Richard & Regina Hanner

Lead Minister

Lead Minister

As a vocational church planter, Richard leads  “The Life’s” ministry team. Married to Regina for 41 years, they have one daughter, Amanda, and enjoy being  grandparents of Andrew, Anna and Aaron. Regina is a Area Practice Manager with Emory Health Care of LaGrange.

Richard pioneered his first church in ’79  and served into his 10th year. In ’89,  he accepted a faculty position with Christ For The Nations Institute  of Biblical Studies in Dallas, Texas. This allowed him to serve as Dean of Students and professor of New Testament during his 17 yrs of  full-time and adjunct tenure.

In May of ’95, during his CFNI days, he led  a team to plant Redeemed Community in the inner City of Dallas, Texas. He served the multi-racial congregation for 10 yrs.

After transitioning back to Georgia, they  launched  “The Life” which  affords the opportunity to serve some of the Kingdom’s finest Christ Followers.

During 40 years of ministry, Richard and Regina have s enjoyed  missional endeavors to Germany, Honduras, Israel, Jamaica, China, Hong Kong, Finland, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Japan, Mexico,Thailand and Canada.

Richard earned a Master of Religious Education from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan and his Doctorate in Practical Theology from Master’s Graduate School of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana.