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JERRY HAAG

Jerry Haag (1966- ) was raised in Texas and served on the faculty of Fort Hays State University and Sanford University. He is an ordained Baptist minister and served as administrative pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham. Haag graduated form Baylor University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business. He earned a Ph. D. degree from the University of Texas. Haag led South Texas Children’s Home (2000-2007) until he became the president of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes in 2007. He and his wife, Christi, have two sons, Ben and Brody.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, May 24, 2007, p. 5.

J. D. HACKER

J. D. Hacker served as pastor of Sardis Baptist Church, Worthington Springs.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CLARENCE HACKETT

Clarence Hackett served as pastor of Moultrie Baptist Church, St. Augustine, 2002.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JAMES W. HACKNEY

James W. Hackney (1924-2014) was born in Eldon, Missouri. He served in the United States Army in World War II. Hackney graduated from Union
University in Jackson, Tennessee and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M Div). He served extensively in Missouri in denominational service. Hackney served as pastor in Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee and First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze, Florida. He and his wife worked with the Florida Baptist Convention in Partnership Missions ministries. He and his wife Marjorie Gable had three children: Carol, David and Doug.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

B. HADDOX

B.Haddox served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Sorrento.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WESLEY CHARLES HAEFNER

Wesley Charles Haefner (1921-1984) died in an automobile accident in Gatlinburg, Tennessee while serving as pastor of First Baptist Church of Bristol, Florida (1966-1984). Prior to his service at Bristol, Haefner served as pastor of Land O Lakes from 1958 to 1966. He and his wife, Kathlyn, had two daughters, Linda and Diana.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 12, 1984, p. 7.

JOHN HAGAN

John Hagan served as pastor of Eden Baptist Church, Brooksville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

FRANK HAGERMAN

Frank Hagerman served as pastor of First Black Creek Baptist Church, Penney Farms.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

BILL HAGEWOOD

Bill Hagewood has served as pastor of Stanton Memorial Baptist Church, Miami since 1996.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. T. HAGLER

J. T. Hagler served as pastor of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, Cottondale.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

H. H. HAGOOD

Hagood,-H.H.

H. H. Hagood served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Crestview, from 1926-1932. Hagood was a native of Alabama, and a graduate of Howard College.

Secondary Source:
History of First Baptist Church, Crestview, p. 17.

JOE HAIGLER

Joe Haigler (1922-2011) was born in Mobile, Alabama to Joe G. And Evelyn Weaver Haigler. Haigler graduated from Mississippi College. He served as pastor of East Brent Baptist Church, Pensacola for 21 years and First Baptist Church, Niceville for 16 years. Haigler’s first wife Hazel preceded him and death and he married Sibyl Caldwell Haigler. Haigler had one son, David.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

LEWIS HAINES

Haines,-Lewis

Lewis Haines (1909-1989) moved to Florida in 1917. He graduated from the University of Florida. He was licensed and ordained by College Park Baptist
Church in Orlando. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Apopka, First Baptist Church, Eustis, and First Baptist Church in Starke (1944-1960). Following retirement he started a church in his home which became First Baptist Church in Sanlando Springs. He served as their pastor until 1970. He and his wife, Ruth, had two daughters, Helen and Mary, and two sons, Lewis II and Tom.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, May 11, 1989, p. 14.

LEWIS HALBERT

Lewis Halbert (1924-2006) was a graduate of Stetson University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Florida State University. Halbert served in the United States Army. He and his wife of 58 years Willie Blossom had two daughters; Rachel and Marti; and two sons, Roland and Al.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, November 30, 2006, p. 6.

JOHN HALDEMAN

John Haldeman (1915-1990) served as pastor of Allapattah Baptist Church in Miami for 20 years (1945-1965). When he retired the church had 3,200
members, and the largest Sunday School in the state with an average attendance of 2,000. Halderman served as chairman of the Southern Baptist
Convention Executive Committee, and was chairman of the first Cuban refugee committee established in 1960. Halderman was a native of Texas and a graduate of Centenary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Stetson University. He donated 230 rare Bibles to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 13, 1990, p. 15.

JERRY HALEY

Jerry Haley graduated from Samford University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church, Okaloosa County, and Valley Road Baptist Church, Oakdale. Haley and his wife Joyce had three children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ANDREW M. HALL

Andrew M. Hall graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Kentucky, Arkansas and Florida, including First Baptist Church, Delray Beach and First Baptist Church, Lake Wales. Hall served with the Foreign Mission Board (1973-1981) and on the Southern Baptist Radio and Television Commission (1960-1968). Hall and his wife have one daughter and one son.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

BENNETT F. HALL

Bennett F. Hall (1914-2005) was ordained in 1936 by First Baptist Church, Eustis. Hall graduated from Stetson University, DeLand and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kentucky and Princeton Theological Seminary. He pastored churches in Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida. Hall served as pastor of Lucerne Park Baptist Church, Orlando, First Baptist Church, Titusville, 1944-1950, Bay Haven Baptist Church, Sarasota, First Baptist Church, Sorrento, and Southside Baptist Church, Bradenton. He and his wife Mae Elizabeth had four children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

C. E. HALL

C. E. Hall served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Barberville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

C. M. HALL

C. M. Hall served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Southport.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CLAUDE HALL

Claude Hall served as pastor of First Black Creek Baptist Church, Penney Farms.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

D. H. HALL, JR.

D. H. Hall, Jr., was pastor of Temple Baptist Church in 1931.

Source:
1931 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 30.

FAYETTE L. HALL, SR.

Fayette L. Hall, Sr. served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Conway and College Park Baptist Church, both of Orlando. Hall was married to Edna Moon and they had four children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

G. W. HALL

G. W. Hall served as a pastor, state missionary, Sunday School worker and children’s work organizer in North and Central Florida in the late 1800s. He
wrote a very popular column for the Florida Baptist Witness under the pen name Uncle Hall. The personal notes that Uncle Hall wrote to the children in the state paper gave spiritual advice, personal encouragement, and promotional help to all his spiritual nieces and nephews. He was pastor of the Providence Church in Gadsden County, Florida from 1873-1875, and of Warahoota Church in Warahoota in 1877.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, early volumes.
Alachua Baptist Association Minutes, 1877, p. 19.

J. M. HALL

J. M. Hall (1849-1933) served in North Florida. He was pastor in the Blountstown area, and was a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church for many years. Hall was known for his preaching emphasis on tithing and giving. He was survived by his wife, nine children, and twenty-one grandchildren.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 12, 19, 1933.

LaDON HALL

LaDon Hall (1938-) celebrated his seventh anniversary as pastor of Cora Church, Jay, in 1980. Remarkably the church gave more to missions in 1980 than the total amount of the church budget. The church budget was $47,030 and $52,830 was given to missions. Hall was born in Cottonwood, Alabama. He was called to preach in 1960 and served as pastor in Alabama and Florida including Walnut Hill Baptist Church, Escambia County and Wallace Baptist Church, Pace. Hall graduated from Baptist Bible Institute (1967) and Mobile College (1971). He and his wife Nadine had three daughters, Pattie, Tami and Wanda.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, October 30, 1980, p. 6.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

LESTER L. HALL

Lester L. Hall served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Hastings.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

M. JACK HALL

M. Jack Hall was honored in 1980 for serving 30 years as pastor of Russell Church in Green Cove Springs. For 25 years (1950-1974) Hall was called annually by the church.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, October 16, 1980, p. 6.

OTTOWAY G. HALL

Ottoway G. Hall died at age 83 after serving as pastor in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. He served as association missionary in Alabama and Florida. He also served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, Florida.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, October 25, 1984, p. 6.

ROSCOE HALL

Hall,-Roscoe

Roscoe Hall (January 2, 1899- 2001) was born in Grand Ridge, Florida. His great-grandfather was a Baptist minister as was his grandfather, father, two sons, a son-in-law, and two grandsons-in-law. Hall attended a one room school house in North Florida, and then went to preparatory school at Norman Park, Georgia. Hall then went to school at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Hall preached his first sermon at age 21, and served as a bi-vocational preacher for nearly 80 years. Hall served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe,  Webster Avenue Baptist Church, Lakeland, Pine Grove Baptist Church, Trenton, First Baptist Church, Woodville, and First Baptist Church, Magnolia. He taught school in Calhoun, Polk, and Madison counties, Florida. Hall was married to Madge Proctor Hall for 64 years, and she died in 1989. Hall turned 100 years old on January 2, 1999, and preached the next day at Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown, Florida. Roscoe Hall Appreciation Day was celebrated at the Blountsown Civic Center with over 300 people in attendance. He died in 2001 at the age of 101.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
The Journal of Florida Baptist History, 2005, pg. 25.

SEXTON HALL

Sexton Hall served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Crawfordville, 1953-1958.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. W. HALL

W. W. Hall served as pastor of West Pittman Baptist Church, Westville, 1947.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILLIAM THOMAS HALL

William Thomas Hall served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Lake City.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

R. F. HALLFORD

R. F. Hallford was pastor of First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe (1941-1944) for three years when he announced he had preached 475 sermons, led in 14
revivals, baptized 135 people, married seven couples, led 150 prayer meetings, taught a Bible class each week, wrote 11 tracts, four pamphlets, two books, and one booklet in his first three years at the church.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, November 2, 1944, p. 9.

GENE HALLSTROM

Gene Hallstrom (1925-2012) served as pastor of Stanton Memorial Baptist Church, Miami. He and his wife Glenda had one son.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

A. B. HALSTEAD

A. B. Halstead served as pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church, 1926-1929.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

A. D. HALSTEAD

A. D. Halstead served as pastor of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, Cottondale.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

DAVID B. HALSTEAD, JR.

David Halstead

David B. Halstead, Jr. (May 3, 1925-April 15, 2009) was born in Geneva County, Alabama. He retired as a construction superintendent from H. G.
Harders & Son Construction after 34 years. He went into the ministry in 1957 as a bi-vocational minister after his retirement and later became a full
time minister. He served as the pastor of Pine Ridge Baptist Church, Midway Baptist Church, West Bay Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Fountain
(1980-1993). He also served as chaplain for Bay Medical Center, Gulf Coast Hospital and the Bay County Sheriff’s Department. He served in the United
States Army attached to the United States Marines during WWII in the South Pacific. He and his wife, Lillian, had four sons, Dennis, Danny, Billy and Timothy; and four daughters, Patricia, Gail, Rosemary, and Sue.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society archives.

JAMES HAMACHER

James Hamacher graduated from Mercer University and Southwestern Seminary. He has served churches in Florida, Texas, and Georgia including Heights Baptist Church, Pensacola. He is married to Nancy have three sons.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILLIAM LEWIS HAMBRICK

William Lewis Hambrick (1880-1973) served as a Baptist preacher for 60 years, and lived in Jacksonville, Florida, for 30 years. He served as pastor of
First Baptist Church in Brandon (1935-1937), College Park in Orlando (1940-1944), Hart Haven, and Ortega in Jacksonville. He and his wife, Lena, had one son, Ernest, and two daughters, Sarah and Edyth.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, December 20, 1973, p. 6.
Born in the Hear; A History of FBC, Brandon
, pp. 55-60.

C. WESLEY HAMIL

C. Wesley Hamil (1934-2000) served for 32 years as the bi-vocational pastor of the Eastside Baptist Church in LaBelle. He had retired as an educator
after 30 years of teaching and administration in the local school district. He and his wife, Juanita, had two sons, Wes and Jon.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, December 14, 2000.

BILL HAMILTON

Bill Hamilton served as pastor of Ferndale Baptist Church, Apopka, 1954.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

KEITH HAMILTON

Keith Hamilton served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Milligan.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ROY HAMILTON

Roy Hamilton served as pastor of Inwood Baptist Church, Winter Haven.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

TROY HAMILTON

Troy Hamilton began serving as pastor of Rocky Bayou Baptist Church in 2016.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. R. HAMILTON

W. R. Hamilton served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Sarasota.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. A. HAMLETT

W. A. Hamlett served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Zephyrhills, First Baptist Church, Groveland, First Baptist Church, Tavares.

Source:
Forty Fruitful Years, History Lake County Association, 1924-1964.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

RUDOLPH CARROL HAMMACK

Hammack,-R.

