Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes grew up in South Carolina. She spent the earlier part of her career as a business owner and served three years of military service in the United States Army Reserves. She became a Science of Mind minister in 1991 and an ordained Unity Minister in 2007. She is described as a prophet and mystic for our times and the new spiritual leader the world needs today. Temple Hayes is a Difference Maker, Spiritual Leader, Author, International Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian, Life Rights Advocate, Shamanic Practitioner, and President and Founder of life changing non-profit organizations.
Temple Hayes serves as CEO and Spiritual Leader of First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg, Florida that transcends religious denominations, embraces all ethnicity, and reaches beyond national borders. Temple serves on the leadership team of the Association of Global New Thought. She hosts a weekly radio show for Unity Online Radio called “The Intentional Spirit.”
She is the author of the following books: “The Right to Be You,” “How to Speak Unity,” “When Did You Die?” and the CD motivational series “From Good to Amazing.”
She spent thirteen years as a motivational speaker across the United States and abroad for a variety of clients including Proctor and Gamble, Washington Mutual, State Farm Insurance and Compaq. She is a much sought after and gifted public speaker, who supports causes that touch the human heart, improves people’s lives and raises the consciousness of the world. She was a twice featured speaker at Carnegie Hall in 2019 for suicide prevention and awareness and the #neveralone movement. She is a featured speaker on the Mind Dive App and an acting role as the spiritual leader in the Movie “I am Never Alone” (2020) produced by Michel Pascal and featuring Deepak Chopra, Gabriella Wright and other leading visionaries.
She is passionate about life rights, gay rights, animal rights, and human rights and has created the following movements to both educate and advocate for the voiceless: Global Peace Workers; Life Rights; The SOFI Project that rescues and rehabilitates dogs and cats; and The Institute for Leadership and Lifelong Learning International (illli.org).
Temple is the recipient of many awards including the following: Nominated as an all American and elected to the National Softball Hall of Fame (1979); elected to Outstanding Young Women of America (1988); International Who’s Who of American Professionals (1997); National Association of Professional Women (2008); the People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards (2016); awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters (2019).
Temple herself knows what it feels like to feel disconnected, unloved, addicted, and rejected. She transformed her life from alcohol addiction, embraced her sexuality, and has resurrected herself many times. Her life and teachings are an example for others to live a full and healthy life and to wake up and stop dying every day. She sees daily in her work as a spiritual leader a huge need to help all people, animals, and most especially young people find acceptance in the world and within themselves.