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Rev. Gregory Hardy is the third child born to the late Leroy and Gladys Hardy on
June 21, 1966 in Bronx, New York. After the death of his father, Rev. Hardy’s mother
relocated the family from Bronx, New York to Durham, North Carolina.
Rev. Hardy was reared in Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, NC
where he served as a participant and then youth leader of St. Paul’s Children’s Church
under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. W.T. Bigelow. Rev. Hardy matriculated
the public school system of Durham North Carolina. Graduating from Hillside High
School and then attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, he became a
member of the esteemed Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Rev. Hardy graduated with honors from Mt. Olive College with a Bachelor of Science
in Business Management and Organizational Development in May 2005. On May 9, 2010,
Rev. Hardy graduated with a GPA of 3.80 from Shaw Divinity in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Recently, Rev. Hardy completed all academic requirements for the doctoral program
at Drew Theological Seminary in Madison New Jersey where his focus is on Worship,
Spirituality, and Preaching and is now a candidate for Doctor of Ministry. Rev. Hardy’s
doctorate thesis deals with developing effective ministries that engage and encourage
broken black men from the ages 18-49, to be active participants in their faith community.
Upon completing and defending his dissertation, Rev. Hardy will join the class of
2014 receiving his Doctorate of Ministry.
Rev. Hardy is married to the former Toya M. Mitchell. They have been blessed with
three wonderful children; Tyeshia, Jasmine, and Gregory, and the proud grandfather
of Mr. Aidan Conner Davis.
In addition to working on his doctorate, Rev. Hardy works with displace workers and
people who were formally incarcerated teaching and developing skills and training
to enter into the workforce. His commitment to serve also reaches the classroom
where he is an adjunct professor at Piedmont Community College, in Roxboro, NC, where
he teaches in the religion and philosophy department.