David Allen Hall, Sr. is an individual of varied interest and experiences and believes the principles of Holiness are essential for changing the world. His life’s work involves a long tenure with the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. for more than 30 years. Dr. Hall has served as Publishing Board Representative and Editor of The Whole Truth News. He served the Church Of God In Christ Publishing House as Chief Executive Officer. He also serves the historic Temple Church Of God In Christ in Memphis, Tennessee, as pastor(1991). Temple Church was founded and served by Senior Bishop Charles Harrison Mason.
Dr. Hall is an author, musician, and thinker and wrote the critically acclaimed Essays to the Next Generation. His unique set of skills has complimented his participation among some of the nation’s leading theological, political and social personalities. He is the recipient of many major fellowships and academic awards, such as the “Fund for Theological Education” and the Eli Lilly and Congress of Nation Black Churches “Urban Ministry Fellowship” and others. Dr. Hall is an Alum of Butler University (Bachelor of Arts), C.H. Mason Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center (Master of Divinity) and McCormick Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).
Locally in Memphis, Tennessee, he is active in citywide campaigns against poverty, gangs, violence and drugs. Bishop Hall is chairman the Ecumenical Action Committee a local Memphis group of clergy who are supporting the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, Inc. as the farmers wage the battle for settlement of an historic discrimination lawsuit against the USDA. Bishop Hall is married to Missionary Mary Portis Hall, MD. He is the father of two preaching sons, Elder David Allen Hall, Jr. and Elder Thomas E. Hall. Bishop Hall is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the NAACP.
Tennessee Headquarters Jurisdiction is moving forward connecting back to the streets. This connection is simply about the rediscovery of the humanity lost as well as preparing a legacy for the church of the future.Many of the youth are alienated or separated from the gospel and sanctified life because of cultural and social dynamics. Oftentimes, youth lack the full understanding of the concept of what it means to live a life of holiness once they have accepted Christ in their lives.
Living a clean life is especially important at a time when sinfulness is often politically and socially sponsored. As an Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, the effort to connect back to the community is being emphasized on every level locally, district and jurisdiction as a call back to holiness.The means in accomplishing our goal is by encouraging every member to focus and work the area of his or her strength. Our greatest days of ministry were on the street, in the storefront, and in private homes. These areas enabled us to minister one-on-one with individuals. It is imperative that we return to the early days of witnessing in order that we will connect with the streets.
Bishop David Allen Hall, Sr. has presented the vision and stated "During this One Hundredth Year Celebration of the Jurisdictional Holy Convocation, I want to rekindle love for personal witness and attention to the training of youth. The scripture remains true: Flow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 KJV
We as a people know that our strength is the local church and church growth is the key to our future as a Pentecostal denomination. Our jurisdiction is growing spiritually and numerically, however there are many souls we have yet to connect with as we keep The Vision Alive.