Dr. David John Hailey, Jr.



Dr. David John Hailey, Jr. was named Pastor of Irving Park Baptist Church in August 2017. David John and his wife, Claire, moved to Chicago from North Carolina so that Claire could begin her pediatric residency at Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Hailey holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Campbell University Divinity School and has served in numerous churches. Most recently, he served as pastor of Cane Creek Baptist Church in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He also holds additional degrees from Duke University and Campbell University.

David John and Claire have been married for seven years. They have two Labrador retrievers (Kylie and Quinn) who keep them quite busy. David John is an avid golfer, a musician, and a sports fan with a lifelong devotion to the Chicago Cubs.