is the Chief Elder & Spiritual Leader of The Afrikan
Village and Cultural Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He
is also a clinician, therapist, musician, radio and
syndicated TV show host.
Dr. Hagins has attended and completed studies in various
academic institutions such as: Montclair State
University, Northeastern Bible College, Lighthouse
Christian College and Trinity Theological Seminary and
holds a doctorate (C.C.D.) in counseling and a Ph.D.
with an emphasis in Cognitive Psychology.
His mission is to aid men, women and children in
improving their quality of life by increasing their
spirituality and God-consciousness resulting in
self-awareness, self-reliance, self-worth, effectiveness
and productivity. His methodology for achieving this
goal is via lectures, workshops, seminars, study groups,
conferences, literary works, the electronic media
(radio, TV, and the Internet), audio and video tapes,
Dr. Hagins is an advocate for developing strong
communities through healthy, productive families and
spends a great deal of time addressing marriage and
He believes that the society of tomorrow will be built
on the families of today. Unfortunately, the support
systems traditionally provided by the extended family,
churches and neighborhoods have weakened or disappeared
for many of the members of our communities. Therefore,
it is imperative that we invest in family enhancement
and development if we are to survive the negative forces
that have been strategically designed to eliminate the
Black family unit. We must make a close and intense
examination of the psycho-historical context of
contemporary issues which impact on various inter- and
intra-personal behavioral patterns of Afrikans today.
Dr. Hagins has traveled extensively ministering and
lecturing at churches, conventions, seminars, workshops,
colleges, and universities. His informative and dynamic
presentations has caused him to be recognized as one of
the most distinguished expositors of our time.
Some of Pastor Hagins accomplishments include:
* Visiting Professor at Rutgers' University, William
Paterson State University, and Indiana University/Purdue
University at Indianapolis (I.U.P.U.I.)
* President & CEO of The Lamplight Group, Inc.
* Member of the Brotherhood of African-American
Counselors and Therapists
* President of Black Cops Against Police Brutality - St.
* Chairman of the Institute For The Development of
* Dean of The Institute For Spiritual & Cultural
* Member of the M.W.P.H.G.L. of F. & A.M.
* Member of the A.E.A.O.N.M.S.
* Radio & TV Show Host ("It's Time For Change")
* Member of the Black Pilots Association
Pastor Hagins hobbies include:
* Researching Afrikan Philosophical Anthropology
* Writing & Music Composition
* Audio & Video Production