About Us

  • Hardeman county baptist association

    Hardeman County Baptist Association (HCBA) is a network of 34 Southern Baptist Churches working together to spread the gospel to Hardeman county and make growing, vibrant disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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    Beliefs (The Baptist Faith and Message)

    Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC)

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)


    He is an experienced West Tennessee Southern Baptist pastor with over 40 years of ministry experience. He has been on foreign mission trips to train pastors and other church leaders. He came to HCBA in October of 2013. He is the proud father of two boys, grandfather of four grandchildren, and is happily married for over 40 years to Beverly. He grew up in the Hardeman County, graduated high school from Bolivar Central in 1977, received his Bachelor of Arts in Union University in 1986, and later his Master of Divinity in 2008. His hobbies included sudoku and crossword puzzles with his wife as well as time spent on the land and in the woods of West Tennessee hunting and doing farm work.

  • Mary Louise Craft (Associational Secretary/Treasurer)

    She has been with HCBA for over 30 years. She has four sons, ten grandchildren, and eight grandchildren. Her hobbies include collecting blue carnival glass items, time with family, family dinners, and making birthday cakes for the grandchildren. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3: 5-6.