Pastor Richard D. Hayes

Richard D. Hayes

Senior Pastor
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Welcome to a New Day! I warmly welcome you to join our New Day family. I am honored to have you visit our website and would love nothing more than to have you come worship with us!

Pastor Richard D. Hayes, was raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, served 10 years in the United States Army, and has several college degrees. He received his call to the ministry at an early age. He is known as a dynamic Gospel preacher, speaker, and master of ceremonies. His soul-stirring messages reach out to a diverse audience and have a positive impact on the Kingdom of God.

In April of 2006 Pastor Hayes founded his first church in Hinesville, Georgia. He currently serves as the pastor of New Day Community Church. The ministry has made a major mark in the community through serving God’s people. Pastor Hayes is currently the President of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County, a Vice-President of the United Way of Liberty County Executive Board, a member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, and he works tirelessly throughout the community.

Pastor Hayes has been married for over 17 years to First Lady Opel S. Hayes. They have three beautiful children and currently reside in Hinesville, Georgia.

Opel Hayes

Church Administrator
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DSC_0107 copy-MLady Opel S. Hayes was born in Cordele, Georgia. She is married to Pastor Richard D. Hayes and is truly the backbone to everything that Pastor Hayes stands for. She is also accomplished in her own right, holding a college degree, with honors. Lady Hayes has received recognition for her excellence in administration. She is visible throughout the Hinesville Community helping to plan, lead, and support various events. She is known as a sweet, loving mother of three beautiful children. She works diligently with the Finance Department and also oversees the Church Administration.

When Pastor Hayes is not available to fulfill an assignment, she is always ready, willing, and able to step in. Lady Hayes’ workload has continually increased as the ministry has grown and God has gifted her to bring a special calmness to difficult situations.