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The Reverend James M. Hairston

The Reverend James M. Hairston is an Episcopal Priest who serves in a variety of capacities. He is a Chaplain in the United States Army and Campus Minister for Multi-Faith Programs at Boston College


A Dorchester (Boston) native, Rev’d James studied Political Science (with minors in Economics & African and African Diaspora Studies) at Boston College. After graduation, Rev’d James embarked on a career in teaching, eventually earning a Master of Education. After years of running, he finally answered the call to the ministry and earned a Master of Divinity. Currently he is pursuing a doctorate in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.


Rev’d Hairston is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where he earned the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Rev’d Hairston is active in a variety of community, fraternal and religiously based organizations, including Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc and the Society of Mary. He currently resides in Hyde Park with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.

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