Rudolph Carrol Hammack (June 19, 1943- ) was born in Winnfield, Louisiana, the son of T. C. and Lessie Cox Hammack. He was raised in Ball, Louisiana from 1943 to 1965. Hammack was converted in 1949, and became a member of Wayside Church in Pollock, Louisiana, on April 29, 1964. He was ordained at the Wayside Church. Hammack received the B.A. in 1966 from Louisiana College, the M.A. in 1970 from Northwestern State University, his Ph.D. in 1973 from Tulane University and an M.A. in 1990 from Florida State University. Hammack served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Monterey, Louisiana from 1964 to 1965, Walnut Grove, Colfax, Louisiana from 1965 to 1970, Blood River in Albany, Louisiana from 1970 to 1974, and Alpine First Baptist of Pineville, Louisiana 1974 to 1978. Hammack served at the Baptist College of Florida from 1978 to 2014 on the faculty and in the administration. He has served in over 25 interims in the tri-state area. He and his wife, Barbara, have two children; Stephanie born in 1962, and Shawn born in 1967.

Secondary source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. W. HAMMOCK

J. W. Hammock served as a Baptist pastor in Florida and died in Ft. Pearce in 1934.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1935, p. 7.

JAMES W. HAMMOCK

James W. Hammock (1951-2008) graduated from Stetson University, DeLand and Southern Seminary, Louisville. He served as a pastor, businessman and community leader in the Seminole County area for over 30 years. Hammock served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Longwood and was the founding pastor of Campass Community Church, Apopka. He and his wife Deri Oakley Hammock had four children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOEL LOCKHART HAMPTON

Joel Lockhart Hampton (1865-1957) was born in Brooksville, Florida. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Hampton. Hampton was baptized at First Baptist Church in Tampa, in 1899. He was ordained as a minister on December 14, 1908 at Palm Avenue Baptist Church in Tampa. He served churches in Homeland, Tampa; Wildwood, and Eden near Brooksville. He was the first pastor of Valrico (now First Baptist Church) Brandon. In 1921 he organized the Seminole Heights Baptist Church, Tampa. He later served as pastor in Nocatee. He married Ruby Dasher from Tampa. They had one child, Mrs. Anna Mae McLeod from Tampa.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, July 18, 1957, p. 13.
Born in the Heart; A History of First Baptist Church, Brandon.

JOHN W. HAMPTON also J. M.

John W. Hampton served as pastor of Aucilla Baptist Church, Elizabeth Baptist Church, Olive Branch Baptist Church, Jefferson County; Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Madison; Harmony Baptist Church. He died in 1912.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Associational Minutes, 1881, p. 16.
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1912, p. 93.

JAMES R. HAMRICK

Hamrick,-James-R.

James R. Hamrick (1930-2001) was a native of Tampa, and a graduate of Florida State and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Jacksonville from 1972 to 1985. He also had been pastor of Inglis Baptist Church, First Baptist Church in New Port Richey, West Broad Baptist Church in Tampa, and Dundee Baptist Church in Taxton. At the time of his sudden death, he was director of missions of the Northeast Florida Baptist Association. He and his wife, Suzanne, had a daughter, Joy, and a son, Stephen.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 20, 2001.

CHARLES C. HANCOCK

Charles C. Hancock served as a bi-vocational Baptist preacher in Florida for 33 years. He was a citrus grower by trade and a Baptist preacher by calling. He was ordained in 1912 by the Kathleen Baptist Church. He served as pastor at Big Lake, Mount Olive, Medulla, Auburndale, Gapway, Center Hill, Emmaus, and Bethel Baptist churches. He died June 19, 1958. He was known as Uncle Charlie.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, August 28, 1958, p. 13.

JACKSON EDWARD HANCOCK

Jackson Edward Hancock (1894-1978) was ordained in 1922 by West Hill Baptist Church. Hancock pastored churches in Alabama, Virginia and Florida. Hancock pastored West Highland Baptist Church, Pensacola from 1962-1966. Hancock and his wife Mary Margaret had three children; Helena, Juanita and Guy.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

MILLARD HANCOCK

Millard Hancock served as pastor of Forest Heights Baptist Church, Tallahassee.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. L. HAND

J. L. Hand served as pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Grand Ridge.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. A. HAND

W. A. Hand served as pastor of Central Baptist Church, Leesburg.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. D. HAND

W. D. Hand served as pastor of Double Branch Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church, Wesley Chapel).

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WEBSTER HAND

Webster Hand served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Lake City.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

TIM HANEY

Tim Haney served as pastor of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Westville, 1990-1992.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CARY S. HANKS, JR.

Cary S. Hanks, Jr. was the son of Juliaette Wearren and Cary Slyvester Hanks, Sr. He served as pastor of Walnut Hill Baptist Church, Pensacola Bay. Hanks was married to Anne Hanks.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

STAN HANNAN

Stan Hannan is a native of Zambia. He graduated from Baptist Theological College and Semianry of Southern Africa and served as a chaplain in the
British/South African Army. Hannan served as a pastor in Africa before coming to the United States in 1985. Hannan, his wife Norma, and three
daughters immigrated to the United States in 1985 and became citizens in 1990. He had served as president of the Baptist churches of Central Africa
while pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Zimbabwe. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Eustis and Lockhart Baptist Church in Orlando in
2004 before becoming a pastor of First Baptist Church, Indialantic in 2007. He and his wife Norma, have three daughters.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 15, 2004, p. 10; November 8, 2007, p. 11.

KENNETH HANSEN

Kenneth Hansen served as pastor of Main Street Baptist Church, Jacksonville. Hansen’s father Thomas Hansen was also a former pastor of Main Street Baptist Church. Source: 50 Years 1905-1955.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

THOMAS HANSEN

Hansen,-Thomas

Thomas Hansen (March 4, 1897-June 22, 1964) was born in Aabanraa, Schlesvig, Holstein, Denmark. His parents were in farming. Hansen graduated from Des Moines University Academy (1917) and the Danish Theological Seminary of Des Moines University (1920). He was awarded a D.D. degree by Stetson University in 1935. Hansen married Edna Grace Petersen on June 27, 1923, and they had two children, Keith (professor at Stetson) and Kenneth (pastor of Main Street Baptist Church in Jacksonville). Hansen was ordained by First Baptist Church of Elk Horn, Iowa, in July, 1920. Hansen served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Newberry, Florida (1920-1925), First Baptist Church in Starke, Florida (1925-1926), Main Street Baptist Church in Jacksonville (1929-1950), and First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale (1928-1929, 1951-1962). He baptized more than 4,000 persons in his four Florida pastorates. Hansen served as president of the Florida Baptist Convention (1945-1946), trustee of Stetson University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Hansen was a soul winner, and saw 4,400 converts come to Christ in his 41 years as pastor. He organized and helped build Lake Forest Baptist Church, Jacksonville (1946), Wilton Manors (1955), Southwest (1956), Lauderdale Manors (1957), and the Parkway Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Florida Baptist Witness, September 17, 1964, p. 8.

T. L. HANSFORD

T. L. Hansford was pastor of the Ochesee Church in the West Florida Baptist Association in 1852.

Secondary Source:
West Florida Baptist Association Minutes, 1852, p.2.

AL HANUSCH

Al Hanusch served as pastor of White Castle Baptist Church (formerly Nine Mile), St. Augustine.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

BRIAN HARBOUR

Harbour,-Brian

Brian Harbour received his B.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1973) degrees from Baylor University. He served as pastor in Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, and Arkansas in his pastoral work. Barbour married Jan Sportsman of Kansas City, and they have four children. He is a native of Weslaco, Texas, and was known in the pastorate for his sermon planning and preparation. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Pensacola, from 1978 to 1985. In October, 1985, Harbour left Pensacola to become pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Secondary Source:
Toni Moore Clevenger, On the Bay—On the Hill. pp. 267-280.
Florida Baptist Witness, August 21, 1980, p. 11.

THEOPHILUS HARDIE

Theophilus Hardie (1795-1833) was born in North Carolina and died in Lumpkin, Georgia. Hardie served as pastor of Indian Springs Baptist Church, Tallahassee, 1833-1833.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CLAYTON HARDIN

Clayton Hardin served as pastor of West Pittman Baptist Church, Westville, 1976-1979.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILLIAM S. HARDIN

Hardin,-William-S.

William S. Hardin (1903-1984) celebrated his 50th anniversary in the ministry and his 70th birthday in August 1972. He served as pastor of three churches in those 50 years of ministry. He served Baptist churches in Adairville, Kentucky; Drew, Mississippi; and First Baptist Church in Titusville, Florida. Hardin was a native of Mississippi, and a graduate of Mississippi College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, August 31, 1972, p. 10; July 19, 1984, p. 6.

W. B. HARE

William Bethea Hare (1853-1913) was a preacher from Alabama but his life’s work was in Florida. In 1879 he came to Florida but then went to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary determined to move back to Florida after his graduation. He served as pastor of the Baptist Church at Sumterville for two years. Upon severe health problems Hare had to leave the pastoral ministry and entered the field of education and administration. Hare served for two years in the clerk’s office at Sumterville. He served two terms as Superintendent of Education of Sumter County. He served six years as Superintendent of the State Institution for the Deaf and Blind in Saint Augustine. At the time of his death he was Superintendent of Public Education of DeSota County.

Secondary Source:
Baptist Witness, January 30, 1913, p. 14.

J. R. HARELSON

J. R. Harelson served as pastor of Peniel Lighthouse, Palatka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

C. L. HARGROVE

C. L. Hargrove served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Tavares.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CONNIE HARGROVE

Connie Hargrove served as pastor of Central Baptist Church, Leesburg.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOE BILLY HARGROVE

Joe Billy Hargrove (1931-2000) was the first pastor of the Crestview Baptist Church in Lakeland. He served as pastor of other Central Florida churches. He and his wife, Mary Ann, had two daughters, Janice and Cecilia.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, August 17, 2000.

S. HARGROVES

S. Hargroves served as pastor of the Rehobeth Baptist Church in Dale County, Alabama in 1866.

Secondary Source:
West Florida Baptist Association Minutes, 1866, p. 16

H. CLYDE HARLESS

Harless,-H.-Clyde

H. Clyde Harless (1911-1944) was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and was a graduate of Howard College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor in Alabama and Kentucky before moving to Florida. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Graceville, Florida, before going to work with the State Board of Missions in 1954. He served as Director of Missions of Alachua, Lake County, and Marion Associations before he retired in 1976. After retirement he served as interim of ten different churches in Central Florida. He and his wife, Kathleen, were married 58 years. Their son, Jim, served as a Southern Baptist missionary to Colombia.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, November 17, 1994, p. 10.

WILLIE C. HARMON

Willie C. Harmon (1939-1998) was born in Chipley, FL in 1939, to William Taft and Annie Mae Harmon. He served as pastor of Sylvania Heights First Baptist Church, for 16 years. Harmon and his wife, Elouise; one son, Willie and two daughters, Sherry and Diretta.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. B. HAROLDSON

J. B. Haroldson served as pastor of Eden Baptist Church, Brooksville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

BILLY HARPER

Billy Harper served as pastor of Bradfordville Baptist Church, Tallahassee.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ENNIS L. HARPER

Ennis L. Harper (1939-1992) was a native of Echoles, West Virginia, and served in Kentucky before moving to Florida. He served as pastor at Garden City in Jacksonville, and Providence Village Baptist Church near Lake Butler. He and his wife, June, had three sons, Doyle, Jimmy, and Danny.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, March 19, 1992, p. 11.

MICHAEL R. HARPER

Michael R. Harper graduated from Ohio Bible College and Carolina University of Theology. He has served as pastor in Ohio, Florida and West Virginia including Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church, Pensacola. He and his wife Amy have two children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

OLIVER H. HARPER

Harper,-Oliver-H.

Oliver H. Harper was born in Apalachicola and grew up in Port St. Joe. He graduated from Howard College (B.S.) and the University of Miami School of
Medicine (M.D.). He practiced medicine at Crestview and served as pastor at the Live Oak Baptist Church near Crestview. He and his wife, Virginia Nethery, were appointed Southern Baptist missionaries to Indonesia in 1970.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, December 24, 1970, p. 2.

