Hunter Hankins

Hunter is currently a student at the Moody Theological Seminary working towards his Masters in Divinity.

I was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to a Christian family. My family has attended Bethel since I was in the nursery and I grew up going to Sunday School and Awana. During that time, I was constantly pointed to the Gospel and accepted Christ at a young age. God particularly grew my walk with Him throughout my time in high school. God worked in incredible ways through the youth ministry and very godly leaders who consistently poured into my life. During my senior year, God put a desire to disciple youth on my heart and I felt called to pursue full time ministry. I followed God’s leading to Moody Bible Institute where I received my Bachelor’s degree in youth ministry. While at Moody, I met and married my lovely wife Abigail. Together we welcomed our first daughter, Eliana, into the world on May 14th, 2021. I am currently completing my Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies at Moody Theological Seminary, further equipping myself for the ministry God has for me. Throughout my education, I interned with Bethel in the youth ministry, gaining valuable experience, and came on as Interim Youth Pastor in 2022. My heart is for discipling youth, pointing them to the truth of the Gospel and the eternal life found only in Jesus Christ.

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Beth Shoemaker
Director of Worship
Tommy Russell