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Our pastors

pastor omari k. hughes

Reverend Omari K. Hughes serves alongside his sister in Christ, Rev. Sheleta E. Fomby as the Co-Pastor and Co-Founder of the New Life Church in Laurel, Md. Born in Richmond, Va, Pastor Hughes is the son of Frank and Cheryll Hughes, the proud father of an amazing son, Khalil Omari and husband of the love of his life, Natalie Mischel Hughes.  


He obtained his B.A. in broadcast journalism from Hampton University and his M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in the spring of 2012.


From 2012-2018, Pastor Hughes was blessed to serve as the Pastor of the Church of the Redeemer Baptist in Philadelphia, PA. In 2018 he was called to return back to his home church-Reid Temple AME, where he was blessed to sit and serve under the visionary leadership of his Father in Ministry Dr. Lee P. Washington, former Senior Pastor of the Reid Temple AME Church. It was under Dr. Washington’s spirit lead leadership, that he was first called to serve alongside Rev. Fomby, as the Co-Lead of Reid Temple’s New Life Laurel, an off-site ministry of the church. Under their Co-Leadership, that ministry grew from a monthly bible study, to a weekly gathering averaging over 400 persons in attendance. 


In the spring of 2020, Reverend Hughes left Reid Temple to plant and serve as the Co-Founder and Co-Pastor of New Life Church.  In doing so, he sincerely believes that he is fulfilling his Kingdom assignment, pursuing his destiny in Christ and answering the unique call upon his life to serve God’s people during such a time as this.

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