About Dr. Ben Hayes


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 35+ 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.

Blessed with a granddaughter, Lily Eowyn Andrews, in February 2016.

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


E-mail: bhayes@fbcdadeville.com

Blog: http://www.drbenhayes.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ben.hayes.338

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/benhayes2

Twitter: @SSPreacherman


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