TOM HARPER

Tom Harper served as the Director of Missions in Chipola Baptist Association. He and his wife Annette have three daughters. The Harpers served as missionary associates in Sierre Leone, Africa before moving to Marianna, FL.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. B. HARRALSON

J. B. Harralson lived at Crystal River in 1885, and was pastor of five different churches. He was pastor of Crystal River, Level Union, Pleasant Hill, Hickory Spring, and First Baptist Church of LeCanto.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 30, 1885.
Alachua Baptist Association Minutes, 1882, p. 14.

B. D. HARRELL

B. D. Harrell served as a Baptist pastor in Florida and died at Pine Mount in 1917.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1917, p. 67.

JIMMIE HARRELL

Jimmie Harrell (February 17, 1942- ) is the son of Leo and Rosetta Harrell. He grew up on a farm near Hawkinsville, Georgia. He was converted at age ten, and moved to Florida with his family at age twelve. Harrell served in the United States Army, and upon completion of his military assignment moved to Miami, Florida. He served as a layman in Glendale Baptist Church, and was called to preach in 1978. He later became pastor of Glendale Baptist Mission of Brownsville in Miami (1981-1996). In 1996 Harrell accepted a position as associate director of English Missions with the Miami Baptist Association. Harrell attended Miami Dade Community College, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Violet, have three children; Marion, Micah, and Matthew.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

RALPH EDWIN HARRELL

Ralph Edwin Harrell (February 11, 1929- ) was born in Arcadia, Florida. He was the son of Willie Ralph Harrell and Willie Mae Richardson Harrell. Harrell was raised in Pahokee (1929-1939) and Winter Garden, Florida (1939-1947). Harrell finished high school at Lakeview High School in Winter Garden, Florida, in 1947. He attended the University of Florida (B.A., 1952), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas (B.D., 1956). He married Faye Johnston Harrell on June 6, 1950, at Winter Garden, Florida. They had two daughters, Sandra (1953) and Debra (1955). Harrell served as missions director, evangelist, and United States Army chaplain in his career.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

DANNY HARRIS

Danny Harris served as pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Pace.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

EDGAR HARRIS

Edgar Harris served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Tampa.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

F. M.  HARRIS

F. M. Harris served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Hernando.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

H. C. HARRIS

H. C. Harris served as pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Wauchula, 1904.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. A. HARRIS

J. A. Harris served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Lake City.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. O. HARRIS

J. O. Harris served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Macclenny, 1899-1900.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

LESLIE J. HARRIS

Leslie J. Harris (1920-1983) died of a heart attack while serving as pastor
of Eliam Baptist Church in Melrose (1979-1983). He had previously served as pastor in Tennessee, Virginia, and at Forest Park in Gainesville. He and his wife, Shirley, had four daughters; Ruth, Debbie, Donna, Dana, and three sons; John, Dwayne, and Dale.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, August 11, 1983, p. 6.

OSCAR B. HARRIS

Oscar B. Harris served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Lake Worth.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 15, 1934, p. 5.

R. HARRIS

R. Harris was pastor of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church and Grassy Point Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church, Southport) of the West Florida Baptist Association in 1883.

 Secondary Source:
West Florida Baptist Association Minutes, 1883, p. 8.

ROBERT HARRIS

Robert Harris served as pastor of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, Cottondale.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

TOM HARRIS

Harris,-T.J.

Tom Harris (1935-1987) died of cancer on July 28, 1987. He was a native of Odessa, Texas. He served as pastor in Texas before moving to Florida in 1985. He was serving as pastor of First Baptist Church in Pompano Beach at the time of his death. He and his wife, Allana, had four children.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, August 6, 1987, p. 10.

W. E. HARRIS

W. E. Harris served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Sorrento.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

KENNETH HARRISON

Harrison,-Ken

Kenneth Harrison served as pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Dothan, Alabama, and then as pastor of First Baptist Church in Milton, Florida (1981-1986). Harrison graduated from Walton High School, Florida State University, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. During his retirement he has served widely in Florida and Alabama as an interim pastor.

Secondary Source:
Joe M. Bamberg. The History of First Baptist Church of Milton, Florida,
pp. 72-77.

MRS. M. B. HARRISON

Harrison,-Mrs.-M.-B.

Mrs. M. B. Harrison served as president of the Florida Women’s Missionary Union in 1905-1906, and again in 1907 to 1911.

Secondary Source:
Martha Trotter, Faithful Servants, p. 64.

ALLEN HARROD

Allen Harrod retired as pastor of First Baptist Church, Orange Park after fourteen years as pastor (1990-2004). He and his wife, Joyce, have four daughters.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, December 9, 2004, p. 11.

A. T. HART

A. T. Hart served as pastor of Indian Springs Baptist Church, Tallahassee 1946.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

R. F. HART

R. F. Hart served as pastor of Key West Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Barberville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

MARGIE HARTH

Margie Harth served as minister of music for 34 years at Stanton Memorial Baptist Church in Miami from 1959 to 1993. This is one of the longest terms of consecutive church music ministry in Florida Baptist Convention history.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 10, 1993, p. 8.

GREEN HARTSFIELD

Green Hartsfield is listed in the 1856 Minutes of the West Florida Baptist Association as an ordained minister living in Greenwood, Florida.

Secondary Source:
1856 Minutes of the West Florida Baptist Association.

J. D. HARTSFIELD

J. D. Hartsfield served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Eau Gallie.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

T. R. HARVELL

T. R. Harvell served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Williston.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CHARLES HARVEY

Charles Harvey (1951-) was elected associate director of the Theological Education and Distance Learning Department of the Flordia Baptist State Convention in 2007. Harvey is a native of New Orleans and served in campus ministry in Louisiana (1980-1990) and associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Windermere (1990-1996). Harvey graduated from Northeast Louisiana University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div., D. Min.). He served as NOBTS vice president for development from 2002-2006.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 7, 2007, p. 2.

WAYNE O. HARVEY

Wayne O. Harvey (September 10, 1948- ) was born in Tallahassee, Florida. He attended Florida State University (B.S., 1970), Yale Divinity School (M.A., 1974), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (M.Div. 1975, D. Min. 1979). Harvey and his wife, Joan, had two children, Scott (1977) and Hank (1980). Harvey served as pastor of Enon Baptist Church, Salem, Indiana (1975-1976), Archer Baptist Church, Archer, Florida (1976-1980), First Church, Indialantic, and Meadow Brook Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama (1990-1992). He served 14 years as director of Missions for the Santa Fe River Association before his retirement in 2014. Harvey served as a summer missionary with the Home Mission Board, chairman of the Florida Baptist Family Ministries Board of Trustees, and in numerous other association and state convention positions. He and his wife Joan have two sons, Hank and Scott.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Florida Baptist Witness, October 9, 1980, p. 6; April 3, 2014, p. 6.

W. F. HARWARD

In 1877 W. F. Harward was pastor of Mount Gilead in Madison County and Olive Branch in Jefferson County.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Associational Minutes, 1877, p. 15.

EDWIN HARWELL

Edwin Harwell served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Tavares and Southside Baptist Church, Lakeland.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

GRAY HARWELL

Gray Harwell was called as pastor of Olga Baptist Church in Fort Myers in 2015. He and his wife Sandy have served for over twenty years in an encouragement ministry to ministers.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, October 1, 2015, p. 5.

CARL HASELTON

Carl Haselton attended Howard College, Birmingham. He served as pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church, Okaloosa County and Valley Road Baptist Church, Oakdale.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

STEPHEN HASKELL

Stephen Haskell served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Raiford.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JAMES S. HASKINS

James S. Haskins attended Stetson University He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Longwood.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

FRED HATCHER

Fred Hatcher (1931-2013) was the son of Charles and Mary Hightower Hatcher. Hatcher served as pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Friendship Baptist Church, New Hope Baptist Church, Darlington Baptist Church and Union Hill Baptist Church, 1969-1972. He and his wife Mary had five sons and three daughters.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. D. HATTAWAY

J. D. Hattaway served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Niceville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

MARK E. HAUMSCHILT

Mark E. Haumschilt served as pastor of Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, Hollywood.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

N. M. HAVENS

In the 1864 Florida Baptist Associational Minutes N. M. Havens was listed as being pastor of the Monticello Church and the Ebenezer Church in Jefferson County.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Associational Minutes, 1846, p. 8.

F. C. HAWK

F. C. Hawk (1874-1960)  was born in Watseka, Illinois, and moved to Chipley Florida, when a small boy. He united with First Baptist Church in Chipley at age 15, and worked faithfully in the local Sunday School until his call to preach and ordination in 1911. Hawk served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Laurel Hill (1922-1939), Ebenezer, Laurel Hill and First Baptist Church, Cottondale (1929-1946). He served churches as pastor in Washington and Okaloosa counties for over 40 years.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, February 23, 1961, p. 13.

W. W. HAWK

W. W. Hawk (1908-1993) served as pastor of Oakie Ridge Baptist Church in Chipley for 20 years. He also worked at Nelson Buick in Panama City for 45 years, and was active in the National Forest Campground Ministry. He and his wife, Doris, had two daughters, Janie and June.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, July 15, 1993, p. 10.

BURIA A. HAWKINS

Buria A. Hawkins (1907-1971) served as pastor of several churches in Florida. He served as pastor of Whitfield Memorial Church in Pensacola. He died January 19, 1971, and was buried in Fayette, Alabama. Hawkins and his wife, Mina, had one son, Lt. Col. B. R. Hawkins, of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 28, 1971, p. 8.

JOHN LESTER HAWKINS

John Lester Hawkins (-2018) was the son of D. C. and Gladys Hawkins. He graduated from Bob Jones University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Hawkins served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Gulf Breeze. He and his wife Mary Pridgen Hawkins had two children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

MICKEY L. HAWKINS

Mickey L. Hawkins was born in Natchez, Mississippi. Hawkins has served as pastor of Cinco Baptist Church, Fort Walton Beach beginning in 1997. He and his wife Mary Ann have two sons, Clay and Trey.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

O. S. HAWKINS

Hawkins,-O.-S.

O. S. Hawkins (c. 1947- ) was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Texas Christian University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale for 15 years (1978-1993). He served a short time as pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas and then became president of the Southern Baptist Convention Annuity Board. Hawkins and his wife, Suzie, have two daughters.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Florida Baptist Witness, September 2, 1993, p. 10.

ROBERT HUGH HAWKINS

Robert Hugh Hawkins (1912-1995) was born in Cross Anchor, SC. Hawkins was a graduate of Stetson University. He served as pastor of Stetson Baptist Church, DeLand for five and a half years and Bay Street Baptist Church, Eustis. Hawkins and his wife Marie had three children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOEY HAY

Joey Hay became pastor of La Crosse Baptist Church in 2013. He and his wife Vicki have two children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 20, 2013, p. 7.

JOHN HAY

John Hay served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Eustis.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

AUBURN HAYES

Auburn Hayes served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Harold.

 Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

GEORGE W. HAYES

George W. Hayes (February 8, 1857-January 16, 1947) was born in Sumter County, Florida, and spent his life there. Hayes helped build the Gant Lake Church near Webster. He spent 53 years in the ministry as a frontier preacher. He served churches in the Sumter, Lake, and Pasco County area.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 20, 1947, p. 15.

JACK HAYES

Jack Hayes served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Polk City.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ORAN N. HAYES

Hayes,-Oran

Oran N. Hayes served as pastor of Pilgrim Rest Church, Baker, then become pastor of Northside Church in Pensacola in 1980. He graduated from Baptist
Bible Institute in Graceville, Florida.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 18, 1980, p. 6.

ARTHUR HAYLOCK

Arthur Haylock was the son of Julia Bodden and Robert Haylock. He served as pastor of Gulf Breeze Baptist Church. Haylock and his wife Martha served as missionaries in Honduras and Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

D. B. HAYMAN

D. B. Hayman (1902-1974) was ordained in January 1941, and served as a Baptist preacher in Florida for over 30 years. He and his wife, Nona, had two daughters, Virginia and Blanche.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 10, 1974.

