and reconciliation.
Rev. Hall, also, serves as the Chaplain & Special Advisor to the President at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Hall served for several years as an educator in the Metro Nashville Public School system teaching Ancient World and U.S. History. Reverend Robert Hall brings a wealth of personal experience as a spiritual leader and former educator. Indeed, his high expectations of himself have created a pathway of success. He views all persons as already capable with many strengths, and he recognizes and uses the power of high expectations to help them see their own capacity for growth. He understands that high expectations require strategic support, and he works to help groups and individuals live into their unique potential.
He travels nationally to college campuses, schools, and churches speaking on his passion and focus around African American males of all ages and their definition of manhood and masculinity in the 21st century. He holds memberships in several professional and service organizations such as The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Because of his calling, ability to communicate, and reputation for professionalism, he is often asked to facilitate, speak to, and serve people across religious, ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic lines, cultivating them to know their fullest potential to live their best lives.