Prayer Conference, Pastor Donald Hudson
Rev. Dr. Donald R. Hudson, B.A., M.Div., D. Min
Dr. Donald Hudson has been in the preaching ministry since 1978. He is a licensed and ordained preacher and pastor. He has served in the capacity of Senior Pastor since 1992.
In the early part of his ministry he served under several prominent pastors. He has served under the guidance and mentorship of the late Dr. H. D. Webb, Sr. under which he accepted his calling and commission to the gospel preaching ministry. He has also served under the guidance and mentorship of the late Dr. Manuel L. Scott, Sr., the late Dr. Miles J. Jones, and the late Bishop Michael Graves.
Dr. Donald Hudson, has successfully served as Senior Pastor in Goochland Virginia, Omaha Nebraska, Detroit Michigan and Indianapolis Indiana. Dr. Donald Hudson has a heart for starting and planting new churches. He served as the Senior Pastor and Founder of the Umoja Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana from 2007-2017. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor and Founder of the Umoja Christian Church – Dallas (UCCD). He has been instrumental in planting several mission churches in Congo Africa.
Dr. Hudson is a humanitarian. Due to his passion for humanitarianism, he has served in mission efforts in several countries, as well as trained missionaries in various locations in Africa and Jamaica through a ministry partnership with World Missions, Inc.
Dr. Hudson has studied and has received degrees from several of the leading colleges and seminaries in the nation. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in Christian Counseling from the Criswell College for Biblical Studies in Dallas, Texas. He has earned the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at the Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia.
Dr. Hudson has served as an Adjunct Professor for Advance Preaching at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He has served as an Instructor for the Study of Black Preaching and Theological Studies at the Heritage Center for Religious Studies in Detroit, an extension study program associated with the Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio.
Dr. Hudson is a trained Chaplain in CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) through the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Dallas Texas.
Dr. Hudson has a deep passion for Homiletics (the Art of Preaching). He has lectured and conducted Preaching Clinics and Workshops on Preaching Technique and the Preparation of Sermons. He has lectured and taught on Homiletics from an innovative approach, at major Preaching Conferences, and National Conventions. He is the author of several books, Sermonic Connection: Simple Steps Linking the Sermon from the Pulpit to the Pew, and Echoes of Inspiration – Journal Thoughts, Volume One.
Due to his academic pursuits and social involvement, as well as his religious and educational contributions, he has received numerous awards and citations from Governors, Mayors and Council Persons in the state of Michigan, city of Detroit, and Indianapolis Indiana. He has received numerous awards for his services from businesses and social organizations over the years. He has served on several social, educational and religious committees and boards.
He is married to Leatrice Helena Hudson. They are the proud parents of two adult daughters, Zuri Alexandria and Zenobia Re’ Hudson, and proud grandparents of their grandchild, Amari.
In summary Dr. Hudson contends that “People are created with potential and possibilities that can take them to new and rewarding levels of life experiences, if they would embrace who they are in the image of God.”