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Rollins Funeral Home

1401 Hudson Road, Rogers, AR

OBITUARY

Tommy A Hinson

February 11, 1929January 24, 2020
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Thomas “Tommy” A. Hinson, 90, passed away at his home on January 24, 2020. He was born on February 11, 1929 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Longus V. and Nettia (Elkins) Hinson. He was the loving husband of Flora “Jo” (Little) Hinson for 71 years. Tommy was a lifetime pastor and knew from the very young age of 11 that God had called him to ministry. This is when he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. At the age 15 he surrendered to the ministry and at 17 he was ordained. He received his schooling at the Southern Baptist College (1948), Baylor University (1952) and completed his education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began his ministry in Little Rock at the Roland Baptist and Pilgrims Rest churches. He then moved to Brown’s Chapel in Paragould. From there, he spread the word at churches in Waco, Texas, Altus, Oklahoma, Wichita, Kansas, Kensett, Arkansas, Paris, Arkansas, and West Memphis, Arkansas. Tommy served with the Washington Madison Association in Fayetteville. He worked at the Evangelism Explosion as Vice President of the U.S. and English Speaking Caribbean. Tommy was the President of Executive Board for Arkansas Baptist Convention, President of Arkansas Baptist Convention, Vice-President of Pastor’s Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Board of Directors of the Baptist Hospital of Memphis, Tennessee. In more recent years, he was the assistant pastor at Cross Church, and Interim Pastor at First Baptist Church in Rogers, Salisaw, Oklahoma, and Paris, Arkansas. Altogether he was in the ministry until his passing encompassing 73 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Lee Hinson and Paula Butler; grandson, Aaron Hinson and 12 brothers and sisters. Tommy is survived by his lovely wife, Jo Hinson of Rogers; daughter, Renee Burdick and husband, Steve of South Carolina; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren; and sister, Nettia Hale of Eldorado, Arkansas. A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church in Rogers, Pleasant Grove on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, with his funeral at 1pm in First Baptist Church. Burial will be private. Online condolences can be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to the Scholarship Fund at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

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  • DONATIONS

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Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Memories

Tommy A Hinson

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Eddie Combs

January 29, 2020

Bro. Hinson was one of the greatest pastor's that I have worked with. As a retired Director of Missions, I attribute much of my early training to Bro. Hinson. God bless Mrs. Hinson!

Charlie Foster

January 28, 2020

Proverbs 11:30 (KJV)
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

While serving with brother Tommy at Cross Church, Springdale the verse above was Tommy's life as he lead our Evangelism Explosion.

Jack Kwok

January 28, 2020

I am so very grateful for the influence of the life and ministry of Brother Tommy Hinson. His passion to share the Gospel personally and publicly encouraged me from my first encounter with him in 1966. I observed him lead skillfully the Arkansas Baptist Convention through challenging issues. His preaching at Southern Baptist College challenged and encouraged me. I learned very valuable practical lessons in pastoral ministry when he taught as an adjunct professor at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. I praise God for Brother Tommy Hinson and pray his family receive all of God’s comforting grace.
Jack Kwok
Executive Director
State Convention of Baptists in Ohio

Linda (Moore) Hixson

January 27, 2020

Dear family:
I'm so sad to hear that brother Tommy passed. Brother Tommy baptized me when I was 5 years old, after several trips to my house to discuss this with me and my mother because I was so young according to him. But, it did not take me long to convince him that I knew exactly what I was asking and fully understood what it meant. Thanks to his skillful preaching of God's word. He was a wonderful pastor and an amazing servant of God. May his soul be at peace and his spirit fly free. My sincere condolences to all the family and his many friends.

Bill Hamilton

January 27, 2020

What fond memories I have of Brother Tommy... centered around times spent together in Evangelism Explosion training. Going into the community with Tommy was always a joy. Rain or shine, warm or freezing cold, Tommy was always ready to share Jesus with a warm smile and gentle demeanor. His sincere love for the Lord always shined through. I thank God for the indelible spiritual mark he made on my life and the lives of so many others. We love you and will miss you Brother Tommy!
May the Lord hold you especially close now, Jo, and bring many wonderful memories to mind in the days ahead.

Roger Duke

January 27, 2020

Dear Family,

I had Pastoral Ministries with your loved one c.1984. It was a blessing. I do appreciated his faithfulness to the Lord and his work.

sdg!

Roger Duke

Kathy Whelchel

January 27, 2020

To Brother Tommy's Precious Family:

We are sending love and prayers and most deepest sympathies to your family. We know that Brother Tommy is safe in the arms of Jesus. He will be sorely missed by the many lives he touched and forever changed. I remember one Easter Sunday morning many years ago Brother Tommy baptized our Jessie at FBC Rogers. Brother Tommy, God bless you as you are sitting in His presence.
With love in Christ,
The Whelchel Family

Abby Chappell-Burton

January 27, 2020

Brother Tommy was one of those people who was always there! No matter what! He was one of the most kindest people I know! He always showed love to my family! When both my grandparents passed away he was there first thing and didn't even hesitate! Brother Tommy didn't care what time it was he would show up and show you the most kindest love he could give! Brother Tommy was the one who baptized me and I'll never forget that! I'll also never forget all the Saturday morning bus breakfast mornings! My grandparents adored him and thought very highly of him! Brother Tommy was a very special man and will truly be missed ! I know he would tell us he's at peace now and with the one he longed to be with all his life ! Greatful for the many years we got to enjoy this precious man and all the life's you have touched! Your now at home with my grandparents and all the others! I know heaven welcomed you with open arms and told you good servent!

Until then brother Tommy!

Debra Whitaker

January 27, 2020

I remember he would always come visit ms.mary beth Byrd when I would clean her house he was so faithful in visiting her ❤️💔

Joyce Eaton

January 27, 2020

Bro. Tommy and Miss Jo have been our neighbors across the street for the last 16 years and fellow church members. Such sweet folks. We are out of town and will miss the visitation and funeral. Our prayers are with Miss Jo and the family during this time. Bro. Tommy is healthy and well and in God's presence. What a great picture! Larry and Joyce Eaton

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