Harvey L. Hale Sr.
Pastor of Fountain of Praise Church
The Early Years
Pastor Hale born in Pensacola, FL and Highland Park, MI native was called at an early age to preach the gospel. As a young man, Pastor Hale was an All-State and All-American basketball player in both high school and junior college. He attended Shasta Junior College and was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in 1986. Pastor Hale met his lovely wife “Lady J”, in Amarillo, Texas. She was, in those days, a young volleyball player and record holder herself. Pastor Hale began his spiritual journey in 1985. Under the tutelage of Bishop Aaron Charles Blake Sr., he began to know God for himself and accepted him as the captain of his life. Growing and learning from Bishop Blake destined him to be a leader in the faith and in 1996, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Science from West Texas State University.
The Beginning of a Ministry
In 1997, Pastor Hale began working full-time in ministry reaching the lost and caring for burdened souls on a global scale. Pastor Hale and his family ventured to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he was led by Bishop Michael L. Shelby at God’s House Church. Pastors and various ministries began inquiring of Bishop Shelby, asking for then Elder Hale, to minister in their region. Bishop Shelby would often tell others that they would be blessed by this anointed preacher. Names such as “The Preaching Machine and The Hale Storm” became recognizable both far and wide as the preacher who is unashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A New Journey Begins
Over the years, Pastor Hale and Lady Jennetta Hale had three children, Harvey Jr., Tiffany, and Michelle. In 2011, Pastor Hale and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas. There, he was a member of Genesis Full Life Fellowship Church under the leadership of Bishop Douglass Thompson. During his evangelistic tenure, Pastor Hale was later called to pastoralship. After discussing the vision with his wife, concerning the new direction God instructed, Pastor Hale moved into position. Pastor Hale is on a mission to spread the word of God to a dying world, to reach the lost, to demonstrate God's love, and to lead God's people to a Christ centered, victorious life.