The Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, Sr.We were honored to have The Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, Sr. as our Annual meeting Keynote Speaker.

His presentation on ‘Historic Preservation as Economic Development: Culturally Sensitive and Relevant Community Economic Development.” was very insightful and inspiring.

Dr. Hathaway is the President/CEO of Union Baptist Church – School, Inc. and Beloved Community Services Corporation, through which he is restoring Justice Thurgood Marshall’s Elementary School, along with several other significant historic buildings in Baltimore through a multi-phase, multi-million dollar redevelopment program.

Reverend Hathaway, now retired, was the 10th Pastor in Union Baptist Church’s 170-year history. He is also one of the founding principals of African Ancestry Neuroscience Research Initiative. He is also the founder of Act Now Baltimore, a faith based community action network.

Reverend Hathaway has two terminal degrees: Ph. D. in Philosophy of Religion from The North Carolina College of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary.