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David Michael Hughes, American Minister. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1977. Named Kentucky Colonel Governor Martha Layne Collins, State of Kentucky, 1984.


Hughes, David Michael was born on June 29, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of John Bruce and Ruth Ann (Ashburn) Hughes.


Bachelor, Wake Forest University, 1974. Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984.


Youth minister, Covenant United Presbyterian Church, Cinnaminson, New Jersey, 1975-1977; associate pastor, Woodbrook Baptist Church, Baltimore, 1977-1980; Garrett fellow, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1981-1984; pastor, Bagdad (Kentucky) Baptist Church, 1982-1984; pastor, 1st Baptist Church, Elkin, North Carolina, 1984-1991; senior pastor, 1st Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, since 1991. Adjunct Professor Gardner-Webb College, Boiling Springs, North Carolina, 1987-1988. Executive Committee member Baptist State Convention North Carolina, Cary, since 1989, president county on Christian higher education, since 1989.

President Tri-County Ministerial Alliance, Elkin, 1988-1989. Executive director Shelby County Hospice, Inc., Shelbyville, Kentucky, 1983-1984.


  • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1977.


Co-chairman Human Relations Task Force, Elkin, 1990-1991. Chair steering committee local chapter Habitat for Humanity, Elkin, 1988. Member steering committee Elkin Centennial Celebration, 1989.

Volunteer Great Books Program, Elkin Primary School, 1990-1991. Member board advisors Division School, Wake Forest University, 1991. Member Wake Forest University Ministerial Alumni Council (executive committee since 1989), Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Chi (Regional Balfour award).


Married Joan Elizabeth Ray, August 17, 1974. Children: Timothy Ryan, Molly McLain, Kevin Austin.

John Bruce Hughes

Ruth Ann (Ashburn) Hughes

Joan Elizabeth Ray

Molly McLain Hughes

Kevin Austin Hughes

Timothy Ryan Hughes