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Stephen Zachary Hearne, American minister, educator. Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Church, 1978. Recipient faculty mini-grants, 1983, 85; Burlington-South Boston Ministerium Award, Elon College, 1976.


Hearne, Stephen Zachary was born on January 18, 1952 in Burlington, North Carolina, United States. Son of Stephen Thomas and Diana (Zachary) Hearne.


Bachelor in Religion, Elon College, North Carolina, 1976. Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1979. Master of Theology in New Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1981.

Postgraduate, Yale University, 1983. Postgraduate, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990. Doctor of Ministry, Erskine Theological Seminary, 1996.


Interim minister Berea United Church of Christ, Elon College, North Carolina, 1975-1977. Minister of education Hocutt Memorial Baptist Church, Burlington, 1977-1981. Instructor (part-time) Technology College of Alamance, Haw River, 1978-1981.

Campus minister North Greenville College, Tigerville, South Carolina, 1981-1987, religion professor, 1981-1993. Chaplain, director in-service guidance Anderson (South Carolina) College, 1993-1996. Director admissions Gardner-Webb School Divinity, Boiling Springs, North Carolina, 1996-2000, assistant professor religion, 1996-2000.

Chair Christian education, administrator community service Christ Church Episcopal School, Greenville, South Carolina, 2000—2001. Teacher, member admissions committee Shannon Forest School, 2001—2002. Hospital chaplain Greenville Hospital Systems, 2002—2003.

Pastor Piedmont First Baptist Church, since 2003. Director Baptist Student Union, Tigerville, 1981-1985. Conference leader various churches, faculty North Greenville College, 1984-1988.

Elected faculty marshal, 1988-1989. Adjunct professor religion Gardner-Webb University, since 2000.


  • Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Church, 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles, papers, dictionary entries to various religious publications.


Chief Tigerville Volunteer Fire Department, 1982-1988. Assistant vice president Tigerville Democratic precinct organization, 1989-1990. Member Faith & Order Commission National Council Churches.

Member South Carolina Academy Religion, National Association Baptist Professors Religion, South Carolina Baptist History Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: family outings, hunting, golf, reading, fishing.


Married Mary Gay Jaundrill, December 31, 1974. Children: Stephen Zachary Junior, David Phillip.

Stephen Thomas Hearne

Diana (Zachary) Hearne

Mary Gay Jaundrill

Stephen Zachary Junior Hearne

David Phillip Hearne