JAMES HENRY HAYMAN

James Henry Hayman (December 6, 1829-March 3, 1916) was born in Irwin County, Georgia. Hayman was the son of James Hayman and Delila Martin.
James Henry married Sarah Ann Jackson on February 24, 1848, and they had seven children. The children were Columbus, Thomas, William James,
Adoniram Judson, Mary Elizabeth, Cynthia, and Jerry. Sarah Hayman died February 6, 1861. James lived in Putman County in 1867-1868. James married Martha Hall, daughter of Nathan Cobb Hall on October 17, 1861 and they had five children. After her death, James married her sister, Amanda Hall, in Volusia County on June 7, 1869, and they had seven children. Hayman then married Emeline Biahea Foster as his fourth wife, and they had no children. James served in the Old Guard Mounted Rangers in the Civil War as did his father James. Later James Henry served in the Florida Calvary, Company H, 5th Battalion. In 1880 he was living in Orange County. Hayman was pastor in south central Florida during his ministry. He was related to several churches in the Peace River Association. He served as pastor at Mt. Pleasant, Midway, Union, Dry Prairie and at Bethany Baptist Church of Myakka City from 1909-1910. He also served in the Wekiva Association and was known as a church starter, Sunday School builder, and he had a very fruitful ministry at Mt. Ephriam in Manatee County. James was the brother of Jeremiah M. Hayman, and both of them were ordained Baptist ministers who preached widely. James is buried at Mount Ephriam Church Cemetery in Owens, Florida.

Secondary Source:
Audrey O. Hendry, Bethany Baptist Church 1888-1988, pp. 31-32.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
United States census records.

JEREMIAH M. HAYMAN

Hayman,-J.-M.

Jeremiah. M. Hayman (December 22, 1822-July 9, 1902) was born in Bryan County, Georgia about 30 miles west of Savannah. He was the son of James and Delila Martin Hayman, and the older brother of James Henry Hayman. His parents were not pious but the death of their second child caused them to turn to God, and they were converted and united with the Primitive Baptists. The family moved to Madison County, Florida in 1837. J. M. and his father, James, joined Captain M. C. Livingston and his company in the war against the Seminole Indians. In 1839 he joined another volunteer company under Captain William I. Bailey at Magnolia, Florida, and served until discharged. In 1843 James and J. M. selected places near Lake Lindsey in Hernando County under the armed occupation act of 1842. J. M. had little education but spent much time reading his Bible and studying. He was baptized by John Tucker in Lake Lindsey on July 7, 1844. J. M. felt called to preach. On August 27, 1846, he married Martha J. Carlton of Alachua County, and they moved to Hillsborough County. J. M. was ordained November 10, 1851. J. M. was very influential in the early Baptist work. He preached in villages and the woods in DeSoto, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, and Pasco counties. He established churches in Bartow in 1854, Tampa in 1860, and Plant City in 1866. Along with Dr. Joseph S. Baker, they organized First Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida, in July 1860. Hayman served as a pastor for 51 years and his total salary for those years was $2,500.

Secondary Source:
O. J. Frier, A Memorial Sketch of the Life and Ministerial Labors of Rev. J. M. Hayman.
Hampton Dunn, ‘J. M. Hayman, Pioneer Baptist Preacher in Frontier Florida.’ Polk County Democrat, 1968.
Maude Garbutt Hayman, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Wauchula, Florida.

J. H. HAYMAN

J. H. Hayman died in 1916 while a member of Oak Hill Church in Peace River Association.

Secondary Source:
Peace River Associational Minutes, 1916, p. 25.

JERRY HAYNER

Jerry Hayner (1938-1994) served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Gainesville from 1973 to 1982. He died suddenly at age 56 while serving as pastor in North Carolina. He and his wife, Karen, had one daughter, Kelli, and one son, Todd. Hayner also served as a trustee of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, November 20, 1980, p. 6; May 26, 1994, p. 8.

RICHARD HAYNES

Richard Haynes served as pastor of Pasadena Baptist Church, St. Petersburg.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. D. M. HAYS

W. D. M. Hays died in 1926. He was a member of Zolfo Baptist Church in Peace River Association.

Secondary Source:
Peace River Associational Minutes, 1924.

W. P. HEAD

W. P. Head (1848-1909) served as pastor of El Bethel Baptist Church, Tampa and Spencer Memorial Baptist Church, Tampa. Head died while serving as pastor of First Baptist Church in Punta Gorda. (Listed in Memorial [Peace River] of 1909 Minutes as W. P. Heard).

Secondary Source:
Peace River Associational Minutes, 1909, p. 27.
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1910, p. 74.

WILBURN L. HEAD

Wilburn L. Head served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Brandon from 1937-1938 and First Baptist Church, Clewiston in 1938.

Source:
Born in the Hear; a History of FBC Brandon, pp. 60-61.

GARY A. HEATH

Gary A. Heath (1942-) was born in Rockmont, Georgia. He was saved in 1965 and ordained to preach in 1976. He served numerous pastorates in Georgia and Florida and is now a chaplain with the Florida Prison System. Heath married Shirley Peacock and they have two children: Kelly and Ricky.

Source:
First Baptist Church White Springs, p. 25.

LEO A. HEBERT

Leon A. Hebert (1925-2000) served as a chaplain in the United States Navy during World War II and served as pastor in Louisiana, Alabama, Maryland, and Florida. Hebert served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodville, Forest Heights Baptist Church, Tallahassee. and for 18 years (1975-1993) he served as Director of Missions of the Florida Baptist Association. Herbert and his wife Ruth had sons, Harold, Tim and Bill; and daughter Cheryl. He died September 22, 2008 in Tallahassee.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, October 23, 2008, p. 11.

JOHN HEDGEPATH

John Hedgepath served as pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Escambia County.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

GREG HEISLER

Greg Heisler graduated from Maryville College, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Heisler has served churches in Kentucky, Florida, and North Carolina. He served as pastor of Pine Summit Baptist Church, Pensacola. Heisler and his wife Laura have two sons.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. T. HELGAR

J. T. Helgar served as pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church, Grand Ridge.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. M. HELM

J. M. Helm served as a pastor in Florida and died in March 1891.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1892, p. 55.

JUDGE B. HELMS

Judge B. Helms served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodville for 14 years and West Bonifay Baptist Church. Helms died in 2004.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files. files.

J. W. HELTON

J. W. Helton served as pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Palatka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

NEIL HELTON

Neil Helton is a native of Jacksonville and a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic College. He attended Mid-America and Western Kentucky University (M.A.). He also graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Florida State University (Ph.D.) Holton became pastor of Amelia at Fernandina Beach in 1990. Helton and his wife Pam have two children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

L. G. HEMMINGWAY

L. G. Hemmingway served as pastor of Hatch Bend Baptist Churcand First Baptist Church, Raiford.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JAMES HENDERSON

James Henderson served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Raiford.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOSEPH LUKE HENDERSON

Joseph Luke Henderson (1890-) was born in Chesterfield, South Carolina. Henderson moved with his family to Andalusia, Alabama in 1900 and was baptized in 1906. Henderson was ordained in 1921. He became pastor of Pilgrim Rest church, Baker, Pleasant Home Baptist Church, Holt and Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola. Henderson served as pastor of more than 20 churches in South Alabama and Northwest Florida.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files

LUKE HENDERSON

Luke Henderson served as pastor of Goodhope Baptist Church, Baker, First Baptist Church, Milligan and First Baptist Church, Holt.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

RAILEY C. HENDERSON

Railey C. Henderson served as pastor of Shockley Springs Baptist Church, Baker.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

STEPHEN B. HENDERSON

Stephen B. Henderson served as pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Palatka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. HENDERSON

In the 1848 minutes of the Florida Baptist Association, W. Henderson was listed as pastor of Bethel Church in Hamilton County.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Associational Minutes, 1848, pp. 4-5.

Z. G. HENDERSON

Z. G. Henderson served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Pensacola (1858-1860). Henderson went to Pensacola from Tallasee, Alabama. He married Mattie Sterns in December 1859, and they both tragically died of pulmonary consumption within nine months. Henderson was about 30 years of age when he died.

Secondary Source:
Toni Moore Clevenger. On the Bay On the Hill, pp. 37-49.

T. F. HENDON

T. F. Hendon served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Marianna from 1911 to 1914 and First Baptist Church, Blountstown, 1912.

Secondary Source:
Leitch, Christ Centered Century, p 5.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JERE HENDRICKS

Jere Hendricks served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Laurel Hill, 1965-1967 and First Baptist Church, Key Largo, 1977-1981 and First Baptist Church, Milligan.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ANDREW ALEXANDER “ALEX” HENDRY

Andrew Alexander Hendry (1904-1968) was born in Sandy, Manatee County, FL to James Madison and Martha Frances Wingate Hendry. Hendry was ordained in 1949 at Orient Baptist Church, Tampa. He served as pastor of Limestone Baptist Church, Dry Prairie Baptist Church, Myakka City Baptist Church, Clewiston Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Pine Level and Bethany Baptist Church, Myakka City from 1949 to 1951 and from 1958 to 1964, Double Branch Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church, Wesley Chapel) 1953. For the last 13 years of his life, he was blind and continued to preach. Hendry married Altha Duncan (1910-1946) in 1925 and they had six children, Mattie Opal DuBose (1916-1994) in 1947 and they had one daughter.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

AUDREY O. HENDRY

Audrey O. Hendry (1928-) was born in the Oak Grove community near Zolfo Springs. He was ordained to preach at the Jackson Heights Baptist Church, Tampa in 1961. Hendry served as pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Myakka City, FL. Hendry and his wife Trudy had five daughters.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

C. B. HENDRY

C. B. Hendry died in 1915. He was a member of New Zion Church in the Peace River Association.

Secondary Source:
Peace River Associational Minutes, 1915, p. 22.

CALVIN EUGENE HENDRY

Calvin Eugene Hendry (1877-1946) was the son of James Madison Hendry and Mary Jane Payne Hendry. He was one of eleven children and his father, two brothers, and a half-brother were Baptist preachers. He married Mary Ethel Hull on December 30, 1909.

Secondary Source:
The Herald-Advocate, June 13, 2002, p. 1.
Florida Baptist Historical Society

EULIFF LARDNER HENDRY

Hendry,-e.-L.

Euliff Lardner Hendry (October 2, 1866-August 14, 1914) was the eldest son of Rev. James Madison Hendry. He was baptized into New Zion church on
December 10, 1894, and was ordained August 7, 1910. His pastoral work was cut short by failing health but he served as pastor of Friendship Baptist
Church in the South Florida Association and Bethany Baptist Church (1910-1913) in Myakka City.

Secondary Source:
Spessard Stone, The Herald-Advocate, June 13, 2002, p. 1.
Eula Tucker Lastinger. The First One Hundred Years in the Life of Friendship Baptist Church. (1875-1975)
Audry O. Hendry, Bethany Baptist Church 1888-1988, pp. 32-35.

FRANK HENDRY

Frank Hendry served as pastor of Scenic Heights Baptist Church, Pensacola.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JAMES MADISON HENDRY

J. M. Hendry (July 23, 1839-April 14, 1922) was born at Snatchville, in Lowndes County, Georgia. He was the son of Robert and Zilla Ann Moody Hendry and the family moved to Jasper, Florida, where they were recorded in the 1850 census. Hendry was a veteran of the Third Seminole War, the Civil War, a cowhunter, politician, merchant, postmaster, farmer, and Baptist preacher. He married Mary Jane Payne of Laurens County, Georgia, on December 22, 1851. Hendry and Mary Jane were baptized by J. M. Hayman at Maple Branch, north of Fort Green on February 17, 1867. He was later ordained as a minister at Pine Pleasant Church in Hillsborough County in Novermber 1870. In 1875 Hendry served as pastor of New Hope and helped organize the Manatee Missionary Baptist Association in 1876. He also served as pastor at Dry Prairie of Duette, Bethany of Myakka City, Sandy, New Zion and Crewsville. Mary Jane died on May 3, 1899 and Hendry married Martha Frances Wingate. Hendry and Mary Jane had eleven children and Hendry and Martha Frances had six. He was father of
four Baptist preachers. He spent most of his life preaching in the Peace River Association.

