Senior Pastor

Rev. Thomas W. Hayes


In 1969 Pastor Hayes joined Ebenezer Gospel Assembly and became a soldier in God's Army under the tutelage of Dr. Edgar Lashley. His faithful service was exhibited as he held several offices within Ebenezer. Rev. Hayes was installed as pastor of Ebenezer Gospel Assembly in July of 1995. He is a native of Mullins, South Carolina.


Rev. Hayes received an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Housatonic Community College and a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Bethel Bible Institute and Logos Bible College. He serves as the Chairman of the Board for Refocus Ministries, The President of the Prison Ministry,  He is the  President of the Eastern District of the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God (UPCAG). Rev. Hayes loves the Lord and has a great desire to abide in and do the Will of the Lord. Pastor Hayes is a very humble man who recognizes that we are all called to be servants to God and to humanity. His favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 5:17, "If any man be in Christ he is a new creature." God can change anyone. He enjoys gardening, sports, especially basketball, singing, and interacting with young people. He is married to the beautiful Mae P. (Lewis) Hayes and they are the proud parents of four sons: Thomas Jr., Victor, John, and Wayne.


Assistant Pastor

Rev. Ernest F. Jackson


Rev. Ernest F. Jackson is the Assistant Pastor. Rev. Jackson is a spirit-filled, spirit-lead believer. He is married to Sister Cathy L. Jackson and they have four children. Due to his involvement with the Army Reserves, Reverend Jackson has ministered in various countries, Guatemala, Honduras, Bosnia. Reverend Jackson has held many positions in his local church.  Reverend Jackson is the Missions Pastor and  he is heavily involved with the Prison Ministry Team, and the Web Evangelism Ministry. He is a graduate of Bethel Bible Institute and Vision International University. He is an anointed preacher and teacher. One of his favorite verses is Psalm 34:6 "This poor man cried and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles." Reverend Jackson believes that the command of Jesus to go to a dying world with a living message is more necessary than ever. As the coming of the Lord draws near his heart's desire is to hear the Master say, "well done thou good and faithful servant."


Elder Ruben Lashley


Dr. Edgar & Lorna Lashley



Dr. Edgar & Lorna Lashley