Rev. Dr. Conley H. Hughes, Jr
Conley H. Hughes, Jr. has the distinct honor of having served for the past 25 years as senior pastor of the Concord Baptist Church in Milton, Massachusetts. As senior minister, Pastor Hughes presides over a multi-generational Christian fellowship, with a unique character of being an inviting, word-affirming, spirit-empowering, and disciple-seeking congregation. Prior to serving Concord Church, Reverend Hughes served for 9 years as pastor of the historic Calvary Baptist Church in Haverhill Massachusetts.
Pastor Hughes believes firmly in the servant-leader concept of ministry with a passion for attaining visionary goals, while cultivating healthy spiritual relationships. Accepting the call to ministry and having been licensed on May 10, 1970 and ordained on August 14, 1974, Reverend Hughes has full ordination standing with the American Baptist Churches, USA. He has participated in Christian ministry for over four decades.
Pastor Hughes is an advocate of life-long learning and has a passion for communicating the Gospel message in a manner that is practical, while theologically sound, and encourages the listener to pursue personal responsibility, growth and transformation.
Pastor Hughes has served as preacher, mentor, university staff, field education supervisor for seminary students at five theological institutions, and pastoral mentor for pastoral residents in the Transition in Ministry Program of the Lily Foundation. Reverend Hughes has served as president of the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts, the New England Baptist Council, and as an adjunct instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Wheelock College.
- Board of Governors, Danielson Institute of Boston University Alumni Advisory Board
- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- General Assembly, National Council of Churches of Christ
- Board of Preachers, Morehouse College
- King-Gandhi-Ikeda Award, Morehouse College
- Religious Leader Award, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
Pastor Hughes has been married for 37 years to Moreen Patricia Hughes (nee Forde), a gifted -retired educator and ordained minister, who shares with her husband in ministry. They are the grateful parents of 3 children, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and six grandchildren.