Pastor Hal Kitchings
A native Mississippian, Hal enjoyed sports and going to the beach on
vacations whenever possible during his growing up years. Living in St.
Petersburg is a natural fit with the various beaches and sports teams.
His dad and granddad were pastors and even though he didn’t see
himself following in their footsteps, he eventually said, “yes,” to God’s
call upon his life while attending Mississippi College. While furthering
his preparation for ministry by receiving a bachelors and doctorate, he
feels some of his greatest accomplishments have been his wife of thirty-
five years, Kellie, and his two adult children, Trey and Halie. (They are
also in ministry with their spouses.) Pastor Hal enjoys pastoring the
loving people of Fifth, preaching for application, and leading the church
to reach the next generation. One of his favorite sayings is our church
is not a country club for saints, but a hospital for sinners.
Pastor Hal's Favorite...
Food - BBQ
Movie - Remember the Titans
Book - The Red Sea Rules by Rob Morgan
Hobby - Exercise
Bible verse - I Thess. 5:24
Bible Character - David
If you could have lunch with one person, other than Jesus, who
would it be (does not have to be someone alive today)? If not
alive, my dad. If alive, Dr. Tony Evans
If you had an unlimited shopping spree at one store, which one
would it be? Dillard’s