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The Reverend Benjamin E. V. Lett

lettReverend Benjamin Lett is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He was raised in a home where God was honored and Christ was Lord as the youngest son of the late Drs. Clarence and Geraldine Lett. In 1977, he was licensed to preach at the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church #2. Early in his ministry he demonstrated a sincere love for God and commitment to the growth and development of God’s people. For this reason Pastor W.L. Scott and the members of St. John Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, Alabama called for his ordination in 1980.

Reverend Lett received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in the areas of Religious Studies and Social Studies. His time at the Capstone was marked with academic excellence and involvement in the political, social and fraternal life of the campus. At Alabama he began a lifelong commitment to his beloved Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; served as an officer of the Afro-American Association and toured with the Afro-American Gospel Choir. Following his matriculation at the University of Alabama, Reverend Lett enrolled at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, and received a Master of Divinity Degree, concentrating in Bible, Counseling and Pastoral Care.

While studying in Atlanta, Reverend Lett not only learned from his professors the art of pastoring, but he commuted from Atlanta, to Eutaw, Alabama to serve as Pastor of Zion Friendship Baptist. While in Atlanta he was under the watchful care and tutelage of the Antioch Baptist Church North and Pastor Camron M. Alexander. In 1985 he was called to the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church of Birmingham, Alabama as the church’s Associate Pastor, where his mentor Dr. John T. Porter served as Pastor.

For six years Rev. Lett served as a Religious Consultant for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. In this capacity he coordinated religious programming for the Macon Youth Development Campus and other juvenile justice campuses in the state as a member of the Religious Services Task Force.

In 1990, he began 14 years of service as Pastor of The First Baptist Church of Macon, Georgia. His years at The First Baptist Church were marked with numerical, spiritual, and financial growth. In 2003 Rev. Dr. Winfred M. Hope extended to him an invitation to join the staff of the Ebenezer Baptist Church West of Athens, as Minister of Christian Education.

Reverend Lett is the recipient of numerous awards and a member of several organizations. Among them are:

• Induction into the Morehouse College Hall of Preachers, 1995,
• National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (NBC) honoree for outstanding achievements in the area of Christian Education,
• National Baptist Convention Southeastern Region State Director of the Year 2007
• Dean and Interim President Bryant Theological Seminary, 1996 – 2002,
• State Director of Christian Education of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. (GMBCG), 1992 – 2007,
• Chairman of the Board of Christian Education GMBCG, 2007 – 2012,
• Dean of the Fifth District of the GMBCG, 2008 – 2012,
• Southeast Regional Coordinator of the Sunday School Publishing Board (SSPB) of the NBC, 2007 – present,
• Dean of the Congress of Christian Education of the GMBC of Georgia, 2013 – present,
• Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,
• Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., having served as corresponding secretary, Director of Education and President of his local chapter; Chaplain of the fraternity’s State District and Regional Conventions.

Rev. Lett is certified by the Department of Christian Education Accreditation and Credentials as an instructor for several courses. He is a noted preacher, teacher and lecturer, serving on the faculties of the Congress of Christian Education NBC and of the SSPB Conference for Christian Educators. Additionally, he is a contributing writer for the SSPB.

God has gifted Reverend Lett and given him many talents. The blending of these gifts and talents, and a willingness to study and serve marks him as an ideal Pastor. In September 2013 the members of Hill Chapel Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia recognized his readiness and were moved by God to extend an invitation to Rev. Lett to become the church’s 20th Pastor.

Reverend Lett is married to his supportive and lovely wife Natalie Clark Lett, who recently retired as a Media Specialist in Barrow County, and is the proud father of Natalie Christina, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia and is employed by Molnlycke Health Care as an Instructional Systems Specialist. His time is filled with the joy of his home, the labor of his calling, and the many social, fraternal, civic and denominational involvements. His strong family ties, commitment to the Lord, and training of his mind and heart have prepared him for the service of the King.

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