Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale

Great Preacher

Cynthia Hale

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale is the founding and Senior Pastor of the Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia. She has been in ministry for 45 years. In 2004, she established ELAH Pastoral Ministries, Inc., a mentorship program that assists in the development of pastors and para-church leaders. In 2005, she convened her first Women in Ministry Conference. In 2010, she authored her first book, I’m A Piece of Work: Sisters Shaped by God

Dr. Hale presently serves as chairperson of the IC3 Conference Board, president of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, member of the Board of Trustees at Hollins University, emeritus member of the Board of Visitors of the Divinity School at Duke University, member of the UNCF NFEI Advisory Council, and member of the Welcome.US Council. She is also an active Lifetime Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated member.  

Dr. Hale is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hollins College, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University, and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. She is a contributing writer for many books and publications and the recipient of numerous honors and recognitions.