Hank and his wife, Mary Ann, were married in 1982 and pastored a growing church for several years. In 1984, they felt a definite call from God to go into evangelistic ministry. Sensing a deep burden for young people and the pressures they face, coupled with a concern for the deteriorating condition of the family in America , their ministry focus became two-fold: reaching young people for Christ and reuniting families in Christ.
Hank and Mary Ann served as stewards at Amsterdam ’86, a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association conference for evangelists from around the world. This proved to be a pivotal point for their young ministry and truly had a life-changing impact.
Hank received his B.A. degree in theology from Southern Wesleyan University in 1981. In 1994, he graduated from the Arrow Leadership Program, a pilot program directed by Leighton Ford Ministries. In 1997 Hank completed his Masters of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and in December, 2003, his Doctor of Ministry degree from Southeastern. In 2004, Hank accepted the call to become Senior Pastor.