Rev. Dr. Jack Hinton

October 2, 1935April 6, 2014
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Dr. Jack Hinton died suddenly on Sunday, April 6. A beloved citizen of New Bern for more than thirty years, Dr. Hinton served as the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church and as the interim pastor for numerous area congregations. He also served churches in Mebane, Maysville, Fayetteville, and Greensboro. Most recently, he was the Congregational Missionary for the Atlantic Baptist Association. Preacher, pastor, author, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, these are some of his most cherished roles, but of course, good and faithful servant is how he would most wish to be remembered. Dr. Hinton loved a long walk on the beach, a plate of ripe tomatoes, a good country music show, a complicated crossword puzzle, and knowing that all three of his children were preaching on any given Sunday. He was a man who cared deeply for others, believed in the best in humankind, and had an unwavering faith in the goodness of God.

He will be missed by many but especially by his immediate family, his wife of fifty-eight years, Shirley, his children, Dr. Sharon Bender, her husband Wade Bender, Rev. Kerry Hinton, his wife Lynda Hinton, and Rev. Lynne Hinton and her husband Bob Branard, his four grandchildren, Berry, Laura, Stephen, and Michael, and their families, including his four great grandchildren.

The service of remembrance will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Thursday, April 10 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Tabernacle Baptist Church or to your favorite charity.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rev. Dr. Jack Hinton

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Danny DeLoach

April 18, 2014

Shirley and Family, I just learned of Jacks passing. I'm deeply saddened. I certainly enjoyed working with Jack at Pollocksville. I know he loved music and those old gospel hyms. I will always remember Jack, he was an extraordinary man. May God rest his soul.

Betsy Hinton-Hard

April 16, 2014

Dear Aunt Shirley and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Jack. He was such a kind man and remains in my childhood memories for his kindness, compassion and warm smile. Sending all our Love, Betsy and Andy

April 15, 2014

My sincere condolences to the family. May Almighty God who provide you with comfort keep you close to his heart. It will get a little easier each day.

David Chandler

April 15, 2014

Hinton family, I have just learned of Dr. Hinton's homegoing. He was such a great man. He was instrumental in helping me get into Campbell University back in 1981, just a matter of a few days before the start of the fall term. I haven't seen him in years, but I have thought of him often. May God bless you all during this time of transition. I look forward to seeing Dr. Hinton again on the other side of Jordan.

Leigh Hottel

April 15, 2014

Shirley and family - I am so very sorry to hear the news of Jack's passing. Such a wonderful person and testament to his faith. I have very special memories of his service at Lafayette Baptist Church. He will surely be missed by many.

Kenny and Paige Muse

April 12, 2014

Dr. Bender and Family,

We are so sorry about the loss of your father. Please know that we are thinking of you.

Michael Swaim

April 12, 2014

Sending deepest on the loss of your father, Dr. Jack Hinton. Sincerely, Mike and Barbara Swaim

Art Williams

April 11, 2014

Dr. Hinton was a marvelous and kind pastor and mentor to me while he served in Greensboro. I enjoyed his humor and laugh and kind spirit. I know he will be missed by his family and all who he ministered too.

Johnny Ross

April 11, 2014

I was saddened to learn this morning in perusing the obituary pages of The News & Observer, Dr. Jack Hinton, had died suddenly. He was a good friend and colleague in ministry, most especially these last few years in his work with the Atlantic Baptist Association. My prayers are with his dear family, but especially with his son, Kerry, whom I knew personally.

Johnny Ross, Retired
Baptist State Convention of NC

Rev. Jonathan Behler

April 11, 2014

Dr. Hinton will be missed! I will always remember is encouraging words and gracious smile. I consider him a friend and mentor. Praying for his family.

Jonathan Behler