Secondary Source:
Peace River Associational Minutes, 1922, p. 32.
The Herald Advocate, June 13, 2002, p. 1.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN NEWELL HENDRY

John Newell Hendry (1881-1968) was the son of James Madison Hendry and Mary Jane Payne Hendry. He was one of eleven children. His father and two of his brothers and one half-brother were also Baptist preachers.

Secondary Source:
The Herald-Advocate, June 13, 2002, p. 1.
Florida Baptist Historical Society

JOHN WRIGHT HENDRY

John Wright Hendry (September 23, 1836-February 4, 1907) was born in Thomasville, Georgia. In about 1848 he moved with his parents to Hamilton County, Florida. He was the son of Robert and Zilla Ann Moody Hendry. He was the brother of James Madison Hendry. Hendry married Sarah Payne on November 12, 1857. She was born November 16, 1835, the daughter of John and Henrietta Smith Payne. They had one child, Amanda Lugenia Hendry (born September 29, 1858, and died September 24, 1941). After the death of Sarah in 1897, John married Civy Venetta Thompson and they had four children. In the fall of 1859 the Hendry’s moved from Hamilton County near Jasper, to Chicora on the south prong of the Alafia River in Hillsborough County. Hendry served in the Seventh Florida Infantry, Company E, in the Civil War. His military discharge states that he was 5′ 6″ with black hair and hazel eyes. Church records show that Hendry was opposed to slavery and joined the United States Army on June 15, 1864 at Cedar Keys. Hendry was baptized into the Hurrah Baptist Church by his pastor A. Wilson. He was later ordained by this church and served it as pastor. Hendry was a charter member of the Maple Branch Baptist Church, and served as its pastor from 1867-1869, and from 1881-1894. He helped establish several churches; New Zion Baptist Church, Fort Ogden; Joshua Creek, Pine Level; New Hope, Fort Hartsuff (organized in 1876 and is now First Baptist Church in Wauchula); Midway, Pine Grove; Bee Ridge, and Benevolence. These churches are in the
Peace River Association. In 1888 Hendry served in the Florida House of Representatives.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Peace River Associational Minutes, 1907, pp. 16, 25.
Audry O. Hendry, Bethany Baptist Church 1888-1988, p. 26.
Eula Tucker Lastinger, The First One Hundred Years, p. 1.

WILLIAM FRANCIS HENDRY

William Francis Frank Hendry (1900-1966) was the son of James Madison Hendry and Martha Frances Wingate Hendry. William was one of six children and his father and three half-brothers were also Baptist preachers.

Secondary Source:
The Herald-Advocate, June 13, 2002, p. 1.

BENJAMIN C. HENING

Benjamin C. Hening (1863-1949) was born in Powhatan County, VA to Pocahontas Boiling Megginson and William Henry Hening. He graduated from Cozer Seminary. Hening served as pastor of several churches including Stanton Memorial Baptist Church, Miami. He married Peachey Fleet Bagby. In addition to serving as a pastor Henning served as Corresponding Secretary, Baptist Education Commission of Virginia, 1908-1918 Assistant General Director, Baptist 75 Million Campaign, 1919 Led out in establishing W. Hampton College Trustee, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Trustee, Virginia Intermont College Trustee, Tennessee College Trustee, Carson-Newman College Vice President, Southern Baptist Convention.

Source:
1926 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 30.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

GROVER C. “BUD” HENLEY, JR.

Grover C. “Bud” Henley, Jr. graduated from Stetson University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of First Church, Jensen Beach, Normandy Park Church, Jacksonville in 1980 and Wesconnett Baptist Church, Jacksonville. Henley has served as pastor in Florida churches for six decades. He and his wife Carolyn have two children.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, November 27, 1980, p. 6.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

B. G. HENRY

B. G. Henry died October 21, 1967. He served at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute before coming to Florida. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Key West, and at the time of his death was pastor of Sunrise Boulevard Church in Fort Pierce.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, November 16, 1967, p. 8.

E. E. HENRY

E. E. Henry served as pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Quincy.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

GORDON HENRY

Gordon Henry served as pastor of Double Branch Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church, Wesley Chapel).

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. R. HENRY

J. R. Henry served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Sarasota.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JAMES HENRY

James Henry (1921-2000) served as pastor of Pine Hill Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church of Central Florida), and Laurel Hill Baptist Church. He and his wife, Nydia, had one daughter, Julia, and one son, David.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, March 30, 2000.

JAMES BASCOM HENRY

James Bascom Henry (October 1, 1937- ) was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Eakin Elementary, Bailey Jr. High, and Litton Senior High in
Nashville. Henry graduated from Georgetown College, Kentucky (B.A., 1959), and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D., 1963; M.Div., 1975). He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Georgetown College in 1979. Henry and his wife, Jeanette were married December 27, 1959, in Cave City, Kentucky. They have three children; Kitty, Betsy, and James B. Henry II. He has served widely in state convention and denominational responsibilities. He was converted at Hopewell Baptist Church, Springfield, Tennessee, and baptized into First Baptist Church in Nashville in 1946. He has served as pastor of Mt. Pisgah in Melvin, Alabama (1960-1963), Hollywood Baptist Church in Sledge, Mississippi (1963-1965), Two Rivers Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee (1965-1977), and First Baptist Church, Orlando, Florida (1977-2006). Henry is one of the best known pastors in Florida in that he has preached and led seminars all over the United States. He has served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention (1994-1996), and also president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Pastors Conference. He retired March 31, 2006, after serving 28 years as pastor of First Baptist Church, Orlando.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Patricia J. Birkhead, We’ve a Story to Tell, pp. 158-205.
Emir and Ergun Caner. The Sacred Trust, pp 190-193.

SAMUEL RAY HENRY

Samuel Ray Henry (1949-) was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, the son of Thomas and Susie Henry. He is a graduate of Mississippi College (1971) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1974). Henry served as pastor in Louisiana and Mississippi before coming to Florida. He became pastor of Belvedere Baptist Church in West Palm Beach in 1990, and has served the church, the Palm Lake Baptist Association and the Florida Baptist Convention in his years in Florida. Henry and his wife Shirley Scruggs Henry have children: Chris, Faith, Renee and Michelle.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

DONALD STEWART HEPBURN, III

Donald Stewart Hepburn, III, (born 1948), a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Baptist layman who never married, is the co-author, with the late Dr. E. Earl Joiner (1924-1997), of the book, Favored Florida, A History of Florida Baptists, Volume One 1784 – 1939. He is currently working on volume two of the book. Since 2017, Hepburn serves as the volunteer Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida Baptist Historical Society. During his 45-year professional career, Hepburn was a public relations management specialist who worked for several Southern Baptist-related entitles. Before retiring in 2015, Hepburn served 32 years as the Public Relations director of the Florida Baptist Convention (1983 – 2015). His previous service included: Director of Communications, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1970 – 1978); and Director of Office of Communications and Public Relations, The Southern Baptist General Convention of California (1978 – 1983). He is a graduate of Carson Newman College (now University) [B.A.- 1970]; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary [M.R.E.-1972]; and the University of San Francisco/College of Professional Studies [M.S.-1983]. Hepburn resides in Jacksonville, Florida, where he is a member of the First Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ISRAEL HEPBURN, SR.

Hepburn,-Israel

Israel Hepburn, Sr., was serving as pastor of Star of Bethlehem Church in West Hollywood in 1980.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, August 28, 1980, p. 12.

GRADY HERNDON

Grady Herndon (1890-1972) attended Bethel College, Russeville, Kentucky and graduated from Georgetown College Theological Seminary, KY. Herndon served as pastor of Manatee Baptist Church, Ozona Baptist Church, Ona Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Alachua, and Bethel Baptist Church, Socrum.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. W. HERNDON

J. W. Herndon served as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Malone.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

B. L. HERR

B. L. Herr served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Seabreeze (now Calvary Baptist Church), Daytona Beach.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

A. R. HERRING

A. R. Herring was pastor of Mt. Olive Church in Calhoun County in 1876.

Secondary Source:
West Florida Baptist Association Minutes, 1876 p. 8.

MITCH HERRING

Mitch Herring served as pastor of Poplar Dell Baptist Church, Bratt.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

T. J. HERRING

T. J. Herring served as a Baptist pastor in the Jacksonville Association and died in 1934.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1934, p. 94.

FRED HERRINGTON

Fred Herrington served as pastor of West Pittman Baptist Church, Westville, 1940-1943 and Clarksville Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

H. O. HESTER

H. O. Hester was pastor of Dania Baptist Church in 1941.

Source:
1941 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 5.

RAYFORD HESTER

Rayford Hester (1953-1997) was a native of Tifton, Georgia. He served as pastor of Parkway Baptist Church in Tallahassee, First Baptist Church in Panacea, and at the time of his death was pastor of a new church start at Wakulla Springs. Hester died unexpectedly at the age of 44 of leukemia. He and his wife, Jennifer, had one daughter, Stephanie, and one son, Timothy.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, May 1, 1997.

W. J. HEWS

W. J. Hews served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Williston.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ARTHUR B. HEYMAN and MARY BELOW HEYMAN

Heyman,-Arthur-B

Arthur B. Heyman and his wife, Mary Below Heyman, were appointed as Southern Baptist foreign missionaries to Liberia in 1980. Arthur Heyman was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Miami. He attended the University of Florida and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mary Below Heyman was born in Gainesville, Florida. She attended Florida State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.The Heymans had two sons, Patrick (1974) and Michael (1975).

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, July 10, 1980, p. 10.

B. G. HICKEM

B. G. Hickem (February 5, 1928- ) was born in Royalton, Illinois. He was converted at age ten, and baptized in Dowell Baptist Church in Dowell, Illinois. He finished high school at DuQuoin, Illinois, and attended Ouachita  Baptist College (B.A., 1949), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (M.Div., 1955). Hickem was ordained in 1946 by the Dowell Baptist Church. He married Billie Jean Mosley, August 22, 1948. They had four children; Christy in 1953, Neil in 1955, and twin daughters, Deborah and Rebekah in 1958. Hickem served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Arkansas (1955-1966), and First Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida. Hickem served in many denominational and civic positions. He was promoted to Colonel in 1976 in the United States Army Reserves.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

NEIL T. HICKEM

Neil T. Hickem served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Delray Beach.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

D. F. HICKMAN

D. F. Hickman graduated from Baptist Bible Institute, New Orleans. He served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, St. Augustine, First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle and Apalachicola.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

D. R. HICKMAN

D. R. Hickman served as pastor of Ferndale Baptist Church, Apopka, 1929.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WALT HICKMAN

Walt Hickman served as the first pastor of Northside Baptist Mission, Riverside.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JAMES HICKS

James Hicks served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Milton.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN HICKS

John Hicks served as pastor of Oakdale Baptist Church (now Valley Road), Crestview.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

L. C. HICKS

L. C. Hicks (1915-2011) was born in Lee, Florida. Chalman Hicks was tri-vocational. He was a mail carrier for 20 years, pastor for 40 years and farmed all his life. He served churches in Middle Florida, Suwannee, Mercer, Lafayette and Taylor associations. He and his wife Gladys Sevor Hicks were married for 68 years.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

MANNING J. HICKS, JR.

Manning J. Hicks, Jr. (1925-2015) was born in Lee, Florida to Manning J. Hicks, Sr. and Manda Thomas Hicks. Hicks graduated from Valdosta State University, Southeastern Baptist Seminary, and Georgia State University. He was a Baptist preacher for 70 years, serving churches in Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. Hicks served as Director of Missions for the Middle Florida Baptist Association and was also a schoolteacher. He and his wife Letha Buchanan Hicks had three children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

THOMAS HICKS

Thomas Hicks (1925-2005) was born in Lakeland, FL. He was a Naval Air Corps veteran of World War II. Hicks served as pastor of Five Points Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, 1964-1966, Gibsonia Baptist Church and Gateway Baptist Church. He and his wife, Katherine V. had one daughter, Sandra Kay,and one son, Michael Allen.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. B. HICKS

W. B. Hicks attended Shelton College, St. Albany, WV. Hicks served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Waldo, First Baptist Church, Hawthorne and First Baptist Church, Archer.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILLIAM BENTON HICKS

Hicks,-William-B.

William Benton Hicks graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as pastor of Main Street Church, Inverness.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 17, 1980, p. 10.

