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Pastor Hankerson is Pastor of Hammond Grove Baptist Church of North Augusta, South Carolina, where he has served since 1991.

Bobby G. Hankerson is a native of Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. He is married to Evangelist Delores Bing Hankerson and the father of three children: Tonya, Candace, and April, grandfather to Noelle, Amber, Nikkole, Nehemiah, Corey and London, and great-grandfather to Genesis.

Reverend Hankerson is a 1965 graduate of Lucy C. Laney High School in Augusta, Georgia.

He attended Augusta Area Technical School directly after high school. He was called to pastor his first church in 1982. He formerly pastored White Rock Baptist Church, Lincolnton, Georgia (1982-1991) and Mt Gilead Baptist Church, Canooche, Georgia (1983-1987).

Reverend Hankerson received a diploma in Theology from the American Baptist Theological Seminary, Augusta Extension. He received his Associate of Arts degree ranking Summa Cum Laude, and Bachelor of Arts ranking Magna Cum Laude from the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee. In furthering his education, Reverend Hankerson attended Erskine College Seminary Masters Program in Due West, South Carolina. Reverend Hankerson received his Bachelor of Theology and Master of Pastoral Counseling from the Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, Georgia.

Reverend Hankerson retired from Gracewood State School and Hospital after serving 31½ years as a physical therapy technician. He is serving as dean of the Augusta Theological Seminary of the American Baptist College, Augusta, Georgia.

Reverend Hankerson serves as president and as a member of several community and religious organizations:

  • The Community Ministry Of North Augusta (CMONA),
  • Past president and co-founder of the North Augusta Ministerial Alliance,
  • Past president and founder of the Lincoln County Black Ministerial Alliance of Lincolnton, Georgia,
  • Member of the clergy staff of the University Hospital of Augusta, Georgia,
  • Past chairman of the Board of Directors for McDuffie Road Recreation Center of Augusta, Georgia,
  • Member of the local NAACP,
  • An organizer of the local Weed and Seed National Crime Prevention Program (currently serving on its Steering Committee), and
  • President of the Barton Chapel Progressive Neighborhood Association.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Beulah Grove Resource Center.

Reverend Hankerson has preached in a crusade in Jamaica, West Indies (three (3) years), where many souls were saved. Reverend Hankerson is also named in the publication Who’s Who among executives and professionals.

Reverend Hankerson has spoken at the White House concerning a series of Black Church Burnings in 1993. He was invited to speak at the American Baptist College, Nashville Tennessee in 1998 and 1999 where he received special recognition for the best Seminary Extension School of the year among thirty other schools across the nation.

Reverend Hankerson was elected and sworn in January 2002 as the Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner, District 5 and served thru December 2005.

Reverend Hankerson loves God and has a great desire to serve Him. He loves people and preaching the gospel. He is a community activist and has a great desire to serve his community. He is currently pursing his doctorate in theology.

For more information, you may call us at:

    Office: 803.279.1493
    Toll Free: 888.832.1448
    Fax: 803.441.8209

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