Rev. Kemperal Jay Hinsley
Rev. Kemperal Hinsley is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born 24 August 1971. Rev. Hinsley is the son of Dr. Alice Rhodes Hinsley and the late Mr. James J. Hinsley of Atlanta, Georgia. He was ordained as an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church by Bishop Donald G.K. Ming (deceased) in May 1995. In March 1998, he entered the Army and served honorably as an Army Chaplain until November 2014. Rev. Hinsley was appointed as Senior Pastor of Bethany A.M.E. Church Parkesburg, Pennsylvania (May 1997 to May 1999) and Senior Pastor of Bethel A.M.E Church Schenectady, New York (May 1999 to June 2000). He served as Senior Pastor of Wells Chapel A.M.E Church South Toms River, New Jersey (January 2015 to June 2016). Later, Rev. Hinsley was appointed as Senior Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Milford, Delaware (June 2016 to March 2017) and he served as the Interim Pastor of Saint Stephen A.M.E. Church in Whitesboro, New Jersey (April 2017 to June 2017). He served as Senior Pastor of First A.M.E. Church, Sharon Hill, PA (June 2017 to June 2018). Currently, he serves as the Senior Pastor of New Bethel AME Church in Willow Grove, PA. In addition, Reverend Hinsley is an educator and is employed as a teacher in the Camden, New Jersey Public School System/District. Other aspects of his professional career include service in the following capacities:
Served as an Addiction and Mental Health Services Counselor/Case Manager for Unity Place I in Cherry Hill NJ (August 2015 to June 2017). Unity Place I is an agency in the state of New Jersey that provides partial care for adults suffering from issues of mental health and substance addiction.
Reverend Hinsley preached his initial/trial sermon entitled, “What Shall I Render” on 18 February 1990 at Saint Mark A.M.E. Church Atlanta, GA. Prior to his years in professional ministry, he served as the President of the Sixth Episcopal District (Georgia) Young Peoples’ Division of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (1991-1995). Moreover, during the summer of 1995 while a student at Princeton Theological Seminary, he served as a ministerial intern at Mother Bethel AMEC in Philadelphia, PA and during the academic year of the Fall of 1995 until the Spring of 1996, he served as a ministerial intern at Mount Pisgah AMEC in Princeton, NJ.