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Rev. Dr. Marshall Hatch, Sr.


MB Member
Chicago State University
Appointed: 1/24/2019

Marshall Elijah Hatch, Sr. has been the Pastor of the New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church located in the heart of Chicago’s West Garfield community since 1993. Born March 11, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, Marshall Hatch is a native of the west side. His spiritual development began in Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of his father, the late Reverend Elijah Hatch. In 1985, he was ordained as a minister, and later in that same year was appointed as Pastor of the Commonwealth Missionary Baptist Church in North Lawndale.

In 1998 he was appointed a Merrill Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This honor was shared with three other distinguished scholars in the practice of ministry in the spring of 1999. In August 2000, Marshall Hatch was appointed an Adjunct Professor on the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. In November of 2006, he was awarded the Weston Howland Jr. Grant and Award for Civic Leadership from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. In January 2007, he served as Bates College Martin Luther King Day guest speaker in Lewiston, Maine. In 2009 he was appointed and currently serves as Professor of Urban Ministry at Northern Baptist Seminary in Lombard, Illinois.

Pastor Hatch has earned both a doctorate and masters degrees in ministry and theological studies, respectively from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He also holds a Masters degree in government from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelors degree in political science from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.