ALVIN B. HIGDON

Alvin B. Higdon graduated from Howard College, Birmingham, AL. He served as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Jay, First Baptist Church, Century, Pleasant Home Baptist Church, Holt, and First Baptist Church, Graceville, Florida (1944).

Secondary Sources:
Florida Baptist Witness, March 23, 1944, p. 4.

CLAUDE HIGDON

Claude Higdon served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Milligan.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

H. F. HIGDON

H. F. Higdon served as pastor of Long Branch Baptist Church, Jacksonville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

H. S. HIGDON

H. S. Higdon served as pastor of Poplar Dell Baptist Church, Bratt.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JESSE HIGGENBOTHAN

Jesse Higgenbothan served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Destin.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society.

V. A. HIGGS

V. A. Higgs served as pastor of Ferndale Baptist Church, Apopka, 1942 and Lady Lake Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

H. W. HIGH

H. W. High served as pastor of Lady Lake Baptist Church, Beulah Baptist Church, Winter Garden and Peniel Lighthouse, Palatka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CLAUDE HIGON

Claude Higdon served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Milligan.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ALLEN HIGGINBOTHAM

Allen Higginbotham retired as pastor of First Baptist Church, Apopka.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, March 30, 2006, p. 14.

V. A. HIGGS

V. A. Higgs served as pastor of Ferndale Baptist Church, Apopka, 1942.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. C. HILL

J. C. Hill served as pastor of River Junction Baptist Church and Fellowship Baptist Church, Ocala.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOSEPH A. HILL

Joseph A. Hill (1997-1981) served as pastor of Athene Baptist Church in Ft. Meade, Westhaven Heights, Hialeah, and First Baptist Church, Babson Park,
from which he retired. He and his wife, Hazel, had one daughter, Ada, and two sons, Joe and John.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 15, 1981, p. 6.

KEITH HILL

Keith Hill served as pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, Clay County in 1994-1995.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

PAT HILL

Pat Hill served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Altoona, 1943-1944.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILLIAM HILL

William Hill served as pastor of Double Branch Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church, Wesley Chapel).

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. L. D. HILLYER

J. L. D. Hillyer served as pastor of Key West Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ESMOND W. HILTON, III

Esmond W. Hilton, III attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Conway and Blake Memorial Baptist Church, Lake Helen.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. W. HILTON

J. W. Hilton served as pastor of Peniel Lighthouse, Palatka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. P. HINES 

W. P. Hines served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Blountstown and Riverside Baptist Church, Jacksonville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

C. J. HINSON

C. J. Hinson served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Magnolia, 1933-1937.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. H. “BILL” HINSON

W. H. (Bill) Hinson served as pastor of Wayside Baptist Church, Miami.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

G. T. HINTON

Hinton,-G.-T.

G. T. Hinton (1890-1967) entered the ministry in 1914, and served as a pastor for 53 years. He served as pastor in Kentucky and Florida. Hinton served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka for 12 years, First Baptist Church, Mt. Dora, First Baptist Church, Panama City, First Baptist Church, Fruitland Park, Dalkeith Missionary Church. and First Baptist Church, Okahumpka. Hinton and his wife had one daughter.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 7, 1967, p. 8.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files. 

W. D. HIRES

W. D. Hires (1812-1892) died at Deland, Florida, on July 22, 1892 at age 80. He had served as a pastor.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1893, p. 103.

GENE R. HITCHCOCK

Hitchcock,-Gene-R.

Gene R. Hitchcock (1929-2004) was the organizing pastor of Parkland Baptist Church of Winter Haven and served as pastor there for 30 years (1961-1991). Hitchcock and his wife, Patricia, were married 56 years and had two sons; Richard and David, and one daughter, Mary.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 8, 2004, p. 10.

J. R. HITE

Hite,-J.-R.

J. R. Hite graduated from Grand Canyon College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, Lake City (1976-1980) before going as pastor of Friendship Church, Altamonte Springs.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 10, 1980, p. 6.

JAMES ESMOND HILTON

James Esmond Hilton became pastor of First Baptist Church, Orange City, in 2004. Hilton graduated from the University of Central Florida and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.). He and his wife, Shana, were married in 1997.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, February 26, 2004, p. 10.

WILLIAM ANDREW HOBSON

William Andrew Hobson (June 5, 1862-September 22, 1960) was born in Bibb County, Alabama. He was the son of Francis Marion Hobson and Mary Catherine Shows Hobson. He attended Howard College (now Samford University) and received the A.B., D.D. Hobson was ordained in 1884 at Liberty Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Hobson married Lou Alma Cheek of Birmingham on October 2, 1887. They had two children, Mary Kate and Tolbert. Hobson served as pastor of Warrior and Trussville Baptist Churches near Birmingham. He was also pastor at Woodlawn Baptist Church (1894-1896) and Ruhama Baptist Church in Birmingham (1896-1900). He was pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida (1900-1923), and Grace Temple Baptist Church, St. Petersburg (1924-
1927). He then served as pastor of Disstan Avenue Baptist Church, St. Petersburg (1928-1946). The church changed its name to Hobson Memorial Baptist Church shortly after Hobson returned in 1946. Hobson also served two years as editor of the Florida Baptist Witness. While at First Baptist Church, Jacksonville he organized the School of Prophets ministry. He served as a member of the State Board of Missions (1900-1926), as a member of the trustees at Stetson University (1903-1960), Florida Baptist Orphanage, and the Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board (1910-1923). He died in Birmingham after living nearly 100 years. His funeral was at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Belton S. Wall, Jr. A Tale To Be Told, pp. 102-104.

D. W. HODGES

D. W. Hodges served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe and Cottondale.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

KENTON C. HOFMEISTER

Kenton C. Hofmeister served as pastor of Azalea Baptist Church, St. Petersburg.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

PAUL HOFMEISTER

Paul Hofmeister served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Okahumpka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

STEPHEN E. HOGAN

Stephen E. Hogan served as pastor of Wright Baptist Church and Chets Baptist Church, Jacksonville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILSON ARTHUR HOGAN

Wilson Arthur Hogan (December 27, 1908- ) was born at Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was the son of Marcus Leon Hogan and Zillah Eupora Wainwright Hogan. He had five brothers; Daniel (1869), Leland (1904), Leon and Cleon (1906), Colin (1913), and four sisters; Aldine (1898), Luena (1900), Alma (1902), and Mattye (1910). Hogan was raised in Hattiesburg (1908-1928), and graduated from Dixie High School in 1928. Hogan attended Mississippi College (B.A., 1932), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (Th.M., 1942). Hogan was converted at age 14 and baptized into the Dixie Baptist Church at Hattiesburg on August 22, 1922. He was ordained there on August 10, 1928. He married Nilda Idress King on April 12, 1934, at Oxford Mississippi. They had three children; Wilson, Jr., (1935), Nilda Ann (1939), and Mary (1941). Hogan served as pastor of a number of Baptist churches. These pastorates include Steens
Creek in Florence, Mississippi (1942-1943), Star at Star, Mississippi (1942-1943), Clarke-Venable Memorial at Decatur, Mississippi (1943-1948), Bay Springs in Bay Springs, Mississippi (1948-1950), and Whitfield Memorial in Pensacola, Florida.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

RUDOLPOH VELT HOGARTH

Rudolpoh Velt Hogarth (1907-1989) a native of Clay County was a Florida Baptist preacher for 52 years. He lived in Palatka for 70 years. He served as pastor of First Baptist, Francis, Satsuma, and Trinity of Palatka. He was also pastor of Southside, Sanford, Hope in Theresa, Woodlawn in Johnson, Decoy, Green Cove Springs, Ochwilla near Melrose, Beulah in Beulah, Providence in Bardin, and Salem near Green Cove Springs. In 1978 the associational minutes of St. Johns River Baptist Association were dedicated to him and his wife.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, March 23, 1989, p. 10.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files

RALPH HOLBROOK

Ralph Rusty Holbrook (1936-2004) died while serving as pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church, Hudson. He was a veteran of the Korean War and previously served as pastor of Pasadena Church, Dade City. Holbrook and his wife, Debra, had three children; James, Daniel, and Laurie.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, November 25, 2004, p. 11.

I. F. HOLCOMB

I. F. Holcomb served as pastor of Peace Creek Church and died in February 1898, and his wife died in April 1898.

Secondary Source:
South Florida Baptist Association Minutes, 1898, p. 7.

ROBERT JEFFERSON HOLDER

Robert Jefferson Holder graduated from Mercer University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as associate pastor of First Baptist Church, LaGrange, Georgia, before going as pastor at First Baptist Church, Dunedin in 1980.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, February 7, 1980, p. 6.

G. E. HOLIFIED

G. E. Holified served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Sopcoppy.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. A. HOLIWAY

W. A. Holiway served as pastor of Double Branch Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church, Wesley Chapel).

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

DAN HOLLAND

Dan Holland is a graduate of the Baptist College of Florida. He has served as pastor in Tennessee and in 2014 became pastor of First Baptist Church, Welaka. He and his wife Mary Elizabeth have three children.

Source:
Baptist Witness
, February 26, 2015, p. 7.

E. W. HOLLAND

E. W. Holland served as pastor of Blake Memorial Baptist Church, Lake Helen.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, March 11, 1926, p. 7.

H. KENNETH HOLLAND

H. Kenneth Holland native of Wimauma, FL, graduated from Stetson University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Holland retired in 1992 after more than 30 years in ministry, which included stints as a pastor, director of missions and church planting consultant with the Home Mission Board (North American Mission Board) and the Florida Baptist Convention. He served as pastor of Thomasville Road Baptist Church, Tallahassee. Holland and his wife Dorothy have one son Harvey.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. H. HOLLAND

J. H. Holland served as pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church, 1923.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. B. HOLLEY

J. B. Holley moved from Kentucky to become pastor of the Gainesville Baptist Church in 1902, where he served until 1903. He also served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Winter Garden, 1922-1923. He moved to Georgia where he served as pastor of several churches before returning to Florida to pastor First Baptist Church, Winter Garden. Holley and W. A. Hobson were co-editors of the Southern Baptist Witness during the early 1900s. Holley died March 20, 1924 shortly after accepting the pastorate at First Baptist Church, Winter Park in September, 1923.

Secondary Source:
George C. Osborn. The First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Florida, 1870-1970, pp. 19-22.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files. 

JOHN HOLLEY

John Holley served as pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church, Crestview.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN E. HOLLEY

John E. Holley (1849-1924) was born in Monroe County, Alabama, to James D. Holley and Susan E. Etheridge. He married Rebecca Jane Wiggins in 1868 and they had at least five sons; William, James, Burrel, John, and Charles. Rebecca died in 1897. Holley then married Sabra Boan and they had one child, Allison. John E. Holley rode horse back and traveled by boat to serve churches in the Escambia County area. He was a faithful missionary, pastor, and church starter in North West Florida.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ROBERT HOLLEY

Robert Holley served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Jasper, and Morningside Baptist Church, Tallahassee.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ERIC HOLLEYMAN

Eric Holleyman graduated from high school at Mullberry in 1973. He also graduated from Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (ThD.). During the summer of 1975 he served as a missionary to Israel. Holleyman served as pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Pontchatoula, Louisiana, and First Baptist Church in Quincy, Florida before moving to pastor in Waco, Texas. Holleyman and his wife, Clara Glascock, a registered nurse, have two children; Courtney and Taylor.

Secondary Source:
Sara Davis Martin. A History of First Baptist Church, Quincy, Florida. p. 81.

BRINSON HOLLIS

Brinson Hollis Served in the West Florida Baptist Association and lived in Marianna in 1860.

Secondary Source:
West Florida Baptist Association Minutes, 1860, p. 9.

WILLIAM HOLLIS

William Hollis (1907-1990) worked for Publix Super Markets for more than 40 years, and retired as vice president. His son, Mark, has served as president. William and Mark Hollis, and other family members have funded the Hollis Leadership Program at Stetson University with gifts of over three million dollars. Hollis and his wife, Nina B. Hollis, had three children, Mark, William Jr., and Marjorie.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 5, 1990, p. 11.

