Our Pastor

Dr. Bobby L. Hampton, Sr.

Dr. Bobby L. Hampton, Sr., has served as senior pastor of the Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee since 1984. With the support of his wife, Patricia, and big loving family, Pastor Hampton is able to expand his ministry beyond the walls of Hawkinsville Church. In addition to his role as senior pastor, he has served many capacities; a retired assistant vice president and manager of Suntrust Bank, youth baseball coach, community leader, Tennessee Baptist Missionary & Education Convention & East Region positions, the City of Chattanooga Economic Development Board, Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises Board, several other boards, Chattanooga Police Chaplin, President and vice president of Servant Leadership Christian Fellowship Council, and a loyal Pittsburgh Steeler's fan.

Dr. Bobby L. Hampton, Sr., as senior pastor, teacher and under Shepard has proven the traits to our local community and throughout the state.

  • A deep love and burden for people and souls
  • Clear, personal love for Jesus
  • A warmth in personality that people respond to well
  • A unique ability to understand and explain God’s Word
  • An ability to emotionally engage people, both public and private
  • A clear communicator
  • Authentic, honest awareness of his heart and personal brokenness
  • A humble, teachable spirit
  • A clear possession of wisdom and discernment into life and struggles
  • A strong ability to empathize to a hurting person