John David “JD” Hankins
Senior Pastor

As the son of a pastor, I have lived in many places throughout the South.  I spent much of my childhood in Oxford, MS.  I feel blessed to have grown up in a family that loved the Lord and taught me to love the Lord.  I was saved when I was 8 years old and came to the realization that being “good” was not good enough to lead to salvation.  Romans 3:23 declares all have sinned, and that included me. I prayed to receive Christ sitting with my father on his bed.  I was baptized shortly after, along with my younger sister, by my father, a moment I recall often.

I am married to Auguste and we have a little girl, Isla Sue.  I am a graduate of the University of Mississippi and enjoy all things Ole Miss.

In college, I had an opportunity to spend a semester in Mexico through IMB Hands On and learned many things about ministry and myself. My fear of public speaking still existed, but God was doing a work only He could do in my life. In Mexico, I felt a clear call to ministry as I regularly shared Jesus with people from many different backgrounds. When I returned home, I took several different roles in the youth group as a college leader, even teaching a Sunday school class of 7th and 8th grade boys. This only confirmed my calling and launched me into the ministry when I took my first youth minister position.

I served at First Baptist Church Bruce, MS as Minister of Students. There I was licensed and ordained on September 2, 2017. From there, Auguste and I moved to the New Orleans area to pursue a seminary degree. Within a few months, Covid-19 began to spread through the region and God called us to First Baptist Church Rayville, LA, where we served 4 years.  I received my Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of 2022.

God called us to Fredonia in May 2024.  We are excited to be a part of the Ingomar community and serve at Fredonia Baptist Church.  We look forward to what God has for this church and community.

Brandi Reid
Music Director

Ingomar has been my home for the past 27 years. I became a Christian in 1989 following an evening service led by Bro. Gregg Thomas, here at Fredonia Baptist Church. I attended NEMCC, where I was active in BSU, a Missions Board leader, and a member of the Christian singing group, Sounds of Joy. The summer of 2000, I worked as a counselor and music teacher at Camp Garaywa in Clinton, MS.  I graduated in May of 2002 with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education at the University of Mississippi. I am currently an elementary music teacher and High School Chorus director at Ingomar Attendance Center, where I have worked the past 12 years. I have been blessed to lead the Children’s Choir for 10 years here at Fredonia, and led adult choir and music ministry from 2002-2004 and from January 2012-present. Clint, Polly Beth, Jon-David and I are so honored and blessed to call Fredonia home. I am eager to help bring a heart of worship to Fredonia, and more than anything else, I am dedicated to seek God’s direction and guidance to help build His kingdom.