Rev. Dr. Kay M. Hines, Senior Pastor

Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Kay M. Hines is the Pastor and servant-leader of the vibrant congregation of Pleasant Ridge A.M.E. Zion in Gastonia, NC. 


Pastor Hines is an anointed vessel, accepting salvation at the age of 10. She has a love of ministry and exclaims a powerful word of transformation, restoration, and hope for all people!  Her unique style of preaching, passionate energy, and ability to connect with a diversity of people, has allowed her to proclaim the gospel connectionally and ecumenically. Pastor Hines has a sincere love for every life/individual, the kingdom, and the body of Christ, as she leads in excellence to effect liberating transformation.


Pastor Hines is a native Charlottean.  She credits the power of true believers and prayer as the impacting factor in her formative years and fruitful ministry.


Her professional experiences include Operations Management in corporate America,  Special Education Teacher in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, and Coordinator of Academic Services and LMS Administrator in the non-profit sector.


Pastor Hines earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Master of  Theological Studies from Anderson Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Hood Theological Seminary.


Pastor Hines has served in various capacities in the local church, conference, and connectional levels. She is currently active as a Conference Studies Instructor, Conference Studies Co-Dean, and appointed member of The A.M.E. Zion Church Connectional Codification Committee.


Her diverse pastoral background includes pastoral assignments in the Los Angeles California area, the mountains of Asheville, NC, the Lake Norman Community of Charlotte, NC, and recently appointed to "The Ridge." 

Pastor Hines has served as a Chaplain  in the Buncombe County Women’s Correctional Center. 


She is committed to the value of family and is the proud mother of one daughter, Jaden.


Pastor Hines is a practical theologian who embodies serving God with excellence, caring for all of God’s people, and serving through  transformative ministry. Pastor Hines is  sought as a revivalist, evangelist, and teacher.


“Come Meet Our Pastor – She Would Like to Meet You!"