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about us

The V. Hall Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation and is operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes as a 501 (c) (3) dedicated to supporting the revitalization of impoverished communities through education, encouragement, and enrichment opportunities. The V. Hall Foundation was founded in 2019 with the purpose of providing community involvement, thus improving quality of life for our youth, single parents, college students, sick and shut in, homeless men and women, ex-offenders, and those who rely on the community for help. The mission of the V. Hall Foundation is to educate the community and provide alternatives so that our communities will make better health and lifestyle choices. This world can be tough and the V. Hall Foundation is ready to help.

about our founder

Elder Vera Hall, M.Div., M.S., B.S.


Vera Hall, is the former director of the JSU Wesley Foundation at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS and ASU Wesley Foundation of Alcorn State University in Alcorn State, Mississippi.  She is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church of the Mississippi Annual Conference. During her tenure as Wesley Director at Alcorn State she coordinated and organized a weekly REAL Worship services in the Historic Oakland Memorial Chapel every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The services grew from 3-5 students to over 100 students in one-two years.  In addition to her tenure at Alcorn State University, the students voted the ASU Wesley Foundation the best organization for two consecutive years 2010 and 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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During her tenure as Wesley Director at Jackson State she coordinated and organized Praise on the Plaza, which was the first time Christian/Gospel music was played publically during a “hot spot.” Also she organized a weekly bible study at the Tiger Plaza dormitory off high street. Under Elder Hall’s leadership, President Myers recognized JSU Wesley for their efforts and presence during freshman move in an electronic campus wide newsletter. Vera Hall was reared in the Jefferson County, Mississippi area.  She graduated from Jefferson County High School and received both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Alcorn State University in 1997 and 1998, consecutively.  She also earned a Master of Divinity Degree from Emory University in 2005 with emphasis in Christian/Religious Education. Vera has done further study towards a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) at Drew University in Madison, NJ.


Vera has traveled on mission trips to Africa planting churches and ministering to women and children. She also traveled to Fiji with the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference while at Emory University. 
She has also traveled to Spain, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Malta, and Rome on spiritual journeys of the Apostle Paul.  The summer of 2012 she traveled on a mission trip to Costa Rica with the Rice and Beans Ministries of the United Methodist Church. As a graduate student at Emory University Candler School of Theology, she served as Chaplain for the Atlanta Union Mission Carpenter’s House and the Atlanta Metro Women’s Prison both in Atlanta, Georgia. In May 2009, a dream was fulfilled to allow students of the ASU Wesley Foundation to travel to the Holy Land in Jerusalem for our first international mission trip as the Wesley Director. 


Vera’s interests and hobbies are to read, collect antique lamps and write.  Vera is the author of “Ten Proverbs Singles Should Know before Marriage,” which is practical guide for singles, divorced persons, newlyweds and struggling married couples. Her pseudonym for her book is Lucinda G. Graham. She is the former radio host of the Ten Proverbs Show with WPBQ FM.
Vera is known in the small town of Fayette, MS and the Gravel Hill community as Cat’s or I.P.’s daughter and on campus as Elder Hall. Vera is proud to talk about her late maternal grandmother who passed eight months after her centennial celebration. She loves spending quality time with her three maternal sisters, her two paternal brothers, nieces and nephews. Vera has her father (I.P.), paternal grandparents (Louis and Lucinda), maternal grandmother, two uncles (Pearlie, Curtis) and five brothers (Kenny, Isaac Pearl, Issac Harris, John Kennedy, and Rayford) watching over her from heaven.  


In June 2016, Vera accepted the pastoral appointment to St. Paul UMC in Clinton, MS and Blessed Trinity UMC in Jackson, MS. In 2011, Vera decided it was time to pursue her dreams and formed Innovative Performance Construction Company, LLC. She is a Mississippi licensed General Contractor with Federal Certifications. She recently was awarded Mississippi SBA 2020 Small Business Person of the Year and received the 2019 PTAC Small Business Growth of the Year Award and the SBA Emerging Leaders Award. She has been awarded over sixty plus commercial contracts and has successfully completed each one. 

Elder Vera Hall is an anointed and spirit-filled ordained minister with a mission to make an impact everywhere she goes. She loves praying for those who are hurt and ministering to the unbelievers, and encouraging those who needs encouragement. Vera is out going and friendly, yet serious about the Word of God and she has a passion to see souls saved. Vera is a single mother who has one vivacious daughter, Christian Halle.

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