Lebanon First Assembly of God

Pastor Cecil Hinton

In 1979, I owned a dairy farm in Eupora, MS.  At a very troubled time in my life, I knelt down in my dairy barn and accepted Jesus as my Savior.  Afterwards, I arose from prayer and saw a wheat field.  As I looked across the field of almost mature grain, I heard the Lord say to me, “My fields are white unto harvest, but the laborers are few…”  I knew He was calling me into the ministry for the purpose of seeing souls saved.  Five years later, with the support of my wife Rae and our three teenagers, I attended Bible College.  Today, our 2 daughters and 1 son have given us 9 beautiful grandchildren.I have been in the ministry for over 20 years.  The Lord brought us here to Lebanon First Assembly of God in December 2002 after 10 wonderful years of ministry in Olive Branch, MS.  This church is my third church as a senior pastor. We are excited about the work God is doing here in Lebanon, TN.  We have seen many people saved and their lives being healed by growing in Christ. We have a heart to see people saved and brought into the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   


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