Pastor Benjamin E.V. Lett

Reverend 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 A. and Geraldine W. Lett. In 1977, he was licensed to preach at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church #2 in Mobile and was ordained in 1979.

It was at the University of Alabama that Reverend Lett received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious and Social Studies. Reverend Lett received a Master of Divinity Degree, concentrating in Bible, Counseling, and Pastoral Care through Morehouse School of Religion ITC in 1985.

In 1981 he became the Pastor of the Zion Friendship Baptist Church of Eutaw, Alabama and in 1985 he was called to the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church of Birmingham, Alabama as Associate Pastor, where his mentor Dr. John T. Porter served as Pastor.

Reverend Lett is married to the talented and gracious Natalie Clark and is the proud father of their loving daughter Natalie Christina, a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. He also is the father to the sons of his heart, Andre Mitchell, Tony Derricotte and Julius Thomas. In 1990, he began 14 years of service as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Macon, Georgia. In 2003 Dr. Winfred M. Hope and the members of Ebenezer Baptist Church West of Athens, Georgia recognized Reverend Lett’s passion and zeal for Christian Education and hired him to serve as Minister of Christian Education. He served faithfully for more than 10 years. In September 2013 Hill Chapel Baptist Church of Athens, was moved by God to call him as their 20th Pastor.

For six years, he extended his services to the State of Georgia as a Religious Consultant for the 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.

Reverend Lett is the recipient of numerous awards and a member of several organizations including the Morehouse College Hall of Preachers, to which he was inducted in 1995. In 2003 and 2007 the Sunday School Publishing Board - National Baptist Convention named him State Director of the Year for the Southeastern Region and in 2017 he was named the Regional Coordinator of the year. He served as Dean of the Bryant Theological Seminary for 7 years and one year as the school’s interim-president. For 15 years, he was State Director of Christian Education of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. (GMBC) and then chairman of the Board of Christian Education. He has served as Dean of the Fifth District of the GMBC, Dean of the State Congress of Christian Education of the GMBC and now GMBC Congress President and the Southeast Regional Coordinator of the Sunday School Publishing Board. He is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the NAACP, Sigma Pi Phi, Fraternity, Inc. and many other organizations.

He is a noted preacher, teacher, and lecturer, serving on the faculty of the Congress of Christian Education of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and the Sunday School Publishing Board Conference for Christian Educators.

His time is filled with the joy of his home, the labor of his calling, and many social, fraternal, civic and denominational involvements.