Dexter Hardy

LifePoint Church,
Lead Church Planter
LifePoint Church
February 18
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About My Family

Kim and I have been married for 34 years and are the proud parents of four adult children and one granddaughter.

I have a wide range of ministry experience. I have served as an instructor at the Detroit Bible Institute and as vice-president of the Black Student Fellowship of Dallas Theological Seminary, which is where I earned a Master of Divinity degree. Also, I served 11 years as the African American ministries leader for the Baptist State Convention of Michigan, where I worked with pastors and church planters throughout the state.

Kim and I are a dynamic team doing ministry together. We have been privileged to lead marriage conferences locally and throughout the country. We have co-authored a book titled “3 Keys To Jump Starting Your Life,” and we are presently working on a marriage book.

About My Church Plant

LifePoint is a church plant that was started in 2017 and is located in Marietta, Ga. We are a vibrant growing church plant that is reaching people from various backgrounds that mostly consist of new believers or seekers. We are a multiethnic group represented by more than six nationalities. Also, we are diverse socially and generationally with our largest group consisting of millennials and Generation Z.

We are seeking to make disciples of all people who will impact our world. Our vision is to be a safe place where people encounter Christ and community.

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• For more life group leaders to help make disciples. • For receptive hearts among the people in our communities where we are engaging people for the cause of Christ. • For the Father to raise up a gifted and godly person to lead our LifePoint Kids’ ministry. • For called volunteers to serve in the LifePoint Kids’ ministry. • For development and impact of our LifePoint Students ministry. • For partners to financially support us to help expand our ministry impact. • For teens to trust Christ for salvation in our after-school teen program. • That strongholds in marriages are broken and relationships are restored.


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