Bishop L. Gene Hatley 

• Baptized at age 7 and became Sunday School Teacher and became a lead singer in the Male Chorus of the White Oak Missionary Baptist Church, Apex, NC; Licensed to preached in July 1970 by the Mt. Ararat Baptist
Church, and ordained to the Gospel Ministry in February 1973 after being called to the New Light Temple Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA.

Graduated from Horton High School(Highest Grade Point Average in graduating class) 1963; Graduate from North Carolina Central University with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, 1967; Received
Certificate of Merit and Completion/Continuing Education for Pastors, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA; Additional Studies for Master of Divinity Degree – Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA; Graduate of Management Training, National Executive Institute, Mendham, NC; Graduate of Sterling and Xicon Schools for Management, New York City, NY; Received The Doctor of Christian Ministry Degree from Go Ye Christian University, January 26, 2004 in Agege, Lagos, Nigeria; Ordained as Bishop, November, 2004,
Received Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Safe Haven Interdenominational Bible Institute, 2013.

• Serves as Overseer of Barbee's Chapel Harvest Word M.B. Church and Ministries since March, 2007 to the present; Pastor of Barbee's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, NC from December, 1988-2007; Chairman of the Board and CEO of Barbee's Chapel
Foundation Plus, Inc.; President Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance; President of U-BAM(Upward Bound Associated Ministries) Services; Convener for the MLK, Jr University/Community Planning Corporation; Co-Chair Orange County Organizing Steering Committee; Coordinator and Executive Board Member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association; Convener IMA/NAACP Education Initiative; ManagingConsultant for the Bushbuckridge Reconstruction and Development Human Services Consortium (BRDHSC) of South Africa; Liaison and Executive Member of VUMBA Business and Management Ltd. of South Africa; Member of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Branch NAACP.

• President of Go Ye Christian University, Inc., with Branch Schools in Abule Egba, Lagos Nigeria and South India; Convener of the Interdenominational Community Fellowship of Churches; Pastor of the New Light Temple Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA; First Baptist Church, Donora, PA; Love Alive Missionary Baptist Church, Donora, PA; Second Baptist Church, Beaver Falls, PA; AssistantPastor, Community Baptist Church, Beaver Falls, PA; Assistant Pastor, Morningstar Baptist Church, Hapeville, GA; Co-Chair of the Coalition of Chapel
Hill/Carrboro Clergy; Member of the Executive Board of Carol Woods Retirement Center, Chapel Hill, NC; Member of the Pastoral Care Committee of the University of North Carolina Hospital Systems; President of
the Chapel Hill/Carrboro NAACP; Program Chair of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Chapel Hill, NC; Vice President of the New Hope Baptist Association Union; Recording Secretary of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention; Instructor of the Baptist Ministers' Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; Instructor for the American
Baptist Seminary Extension School, Uniontown, PA; President of the Beaver Valley Ministers' Fellowship, Beaver Falls, PA;,Organizer and Coordinator ·of the Beaver Valley Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission; Member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force for the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Public Schools; Gospel Announcer for Radio Stations WBVP (Beaver Falls, PA) WCLY (Pittsburgh, PA), WXLL (Decatur, GA), and WCLY (Raleigh, NC); Host for the 'TV Program "Just Before Church", (WPGH-TV), Pittsburgh, PA; General Sales
Manager for WCLY Radio, Pittsburgh, PA; Marketing Representative for Bristol-Myers Products Company and Calgon Corporation; District Scout Executive for the Allegheny Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America,
Pittsburgh, PA. Media Specialist for the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.; Member of the Ordaining Council for Ministers of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association; Member of the Evangelism Committee of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.

• Born next to the last of six (6) sons to the late Percy and Clara Hatley in Chatham County, North Carolina,
married to Deborah Lawrence and the father of seven (7) children, Anthony, Diana, Larry, Lonnique, Lomar, Quintessia and ZaVion; telephone (919) 967-5737 (church), 969-6876 (home & fax), email address: