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Ben Hayes, Pastor PDF Print E-mail
Born August 31, 1962 in Fernandina Beach, Florida


Saved, called, and licensed to preach at age 16 at Springhill Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach, Florida (the greatest day of my life)


Moved to Mobile, Alabama  in August 1981 to attend Mobile College (now the University of Mobile)


Married to Sonya DeFoe on Jan. 29, 1982 (the second greatest day of my life)


Called to serve as Pastor at Putnam Baptist Church, Putnam in December 1982


Ordained to ministry December 1982 at College Park Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama


Blessed with a daughter, Jennifer Nicole, November 22, 1983


Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mobile College in May 1984 with B.A. in Religion and English


Moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in June 1984 to attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary


Blessed with a daughter, Ashley Michelle, August 25, 1985


Graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in July 1987 with Master of Divinity and in May 2007 with Doctor of Ministry


Served as pastor of churches in Alabama and Louisiana for 29+ years

Blessed with a son-in-law, Rob Carr, who married Jennifer in March 2004

Blessed with a son-in-law, Jon Andrews, who married Ashley in December 2005

Blessed with a granddaughter, Hayes Paten Carr, in December 2009.

Blessed with a granddaughter, Lucy Elanor Andrews, in February 2014.

Honored to be called as pastor of the most loving, dynamic church in Decatur, Alabama in November 2007


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