Brother Reggie Hayes grew up in the “Bible belt,” in Greensboro, NC, where his religion was greatly influenced by his two great-grandmothers and godfather. Attending a multitude of churches such as Hayes Memorial Pentecostal, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, the exposure across Christian denominational borders has helped form and articulate the ecumenical theme of his theology. Additionally, being a well-traveled student, he experienced the many faces of God being embraced by the Muslim and monastic communities as well as worshipped in Jewish Communities and celebrated mass in the Catholic faith.
Bro. Reggie Hayes was confirmed in the Episcopal Church on September 18, 2021, and now sojourns the path to ordination as a postulant in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Informing his ministry, God continues to initiate inter-faith relationships through the exposure of intercultural/faith theological foundations. For fun, Reggie likes to travel, read, and go hiking with his family. As a warm human being who cares about the well-being of others, Bro. Reggie brings a wealth of personal experience to the ministry which has helped him solidify his call to Chaplaincy. Indeed, he is now serving as lay chaplain and religion instructor at the Bishop Walker School for Boys in Washington, an outreach partner of Immanuel.