Leadership Team

Pastor Donald C. Hayes

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

Pastor Don was installed as Pastor of the Oakland Baptist Church April 2, 2006. A native of Washington, DC, he is the 9th pastor in the 129-year history of the Church.  He accepted the call to the ministry and was ordained in December 1996. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Liberty University and a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Johns Hopkins University. He and his wife, Gloria, have two adult children, Kianna and Quentin.


  • Steven Whittenburg
  • Samuel Hillmon
  • Larry Fox
  • Eric Bradshaw