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.
is a 1965 graduate of Lucy C. Laney High School in Augusta, Georgia.
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).
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.
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,
Hankerson serves as president and as a member of several community and
Community Ministry Of North Augusta (CMONA),
president and co-founder of the North Augusta Ministerial Alliance,
president and founder of the Lincoln County Black Ministerial Alliance
of Lincolnton, Georgia,
of the clergy staff of the University Hospital of Augusta, Georgia,
chairman of the Board of Directors for McDuffie Road Recreation Center
of Augusta, Georgia,
of the local NAACP,
organizer of the local Weed and Seed National Crime Prevention Program
(currently serving on its Steering Committee), and
of the Barton Chapel Progressive Neighborhood Association.
also serves on the Board of Directors of the Beulah Grove Resource Center.
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.
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.
Hankerson was elected and sworn in January 2002 as the Augusta-Richmond
County Commissioner, District 5 and served thru December 2005.
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
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