Dr. Genetta Y. Hatcher, West Campus Pastor

Sunday, Worship Time: 11:00 AM

Tuesday, Bible2Life: 7:00 PM

5439 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48210

Genetta Y Hatcher is affectionately called the "Preacher in Blue Jeans.” The focus of her ministry is based on John 21:15-17 where Jesus commissions Peter to feed His sheep. Her greatest passion is God’s Peoples. She feels a call to nurture and encourage them into wholeness; And how else to reach them but in blue jeans?

Recognized as a uniquely gifted preacher of the gospel, Pastor Hatcher’s messages are known to be relevant and empowering. She proudly and lovingly serves as the Campus Pastor at Third New Hope Baptist Church-West Campus where she has served since June 2010. Pastor Hatcher has faithfully devoted more than 30 years to the life of the Third New Hope church family, serving in numerous leadership roles, capacities and positions before becoming Campus Pastor.

Pastor Hatcher prides herself in being an ecumenical preacher. This spirit has allowed her the gracious opportunity to share her ministry gifts with churches of diverse and various denominations in Metro Detroit and beyond. Beyond the four walls of the church she considers it a privilege to have shared with various outreach ministries across Metro Detroit.

Pastor Hatcher serves as an adjunct professor for Heritage Center for Religious Studies in Detroit, Michigan teaching a course on Women in Ministry. She loves writing and has written several plays, blogs and an occasional poem.

One can often find Pastor Hatcher sitting in the company of young people, at the feet of the elderly or somewhere in the back of a church listening to good preaching.  Her passion for preaching aligns with her passion and calling to support pastor/preachers and their families.

Pastor Hatcher is a member of the Baptist Pastors of the Detroit Area & Vicinity and serves on the Ecumenical Theological Seminary Alumni Association (ETSAA).  After close to 35 years in a leadership role at AT&T, Pastor Hatcher retired in 2013. While at AT&T she received numerous accolades, commendations and certifications. She was well respected for her integrity as a leader and her commitment to mentor and coach those whom The Spirit sent her way.  Recently she accepted a position as a recruiting officer at Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) in Detroit.

Pastor Hatcher holds a BA from Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, MI), a Master’s of Divinity from Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS).  In June 2015, after successfully defending her doctoral dissertation. She is now Dr. Genetta Y. Hatcher. Her dissertation topic is "Marriage, Celibacy and Responsibility: A Threefold Approach to Christian Sexuality".

Pastor Hatcher is peacefully single and lives in the metropolitan Detroit area.