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Dr. Noel G. L. Hutchinson, Jr. is the Executive Mission Director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC). He was also the organizer and founder of a new ministry, Greater Works Fellowship, and is the current pastor of Kingdom Fellowship Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He was also the pastor of First Baptist Church Lauderdale in Memphis, Tennessee for 22 years. A native of The Bronx, New York, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in the areas of Sociology and American Studies, a Master of Divinity cum laude from Drew Theological School, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Trotwood, Ohio.  Dr. Hutchinson served as an adjunct professor at Memphis Theological Seminary, and was the College Chaplain at LeMoyne-Owen College, where under his leadership LeMoyne-Owen began a Faith in Action Community Conference in partnership with the Congress of National Black Churches, Memphis Affiliate. Dr. Hutchinson has preached nationally; and internationally in Guyana, South America; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Turin, Italy; Kigali, Rwanda and Cape Town, South Africa with the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention.

Dr. Hutchinson has also been active in various civic and community efforts.  Some of his involvements include being a recent past president of the Tennessee Progressive Baptist Council. He also has served on the following boards: the Memphis NAACP, Memphis Urban League, Church and Community Investment Fund, The Church Health Center, and the Metropolitan Interfaith Association (MIFA).  He is also a 1997 graduate of Leadership Memphis. In November 2013, he became the host of “Black Thought,” airing weekdays on MUTV1, now the M1 network, Memphis’ first Black-owned television station. He was until 2020 also the host of “Huddle Talk with Dr. Hutch,” airing Wednesdays on 88.5 FM in Memphis. He currently hosts a YouTube channel, “Conversations With Hutch” with new segments aired every Monday.


He is married to the former Rebecca Matlock 

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