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Meet Annette Hankins

Detroit, Michigan


Home Church
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church

B.A. Radio Television and Film, Wayne State University 

Garrett-Evangelical Degree Program/Year
M.Div. third year

Career Plans
I plan on ministering in the area of Pastoral Care and Counseling.  Ideally, I would like to serve as a Chaplain.

Personal Information
I came to Garrett-Evangelical after 25 years in the media field.  During my first career, I was a video camera person, an audio technician, and a video editor for which I won an Emmy Award. After working as a news room editor for 15 years, I accepted the call into ministry.  I used the skills I learned in media by serving my home church as the Director of Multi-Media Ministries for five years. I began attending seminary part-time in Detroit, but had a burning desire to attend seminary on a full time basis.  I am the mother of two daughters, Allyssa is a freshman at Bowling Green State University studying psychology and Allyson is a first year graduate student at the University of Kentucky studying opera.

Attraction to Garrett-Evangelical
After spending a few days on vacation in Chicago, I paid a visit to Garrett-Evangelical to inquire about their programs and was led to the admissions office.  After spending a few minutes with the staff I immediately felt a wonderful sense of community.  The academic opportunities and the welcoming spirit showed me that Garrett-Evangelical was where I was supposed to be.  I immediately filled out my application and eagerly waited for my acceptance. 

At the age of 15 I preached my first sermon but life lead me in a different direction.  I felt the call once again in 2000 and in 2002 I became a Deacon in Training.  God is leading me in the direction of chaplaincy and pastoral care and counseling.  God has equipped me and is still equipping me through my experiences and training to help others overcome various trials in their lives.


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