Freddie Hinson Jr. was born on August 6, 1964 in Clearwater Florida to Rhonda M.
and Freddie Hinson, Sr. He made a personal profession of faith in Christ at the age of 12. At the age of 18 he accepted his call to public ministry while serving in the US Army in SHAPE Belgium where he served as a minister and musician. He maintained his membership in New Zion Missionary Baptist Church while serving in the military. Upon his return home, he was licensed as a minister and served in his home church for 7 years while attending Florida Beacon Bible College, St. Petersburg College and NOVA University.

While serving at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church he met and married his sweetheart and best friend Leslee Carol (Nelms) Hinson. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Ashley (Hinson) Long and Elicia Hinson, one granddaughter Emani Marie Long and a son-in-law Christopher Long.

God has provided him with diverse ministry and speaking opportunities, both within and beyond his home church of New Zion. During his time at New Zion, he was discipled and eventually was called to Pastor Union Baptist Church of Port Richey Florida. There he progressively developed in preaching, teaching and serving. As a result of these years of assisting his former Pastor Dr. LeRoy “Tina” Howard and ministering in varied capacities of ministry in the church and community, he has learned the fundamental aspects of spiritual leadership.

Over the course of his ministry and the pastorate, his love for God’s Word, the church, and people have been obvious in every ministry area that he has served. While serving as a Bi-vocational pastor he was the Director for the City of Clearwater’s Neighborhood Services Department which was the key department responsible for Neighborhood Sustainability and Urban Redevelopment throughout the city of Clearwater. This ministry opportunity has resulted in Pastor Hinson being called a Pastor who is engrained in community ministry, reaching and impacting communities with the Love of Jesus Christ. Balancing his pastoral responsibilities with pastoral ministry, speaking engagements, conferences, and other church events, Pastor Hinson strives to fulfill his life mission statement which is, “To Serve the Present Age My Calling to Fulfill,” taken from the familiar hymn, “A Charge to Keep I Have” by Charles Wesley.  

His passion to be the best servant that he can possibly be to His LORD has resulted in him continuing his education in many theological institutes and fellowships and he is currently a candidate for Doctor of Theology at Trinity Seminary. His lifelong goal is to finish well in the service of the Lord.

Rev. Freddie Hinson Jr.