Our Beloved Pastor


Praise the Lord.​

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O magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together!

(Psalms 34:3)


Rev. Dr. Evan C. Hines & First Lady Erica

Rev. Dr. Evan C. Hines, Senior Pastor 

Eliot Congregational Church of Roxbury

Reverend Dr. Evan Charles Hines is the Senior Pastor of the Eliot Congregational Church of Roxbury. He  is a professional and resourceful Executive Director with significant experience in all aspects of  fundraising, organizational growth, and effective community partnerships.

He is the former Executive  Director of the Melnea Cass Recreational Center and Roxbury Heritage State Park. Evan previously served  the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the Director of Development for the Department of Conservation  & Recreation.

As an established and dynamic orator, he has shared his public speaking techniques with  students at Quinsigamond Community College as a Speech Professor. He also served as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Eliot Educational Center.

Featured on the front page of the Boston Globe for establishing a very progressive partnership with the  Wentworth Institute of Technology. This partnership has led to the development of a very significant oral history project and  conceptual drawings for the reuse of space at Eliot Church.  

Born in Roxbury, a graduate of Boston Technical High School where he and First Lady Erica met as sweethearts. After completing an undergraduate degree in Communications from Boston College and a Master's Degree in Theology from Boston University School of Theology, Hines left the city to participate in the National Urban Fellows Program.

As a fellow Hines mastered his community development skills as an intern at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in New York City while completing a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College (CUNY). Dr. Hines further  applied his development experience in Chicago, Illinois as the Senior Pastor of the Keystone Baptist  Church located in West Garfield Park. While in Chicago, Hines collaborated with Bethel New Life helping  Keystone to form its own 501c3 and work as a developer, constructing single family homes for low to  moderate income families.  

During his years in Chicago, Rev. Hines earned a Doctorate in Ministry from Northern Seminary in Illinois.

He has served on the Mayor's Interfaith Task Force, as co-chair of the Boston Capacity Tank, board member for Benjamin Healthcare Center and  Operations Manager at the Martha Eliot Health Center. He is currently a member of the Roxbury  Community College Foundation Board and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


The Rev. Dr. Evan Charles Hines and First Lady Erica N. Hines celebrate over 30 years together as soulmates. Erica serves as Program Director for Renewable Energy Production at the Mass Clean Energy Center.  Together they have three beautiful children; Evanna a Career Coach, vocalist and Emmanuel College graduate, Ellisha Hines a real estate professional, and Erianna a Junior and Mechanical Engineering  major at Villanova University.

And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Jeremiah 3:15 (KJV)

You Matter to God, and You Matter to Us at The Eliot.


Our mission as a church is to spread the Christian Gospel of salvation and redemption from sin by being Born Again, accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Personal Savior and being baptized by immersion.  The mission is advanced primarily through serving, preaching, teaching, and ministering The Word of God to the full range of human needs.  

Our Greatest resources are Our God and Our people.

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19 KVJ)



"And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it." 

Habakkuk 2:2

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