WESCOAT HOLLOWAY

Westcoat Holloway (1935-2018) was born in Beaufort, South Carolina and grew up in Alachua County. Holloway graduated from Baptist Bible Institute and Luther Rice Seminary. He was ordained in 1956 by the First Baptist Church, Alachua and pastored churches in Florida, Georgia and Alabama for over 56 years. Holloway and his wife Barbara had one son and two daughters.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 7, 2007, p. 20.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

E. L. HOLLY

E. L. Holly served as pastor of Ecofina in West Florida Baptist Association in 1870.

Secondary Source:
West Florida Baptist Association Minutes, 1870, p. 9.

A. A. HOLMES

A. A. Holmes served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Groveland.

Source:
Forty Fruitful Years, History Lake County Association, 1924-1964.

C. F. HOLMES

C. F. Holmes served as pastor of Hatch Bend Baptist Church, Branford.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

HENRY HOLMES

Henry Holmes served as pastor of Hatch Bend Baptist Church, Branford.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. CHALMES HOLMES

Chalmes Holmes, (1928-2015) was born in Perry, FL and graduated from Mercer University, GA. And Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth. He served as pastor in Georgia and Florida, including First Baptist Church, Vero Beach. Holmes and his wife Sarah had two children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

R. M. HOLMES

R. M. Holmes served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Sorrento.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. H. HOLMES

W. H. Holmes served as pastor of Hatch Bend Baptist Church, Branford.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ADONIRAM JUDSON HOLT

Holt,-A.

Adoniram Judson Holt (December 1, 1847-May 15, 1933) was born in Somerset, Kentucky. He attended McKenzie College and received a D.D. degree from Baylor University in Texas. He also attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and later served as a trustee there. In 1862 Holt entered the Confederate Army at age 15 and served for the rest of the war. In 1875-76 he served as a missionary among the Seminole Indians, and from 1877-1879 served as a missionary to the Indians in the Oklahoma Territory. Holt served as pastor in Texas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Florida. The Baptist churches in Florida included Lake City, Kissimmee, Boca Grande, Arcadia, and Punta Gorda (1924-1927). Holt served as moderator of Peace River Baptist Association for six years and as president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Florida (1913-1914). He was editor of the Florida Baptist
Witness
from 1914-1918. Holt was one of the leading Baptist preachers of his day, and had a wide influence in evangelism, missions, publication, and
denominational service. The 1933 Florida Baptist Convention Annual was dedicated to Dr. Holt. Holt was married to Alice Markham, and they had three children. Upon her death, he married Emma Dennis, and they had ten children. He and Emma were married 58 years.

Secondary Sources:
E. Earl Joiner, A. J. Holt: Pioneer Preacher
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Peace River Baptist Associational Minutes, 1933
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1913, 1914, 1933.

E. A. HOLT

E. A. Holt served as pastor of Peniel Lighthouse, Palatka, 1891-1896.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

EDWIN G. HOLTON

Edwin G. Holton (1933-2013) was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired employee from J. C. Penney before moving to Florida in 1992. He led in the organization of Great Commission Baptist Church in Lakeland. He and his wife Dollie, had sons Edwin, Jerry and Michael.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 20, 2013, p. 7.

DONNIE HOOD

Donnie Hood served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Harold.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CHARLES FRANK HOOKER

Charles Frank Hooker (1894-1973) served as a Baptist preacher for over 50 years. He served as pastor of 29 churches in Illinois and Florida. Hooker moved to Florida in 1936, and had at least 30 men to surrender to the call to preach under his influence. Hooker served as a chaplain in World War I, on the front lines, where he was allowed to preach to the captured Germans. He and his wife, Lucille, had four children.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, December 20, 1973, p. 12.

JAMES RONALD HOPE

James Ronald “Bud” Hope (1932-  ) was born in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from Stetson University (A. B., 1966) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (ThM., 1968). Hope served in the United States Air Force and served as pastor in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. Hope had extensive interest and experience in the business world and he married Theresa Hope who was a registered nurse.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WADE S. HOPKINS

Wade S.  Hopkins served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Fort Walton, 1959-1967.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILLIAM DENNIS HOPKINS

William Dennis Hopkins (1930-2007) graduated from Baptist Bible Institute in 1987. He served as pastor of Temple Baptist, Midway Baptist, Howard Creek Baptist, FBC Sunnyside and Lighthouse Baptist in the Panama City area. He and his wife, Annie Ruth, had one son, John.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, November 8, 2007, p. 11.

PAUL HORNADAY

Paul Hornady served as a pastor in Florida and died in 1890 as a young man with great promise.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1891, p. 50.

C. H. HORNSBY

C. H. Hornsby served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Havana.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 13, 1939, pp. 8-9.

ALVA HORTON

Alva Hortin (1910-1994) was born in Lee, and was the founding pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Palatka. He served as pastor of New Home Baptist Church, Perry for 20 years, and also served Lydia Baptist Church, Cross City and in Hopewell.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, October 27, 1994.

CHARLES HORTON

Horton,-Charles

Charles Horton is a graduate of Stetson University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Flagami Baptist Church, Miami, and then went as pastor of College Park Baptist Church, Orlando from April 1977 to 2006. In 2009 Horton was called as pastor of FBC, Cocoa. He and his wife Carolyn have two children.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, February 27, 1997, p. 15;
June 18, 2009, p. 10.

HARRY HORTON

Harry Horton served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Jasper.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

MARILYN ‘FRANCES’ HORTON

Marilyn ‘Frances’ Horton (1925-2015) was born in Frostproof, Florida. Pensacola became her hometown and at age 16 she trusted Christ as her Savior. She attended Stetson University (B.A.) and Carver School of Missions and Social Work (MRE). Frances Horton was appointed a Southern Baptist missionary to Japan in 1952 and served there for 35 years.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files

W. B. HORTON

W. B. Horton served as pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Palatka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

N. P. HOTCHKISS

N. P. Hotchkiss was pastor of Apopka Church in Orange County, Alachua Association in 1856.

Secondary Source:
Alachua Baptist Association Minutes, 1856, p. 14.

JOE W. HOUGH

Hough,-Joe

Joe W. Hough served as pastor of Barberville Baptist Church (1937), First Baptist Church, Crestview, from 1944-1948, and Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola.

Secondary Source:
History of First Baptist Church, Crestview, p. 19.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. H. HOUSE

W. H. House served as pastor of Key West Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

DON HOUSER

Don Houser (1922-2008) was educated at Texas Wesleyan University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth. He served as pastor of five churches from 1953-1989, including First Church of Greater Miami, and East Naples Church Baptist Church. Houser and his wife Helen had three children.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, December 18, 1980, p. 6.
Florida Baptist Historical Society

CHARLES HOUSTON

Charles Houston served as pastor of Leon Ebenezer Baptist Church, Leon County.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

I. S. HOUSTON

In the 1853 Florida Baptist Associational Minutes, I. S. Houston was listed
as the pastor of Summerhill Church located in Madison County, Florida.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Associational Minutes, 1853, p. 14.

J. T. HOUSTON

In the 1848 Florida Baptist Associational Minutes J. T. Houston was listed as pastor of Sharon Church in Madison.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Associational Minutes, 1848, pp. 3-4.

BARRY C. HOWARD

Howard,-Barry

Barry C. Howard graduated from Jacksonville State University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Columbia Seminary. He served at Brookwood Baptist Church in Birmingham and First Baptist Church Corbin, Kentucky. He became pastor of First Baptist Church, Pensacola in 2005. He and his wife, Amanda, married in 1985.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 9, 2005, p. 11.

H. A. HOWARD

H. A. Howard served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Chattahoochee.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

H. S. HOWARD

H. S. Howard served as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Panama City 1909-1911, First Baptist Church, Fort Meade, First Baptist Church, Greensboro, Gadsden County, First Baptist Church, Blountstown, and First Baptist Church, Cocoa

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Florida Baptist Witness, March, 18, 1926, p. 10.

L. D. HOWARD

L. D. Howard attended Stetson University with the desire to train for the ministry as a pastor. While working to earn money by selling books, his horse ran away and he was thrown out of his conveyance. He was seriously injured and died a week later in July 1901 in Moultrie, Georgia. Howard had dropped out of school due to poor health, when the tragedy occurred. He was a pious young man and eager to train for ministerial usefulness.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1901, p. 47.

CARL ALONZO HOWELL

Carl Alonzo Howell (December 15, 1901-December 8, 1978) was bornin Wilkes County, North Carolina. Howell graduated from Danbridge High School in Danbridge, Tennessee. He attended Carson-Newman College (B.A.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D., 1929).
Howell was ordained by First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Tennessee. He married Gladys Fulton on December 28, 1919, and they had three children; John, Anne, and Carol. Howell was pastor in Dayton, Tennessee; Eustis, Florida; Leesburg, Florida; and Chattanooga, Tennessee from 1928-1945. In 1945 he became pastor of Murray Hill Baptist Church, Jacksonville and while he was pastor the church started eleven missions and had twenty men licensed to preach. Howell was President of the Florida Baptist Convention in 1958 and 1959. He served as a trustee at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville from 1958 to 1970.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

E. MILFORD HOWELL

E. Milford Howell (1919-1993) was a native of Texas. He served as a foreign missionary to Nigeria from 1943 to 1964. He served as a pastor in Texas and Maryland until he came to Florida in 1972 where he served as director of missions for Southwest Florida Association until 1983. He and his wife, Eleanor, had one daughter, May, and two sons, Daniel and William.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 10, 1993, p. 8.

JAMES W. HOWELL

James W. Howell served as pastor of Peniel Lighthouse, Palatka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN E. HOWELL

John E. Howell (1933-1979) died of a brain tumor at age 46 in Louisville, Kentucky. Howell had served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., First Baptist Church in Deland, Florida, and Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky from 1972 to 1978. Howell was a graduate of Stetson, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and Duke University. His father was Carl Howell who served as president of the Florida Baptist Convention in 1958-1959. Howell and his wife, Bettye Henderson Howell, had two daughters, Leslie and Emily, and three sons, John, Philip, and Daniel.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 20, 1979, p. 6.

SIM PEARMAN HOWELL

Howell,-Sim

Sim Pearman Howell (1907-1986) was born in Wellborn, Florida, and accepted Christ as Saviour at age eleven. He served as a policeman in Jacksonville for 20 years. He served as sheriff of Suwannee County from 1948 to 1952, but chose not to run for reelection. He was licensed to preach by Union Baptist Church in 1952. Howell attended Baptist Bible Institute in Graceville, Florida, and served as student pastor in Florida and Alabama. In Florida he served as pastor of Old Providence Baptist Church in Columbia County, and Ephesus in Hilliard. He retired in 1975.

Secondary Source:
History of Ephesus Baptist Church, Hilliard, p. 17.

W. M. HOWELL

W. M. Howell served as pastor at Campbellton in 1865.

Secondary Source:
West Florida Baptist Association Minutes, 1865, p. 10.

W. H. HUBBARD

W. H. Hubbard served as pastor at West Palm Beach, Hastings, Plant City, and St. Petersburg.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 8, 1927, p. 18.
1918 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 18.

FRED D. HUBBS

Fred D. Hubbs (1924-2004) served as pastor of Arlington Baptist Church in Jacksonville from 1976-1984. He was appointed in 1952 as director of missions for Southern Baptists in Michigan and served as their first executive director until 1971. Hubbs and his wife Shirley were married 61 years, and had four children; Sharon, Carol, Deborah, and Fred Junior.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 15, 2004, p. 8.

THOMAS SHIVERS HUBERT

Thomas Shivers Hubert (October 12, 1860-April 4, 1953) was born in Warrenton, Georgia. He was licensed to preach at age 19. He graduated from Vanderbilt University. He served as pastor in Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida. He served at First Baptist Church, Douglas, Georgia, and First Baptist Church in Kissimmee, Florida (1926-1941). It is said he performed more weddings than any other ministry in the history of Osceola County.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. E. HUDSON

J. E. Hudson served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Sorrento.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN NORTON HUDSON

John Norton Hudson (1902-) was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. Hudson served as pastor of Concord Baptist Church, Tampa and Bay Haven Baptist Church, Sarasota, 1936-1940. He and his wife Helen had three children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

TRAVIS HUDSON

Hudson,-Travis

Travis Hudson served as pastor of New Hope Church, Wauchula (1974-1980) before going as pastor of First Baptist Church, Williston.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 10, 2003, p. 6.

