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Dr James Richard Hankins
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1913
Livingston County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1997
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

Son of Webb and Pearl Hankins; brother to Geraldine, Janette, Lucille, Markey, and Alva. Married Earline Winters in 1938; entered Bible Baptist Seminary in 1947. Founded Bible Baptist Church in Walnut Springs, Texas on November 7, 1947. Graduated in 1950 and came to Ohio to start the Columbus Baptist Temple in September 1951. Within eleven years, the church grew to become one of the largest churches in the United States. Widowed in 1963, he married Dorothy Longfellow the following year. "Retired" in 1980 as pastor emeritus, but continued to preach across the country and pastoring pastors. Widowed again in September 1994, he married Ethel Morton the following year--on his 82nd birthday! Officiated at communion on New Year's Eve 1996...his final act of ministry four days before going home. 
Family links: 
  Webb Hankins (1871 - 1942)
  Pearl Hankins (1878 - 1965)
  Earline Winters Hankins (1909 - 1963)
Maplelawn Park Cemetery
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Paul Gabriel
Record added: Jul 20, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5624955
Dr James Richard Hankins
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Dr James Richard Hankins
Added by: Paul Gabriel
Dr James Richard Hankins
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- Suzy E.
 Added: Nov. 15, 2008
Rest in peace.
- Brian
 Added: Sep. 1, 2008

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