is the Senior Pastor and Chief Visionary of the Coney Island Cathedral Inc. and the Presiding Prelate of The Restoration Fellowship Inc.


He has been Pastoring for 23 years. Bishop Hobbs has the universal support of his wife Donna and is the proud father of a son and two daughters. He works continuously and tirelessly on behalf of the entire Coney Island Community to foster spiritual, social, educational, economic, and community development.


Bishop Hobbswas born in Nassau County, New York and was called to preach the Gospel and has been an ardent servant for the Lord since the age of 14.

He pursued his training and received a Doctorate from Martha's Vineyard Theological Seminary in Massachusetts.

Bishop Waylyn Hobbs, Jr.continues to accomplish and be an individual which the will of God is made manifest. His love for Ministry and the things of God has led to the inception of Bishop Waylyn Hobbs, Jr., Ministries, which was formed to enrich the lives of family, church and the community. Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. Ministries enables all who will come into the fullness of what God has to offer according to the word & will of God.

Bishop Hobbshas distinguished himself as a vibrant, passionate and effervescent Minister of the Gospel. There is not a soul that does not compel his heart to serve. Not only has he lived a major portion of his life as a soul winning vessel, he has exemplified an overall and complete passion for God's Creation... His people. He is a visionary that believes in the whole man. In his continuous preserving love of man, has developed and is taking key roles in facilitating in the advancement of the mind, body and soul of mankind. He serves as the President of the 60th Precinct Community Council, the Clergy liaison for the New York City Police Department, and plays an active role in many of the community based organizations of Coney Island and the surrounding areas, including the Cathedral Inc., Services for Success, a Not-for-Profit Corporation, that serves to aid in the necessities for a successful life and is the umbrella that houses the programs for successful living.

As Presiding Prelate of Restoration Fellowship an International consortium of Ministries in New York, Baltimore, Louisiana, South Carolina and Nigeria Bishop Hobbs has an opportunity to share his ministry internationally. He has been the recipient of many leadership proclamations, community service, and religious awards. These are a few written testament to his dedication and commitment to God's people and Ministry. 

Bishop Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. also Founded the Long Island Workshop Choir.
Served for 10 years as President of the United Minister's Alliance.
​which is inclusive of various denominations and ethnic backgrounds.
Serves on the Friends of the Boardwalk Committee.
Serves as Deputy Mayor of the Village of Hempstead.

Bishop Waylyn Hobbs, Jr.

Contact Bishop Waylyn Hobbs, Jr.

Bishop@ConeyIslandCathedral.com

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