Jay Hardwick is the Director of Church Planting for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Jay previously served as Lead Pastor at North Rock Hill after planting and leading Awaken Church in Columbia, SC.
Jay is passionate about leading people to follow Jesus and to engage in Gods mission in the world. This passion shows up in his preaching of Gods Word, his personal investment in making disciples, and in his going to other cities and nations.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mass Communication & Broadcasting from North Greenville University and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Jay and his wife Lara Beth have three daughters and live in Rock Hill. Jay often says he loves his 5 Gs God, his Girls, the (South Carolina) Gamecocks, Golf, and Good coffee.