Meet Dr. Scott Hanberry

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MY FAMILY: I have been married to Stephanie for 23 years and we have three girls, Hannah, Haley, & Heidi! We also have a one-year-old Boxer named Hudson Taylor (after the missionary)

MY STORY: At the age of 11, I wanted the Jesus of my family, but over time I discovered that borrowed faith didn’t work for me. After a turbulent and rebellious season of life, I trusted Jesus as my personal Lord and savior at age 18. Learn more about my story HERE. Ive had the incredible privilege of pastoring established churches, starting new churches, teaching in seminary, and traveling the globe on mission.

MY FAVORITE VERSE: But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

MY FAVORITE QUOTE(s): “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” C.S. Lewis

He that can toy with his ministry and count it to be like a trade, or like any other profession, was never called of God. But he that has a charge pressing on his heart, and a woe ringing in his ear, and preaches as though he heard the cried of hell behind him, and saw his God looking down on him--oh, how that man entreats the Lord that his hearers may not hear in vain! C.H.Spurgeon

“Lost people matter to God…lost people should matter to God’s people!” Bill Hybels

MY FAVORITE MOVIE(s): Gladiator, Forrest Gump, Gods and Generals

MY FAVORITE HOBBIES: Whitetail deer hunting, reading, Doing anything that involves hanging out with my family!

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Dr. Scott Hanberry, a native of Hattiesburg, became the Senior Pastor of Hardy Street Baptist Church on October 1, 2015. Dr. Hanberry has served previously as Senior Pastor of two churches, one of which he was the founding pastor. Dr. Hanberry has also served in Interim pastorates and in Associate Pastor positions with responsibilities for students, education, and missions... Bro. Scott served through denominational positions with LifeWay Christian Resources and the New Orleans Seminary. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three daughters.

Dr. Hanberry has devoted the better part of his 29 year Christian journey studying prayer & spiritual awakening, including his doctoral project on "initiating a culture of prayer".  Learn more about the 517 Prayer Ministry at Hardy Street Baptist Church by clicking the logo below: 

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Dr. Scott Hanberry, Senior Pastor