Rod Hairston has served as chaplain and life-coach for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens for twelve season. He is a leader and speaker with a passion for developing strong male leadership to serve the family, the marketplace, the community, and the church. He is committed to building dynamic marriages and families.
He also serves as senior and founding pastor of Messiah Community Church in Owings Mills, MD, a church dedicated to developing a culture where families of any size, with any challenges, can become salt and light in a society of decaying family life.
Rod works as a catalyst for personal transformation as a consultant to business executives and high-profile athletes, helping them address their private lives in the areas of marriage and family, career transitions, men’s issues, organizational leadership and spiritual growth. He works regularly with leaders in the professional sports world, helping them navigate a rapidly changing sports culture and a widening divide between the front office and the field. He speaks often at NCAA and NFL team gatherings, men’s and marriage conferences, and corporate leadership meetings.
Men from all walks of life have been impacted by his discerning approach to male-specific challenges.
His background and experience lends itself perfectly to men’s events, leadership training and couples’ or family ministry.
Rod is a graduate of Virginia Tech and a native of Norfolk, VA. Rod and his wife of 20 years, Sheri, live with their 4 children in the Baltimore, MD area.