About Richard

About Richard


Husband to Regina for 42 years, they have one daughter, Amanda, and enjoy being grandparents of Andrew, Anna and Aaron. Regina is a manager with Emory Health Care in LaGrange.

As a vocational church planter, in 1979 Richard pioneered Courts of Praise Christian Center in Georgia and served into its 10th year. In ’89,  he accepted a faculty position with Christ For The Nations Institute  of Biblical Studies in Dallas, Texas. This allowed him to serve as Dean of Students and professor of New Testament during his 17 yrs of  full-time and adjunct tenure.

In May of ’95, during his CFNI days, he led  a team to plant Redeemed Community in the inner City of Dallas, Texas. He served the multi-racial congregation into it’s 10th year.

In June of ’05, He and Regina returned to LaGrange, Georgia where Richard he launched “The Life ” while continuing to serve as Lead  Presbyter with Reformata Family of Ministers and Churches.
 During his 40 years of ministry, Richard has enjoyed  missional endeavors to Germany, Honduras, Israel, Jamaica, China, Hong Kong, Finland, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Japan, Mexico,Thailand and Canada.

He earned a Master of Religious Education from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan and his Doctorate in Practical Theology from Master’s Graduate School of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana.

Richard Hanner

16 responses to “About Richard

  1. Mike

    February 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Love the look of your site these days. Blessigs in the New Year of 2011

  2. imran acosta

    March 29, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Dr. Hanner,
    YOU have been instrumental in my salvation.
    I praise God for you.
    Thank you for ministering to my family in 2004-2005 at CFNI.
    My life, and countless others’, would NOT be the same without your MARVELOUS teachings to me in “Basic Christian Doctrines” “Book of Hebrews” and “Corinthian Letters” Classes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Allan Moore

    July 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Where have you been? E-mailed and texted you twice in the last few days. Everything OK?

  4. Carol Masdon Howard

    September 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Richard,we have both come along way since 8th grade.I am proud to see how far Our Dear Lord has brought you. It is a good feeling when you learn of old friends from school who are serving God.Very proud to call you my friend.God bless you and your family.
    Carol Masdon Howard

    • RGH

      September 2, 2012 at 4:45 am

      Thanks Carol,
      I was so blessed as well to discover you were serving Christ as well.Like Paul the Apostle said, “Christ is what living is all about!” Our time at HHS was really great and I am sooooo thankful that I have been able to re-connected with you as well.
      May the Exalted Christ be pleased to Keep us strong in the faith and filled with the Holy Spirit. !

  5. Anna Lee Moss

    November 4, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I really enjoy getting your email, “Antagoniz”. We sure do wish you would come back to Ellijay to share with us soon! (It needs to be REAL soon – R J and I are going to Mexico as missionaries with our youngest daughter at the end of December).

    • RGH

      November 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Shout! Thanks for droppin in on antagoniz and taking time to share. I really enjoy ministering to the kind folks at HIS House in Ellijah. Maybe ole Ralph will summons me back soon. Give him a nudge. hahahahahahahahahahaha

  6. Andrew Wong

    November 14, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Dr Hanner,

    This is Andrew Wong, one of your students way back in the years from 1991 to 1993. Back then, I was a student on the work scholarship program and for the first year, I was with Gary Osborn in the Public Relations Dept.

    Years and years have flown by and I am so happy I found this site. From what I have read, you sound well, happy and still on fire serving Christ the King of Kings !!! And I still recall your very contagious laughter.

    I also certainly remember how much you have blessed me in every way. So has your dear wife Regina. Kindly convey my sincere greetings all the way from the tiny island of Singapore !!

    And Amanda. 3 grandchildren for you now. I don’t think she will remember me but I recall being very kindly invited by your family to your staff housing (can’t remember the name now) for a near Christmas time dinner. You were busy with the Christmas tree then. Precious memories indeed !!

    • RGH

      November 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Heeeeeeeeey Andrew! Sure I remember and really great to hear from you my friend. We had great times at CFNI and miss the many students and friends from those days.

  7. richard case

    February 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    hi Dr. hanner…Richie here..we as a family r planning a Flordia trip..want to come by ur way and se u if possible….214-994-3662… ur last post…

  8. Andrew Wong

    March 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Dear Dr Hanner,
    I have finally gotten the answer from you regarding your thoughts about the hyper grace movement, the Big I church, and the money gospel.

    Much thanks and preach it Bro !! You’re the man !!!

  9. Tyson Ziegler

    March 22, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Richard, it’s been a long time…glad to see you and Regina are doing well. If you have a moment next week, I would like to check in with you. Please send me a good time and number to get back with you.


  10. Ron Jones

    August 31, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Glad to see Honduras on your list of missional endeavors. However, I believe it should have been in bold letters and highlighted! Love you and Regina, and look forward to seeing you both down here again in the near future. Better hurry though, I think my dear Lord may be coming soon!
    Ron and Shelley

  11. Matt

    January 8, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Such an exciting blessing to find this page! Dr. Richard Hanner, you are such a big part of my coming of age in Christ through Christ for the Nations.. yeah I’m a ‘Snifer’ from 2003. I am moving forward in my calling towards church planting and building and have found a small spirit filled community group growing to fruition here in Prosper Texas and would like to invite you to stop in if you are in the Dallas area ever? If not you coming here I would love to come for a visit to see you in Georgia if possible! May God bless you daily until his victorious return!

  12. Rory Butler

    January 11, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Haha, found your site as I was looking more into Joseph prince’s heresies, I live and pastor a chinese church in Jakarta (not far from Singapore) and have to deal with his influence from time to time. shout! 🙂 Rory

  13. L.J.Wood

    June 14, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Looks like you guys have moved


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