About Me

Posted by Al Hathaway Monday, June 15, 2009


The Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, Sr. has the distinction of being the 10th Pastor in the 159 year history of Union Baptist Church. He was elected in February 2007 after serving for three years as the Assistant Pastor. Reverend Hathaway has a Ph. D. in Philosophy of Religion from The North Carolina College of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary. He earned his Masters of Arts in Church Ministries and a Certificate in Urban Ministry from Saint Mary’s Seminary and University. He is a graduate of The Harvard Divinity School’s Summer Leadership Institute. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from The McKendree School of Religion.


He also studied Philosophical Theology at what was then Coppin State College and was the first President of its Philosophical Theology Club. He is the recipient of the following fellowships: National Civic League, 2001 Pfrozheimer Fellow and Maryland Historical Society, 2005 Lord Baltimore Fellow. Rev. Hathaway is a graduate of Baltimore City College High School. He is a member of the Academy of Homiletics and the Society of Biblical Literature.On April 12, 2012, Dr. Hathaway was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. 

Dr. Hathaway is a member of the following Board of Directors: Maryland General Hospital, UrbanAmerica New Market Tax Credits, Greenline Community Ventures, LLC, HarborBank Shares's Community Development Entity, Downtown Partnership, Safe and Sound, Center for School Mental Health, and The Advisory Board of Coppin State University's Helene Fuld School of Nursing. He is the President /CEO of Union Baptist Church – School, Inc.

He is a contributing author of “Children’s Mental Health: Partnering with the Faith Community” in the book: Providing Mental Health Services to Youth Where They Are: School – and Community-Based Approaches. (New York: Brunner-Routledge. 2002); “Reaching Out to School and Community Stakeholders to Improve Mental Health Services for Youth in an Urban US Community,” International Journal of Mental Health Promotion. (Volume 4 Issue 4 – November 2002); "Enhancing child and adolescent resilience through faith-community connections." In C. Clauss-Ehlers & M. Weist (Eds.) Community planning to promote resilience in youth. (New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing. 2004); “When Your Change Comes” in the book: Memories of Mother. (www.XulonPress.com. 2007); “When Affliction is Good!” the African American Pulpit. (Winter 2008 – 2009); 81 of his sermons are posted on SermonCentral.com.

He authors daily inspirational messages entitled, “Daily Walking, Working and Winning by God’s Word” at www.alhathaway. com.

He is a Professor of Early Church History in the Harold A. Carter Determined Biblical and Theological Institute.
Rev. Hathaway’s wife the lovely and talented Kathleen Brice was a career employee of The Department of Defense. They are the proud parents of two outstanding children: Alvin Jr., a JD/MBA graduate of West Virginia University who works for Texas Instruments, and Adaria, a Master of Science graduate in Telecommunications who is studying for her Doctor of Education Degree at Morgan State University.


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