JACK HUGHEN

Jack Hughen served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Ensley.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JIM HUGHENS

Jim Hughens served as pastor of Hobe Sound Baptist Church, 1967-1972.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

H. O. HUGHES

H. O. Hughes (1891-1981) served as pastor at First Baptist Churches of Malone, Jasper, Waldo, and Monticello. He and his wife had two daughters and two sons.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, July 16, 1981.

HUEY HUGHES

Huey Hughes served as pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church, 1996-1999.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

I. E. HUGHES

I. S. Hughes served as the first pastor of Dixieland Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, December 4, 1924, p. 2.

JAMES HUGHES

James Hughes (1937-) was born in Holmes County, Florida. James served two years in the army and in 1960 married Binnie Evans Hughes. He worked at Monsanto Corporation from 1958 to 1990. He attended Bay Minette Community College and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Extension. Hughes was saved in 1975 and ordained as a minister in 1989. He and Binnie were appointed as full time missionaries by the SBC, FMB in 1989 and served in Ogbomosho, Nigeria until 1996.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JAMES P. HUGHES

James P. Hughes died October 9, 2003, at age 75. He had served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Sunny Hills in Chipley and First Baptist Church, Wausau. He and his wife, Lois, had three children; James Jr., Lee Ann, and Patricia.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, November 20, 2003, p. 10.

W. H. HUGHES

W. H. Hughes served as the first pastor of Cove Bend (First Baptist Church), Floral City.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILLIAM J. HUGHES

William J. Hughes (September 15, 1849-April 18, 1900) was the son of Green B. Hughes, and grandson of John Hughes. He was born in Wilkinson County, Georgia, September 15, 1849. He was converted at age 15, and attended Mercer University, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ordained after graduating from Mercer, Hughes worked in Georgia. He came to the Alachua Association in 1876. His first wife was Mary Ellis of Georgia. His second wife was Edith Armstrong. He served as pastor of most of the churches in Sumter County and several churches in Marion, Lake, Citrus, and Hernando counties also. Hughes served three years as moderator of Alachua Association. He died at Webster, Florida, on April 18, 1900. There were five daughters by his first marriage, and one son and one daughter by his second marriage.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1900, p. 41.
Alachua Baptist Associational Minutes, 1900, p. 10, 14.

B. I. HULL

B. I. Hull served as pastor of Oclawaha Bridge Church at Palatka in 1873.

Secondary Source:
Alachua Baptist Association Minutes, 1873, p. 7.

E. J. HULL

E. J. Hull (1828-1897) served as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church of Fruitville in 1875-1876 and First Baptist Church, Wauchula1893-1897. He was a circuit riding preacher. Hull died in 1897. He was a Baptist preacher for 24 years, and served primarily in the Manatee (now Peace River) Association.

Secondary Source:
Peace River Associational Minutes, 1897, p. 9.
Eula Tucker Lastinger, The First One Hundred Years in the Life of Friendship Baptist Church (1875-1975).

LINCOLN HULLEY

Hulley,-Lincoln

Lincoln Hulley (Jan 3, 1865-January 1934) was the second President of Stetson University. He was a graduate of Bucknell University, and did post graduate work at Harvard. Hulley was an ordained minister, and served on the faculty at Bucknell before he went to Stetson. Hulley was an exceptional teacher, brilliant scholar, and nationally known orator. He was a prolific author of books and a playwright. He served the longest term as Stetson President (1904-1934), and also served two terms in the State Senate starting in 1918. In his administration the student body enrollment increased to 500, and the school obtained recognized accreditation. Hulley’s son, Benjamin, class of 1817, was Florida s first Rhodes scholar. Hulley died of a heart attack in January 1934, at the age of 69.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical files

B. E. EDDIE HUMES

B. E. Eddie Humes (1932-2018) graduated from East Texas Baptist College, Marshall, TX, Stephen F. Austin State College, Nacodoches, TX, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC. He pastored Tabernacle Baptist Church in Palatka, 1964-1967, High Springs Baptist Church 1967-1975 and First Baptist Church of Madison 1975-1987. He was then called to serve as Director of Missions for Layfayette Baptist Association in North Central Florida 1987-1997. Humes and his wife Jackie Hogarth Humes had three sons.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

LOUIS HOGARTH HUMES

Louis Hogarth Humes (1961-) was the son of Eddie and Jackie Humes. He attended FSU, Stetson, and Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY. Humes has served as pastor in Kentucky and Florida. Humes pastored First Baptist Church, Welaka (1981-83). He and his wife Angela have two daughters, Cassandra and Charlotte.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files

BURTON HUMPHRIS

Burton Humphris served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Lake City.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JAMES TOWNSEND HUMPHRIES

James Townsend Humphries (1841-1896) was born near Halcyondale, Georgia, August 8, 1841. He was studying theology when he joined the Confederate Army, in which he served four years; was wounded five times, one time very severely in the right lung, which ultimately caused his death in 1896. Humphries served churches in Georgia until he relocated in 1887 for health reasons. In 1894 he became pastor of Olive Baptist church and Greenville church. Humphries was married to Valeria Moore in 1864 and they had six children, one son and five daughters.

Source:
1997 Florida Baptist Association Minutes, pp. 23-24.

W. T. HUNDLEY

W. T. Hundley was an alumnus of Richmond College and Crozer Theological Seminary. He served for about 50 years. He pastored in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. He married Annie C. Humphries of Bardstown, Kentucky. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church Apopka, Florida, and Gainesville Baptist Church (1894-1901). He died in DeLand in 1934.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, May 4, 1922.
George C. Osborn. The First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Florida, 1870-1970, pp. 10-18.
Florida Baptist Convention Annual, 1935, p. 8.

MICHAEL E. HUNKUS

Michael E. Hunkus is a graduate of the Baptist College of Florida, Ashwood University, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hunkis served as pastor of Sanders Baptist Church in Sanders, Kentucky, before becoming pastor of First Baptist Church in Summerfield in 2004. He also served as pastor of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Westville, 1997-1998. Hunkus and his wife, Candy, have five children.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, July 29, 2004, p. 11.

JULIAN WOODROW HUNSUCKER 

Julian Woodrow “Woody” Hunsucker (December 7, 1920-May 5, 2012) was born December 7, 1920, in Marlboro County, South Carolina. He graduated from Mercer University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the University of West Florida. He married Hazell Kell in 1945. The Hunsuckers had three sons; Wayne, Rick and Randy. Hunsucker served as pastor of Oakrest Baptist Church in Pensacola, Calvary Baptist Church in Foley, Alabama, and Berrydale Baptist Church of Berrydale. Woody taught Bible at Milton High School from 1969-1986.

Secondary Source:
Joe M. Bamberg, The History of First Baptist Church, Milton, Florida, p. 112.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files

G. T. HUNT

G. T. Hunt (1885-1967) served as a Baptist minister for 50 years. He was a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and from 1908-1933, served 20 churches in Georgia. From 1933 to 1958, he served churches primarily in Gadsden, Liberty, Jackson, and Washington counties in Florida. In North Florida he served as pastor at Providence, Antioch, and Franklin in Quincy. He served Corinth in Hosford, Concordia in Havana, Woodville, Lake Mystic, Altha, Sneads, Shady Grove, Grand Ridge, Bristol, and Wausau.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 1, 1967, p. 8.

H. A. HUNT

H. A. Hunt was pastor of Delray Baptist Church in 1923 and 1926, Boynton Baptist Church in 1927 and 1928, and First Baptist Church, Hastings.

Source:
1923 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 35;
Ibid, 1926, p. 28;
Ibid, 1927, p.24;
Ibid, 1928, p. 26.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOEL D. HUNT

Joel D. Hunt (1962-) was born in Greenville, SC. He studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville. Hunt serves as pastor of Floridatown Baptist Church, Pace. He and his wife Jane have two children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN HUNT

John Hunt served as pastor of Inwood Baptist Church, Winter Haven.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN W. HUNT

John W. Hunt served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

LARRY HUNT

Hunt,-Larry

Larry Hunt (March 5, 1945- ) has served as Baptist Campus Minister at Florida A and M University since 1971. He is a native of Newberry, Florida, and he attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1970). Hunt served as pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, and Unity Baptist Church, both in Tallahassee, and served with the Home Mission Board and the Florida Baptist Convention before going to Florida A and M. Hunt and his wife, Dorothy Bell Hunt (married August 8, 1970) are members of the Unity Baptist Church in Tallahassee.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

LUTHER BARRON HUNT

Luther Barron Hunt (1888-1967) died May 7, 1967. His last two pastorates were in Texas, but he served Olive, Ensley, and Calvary churches in Pensacola, Florida.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 8, 1967, p. 8.

W. Y. HUNT

W. Y. Hunt served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Inverness.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, October 5, 1939, p. 6.

WILLIAM HAL HUNTER

William Hal Hunter (1919-2006) was born in Live Oak, Florida, and was a graduate of Stetson University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Hunter served as an Army chaplain in World War II. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Lake Wales; First Baptist Church, Crestview; Northwood Baptist Church, West Palm Beach; Riverside,Tampa, First Baptist Church, Pahokee and First Baptist Church, Pelham. He served as president of the Florida Baptist Convention in 1960. He served as interim pastor in 19 churches in Georgia. He and his wife, Esther Strange Hunter, were married 64 years and had one daughter, Elaine and one son, Hal Jr.

Secondary Source:
History of First Baptist Church, Crestview, p. 21.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

HUBERT HURT

Hubert Hurt (1925-2011) was born in Louisville, Mississippi on May 30, 1925. He attended Mississippi College (B. A.); New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div.); and the University of Southern Mississippi (M. A.). Hurt and his wife, Eva, served as home missionaries in Cuba from 1957-1961 and Panama from 1961-1965. Hurt directed the Florida Baptist language work from 1964 until his retirement in 1990. When Hurt retired in 1990, Florida Baptists had 275 ethnic congregations worshipping in 21 languages. Hurt and his wife Eva were language pioneers in the Florida Baptist Convention.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN E. HUSS

John E. Huss served as pastor of Main Street Baptist Church, Jacksonville. Source: 50 Years 1905-1955. Source: Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JERRY HUTCHESON

Jerry Hutcheson served as pastor of Red Oak Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. K. HUTCHINGS

J. K. Hutchings served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Monticello, St. Johns Park Baptist Church, Jacksonville and Euclid Avenue Baptist Church,
Jacksonville (1936-1945). Hutchings died June 14, 1966.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 27, 1945, p. 4;
July 21, 1966, p. 8.

CHARLES MACK HUTSON

Charles Mack Hutson retired in 2000 while serving as pastor of First Baptist Church, Punta Gorda. He also served churches in Miami, LakePlacid, and
Woodstock Park.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, October 19, 2000.

RICHARD CALVIN HUSTON

Richard Calvin Huston (1876-1943) led 133 evangelistic campaigns as a layman before he was ordained as preacher. He served as pastor for ten years at Central Baptist Church in Atlanta and served then as pastor of First Baptist Church, Miami from 1936-1943.

Source:
1943 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 3.

LAWRENCE ELLIS HUTTO

Lawrence Ellis Hutto (1914-1954) was born in Savannah, Georgia. Hutto served as pastor of Bay Haven Baptist Church, Sarasota, 1944-1948. He and his wife Nola Mae had one daughter.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ALBERT WARREN HUYCK

Albert Warren Huyck (1907-1985) served as pastor in North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and Florida. He served on the executive committee of all four state conventions where he had peviously served. He served in Florida as pastor of First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach. He and his wife, Charlie Mae, had two daughters, Jean and Margaret, and two sons, Albert Jr., and James.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 31, 1985, p. 7.

DON LYNN HYATT

Don Lynn Hyatt graduated from Columbia International University (B.S.), Luther Rice Seminary (M.Div.), and Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He became pastor of First Baptist Church Callahan on July 1, 1979. He and his wife, Peggy, have two children; Lyndsy and Don.

Secondary Source:
First Baptist Church, Callahan brochure,
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

GEORGE HYMAN

George Hyman served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Marianna in 1910.

Secondary Source:
Leitch, Christ Centered Century, p 5.