Original Cape Fear & Southwestern F.W.B.A.C.



Bishop Hinton no flowerBishop Reginald S. Hinton

Bishop Reginald S. Hinton was elected as the Presiding Bishop of the Original Cape Fear and Southwestern Free Will Baptist Annual Conference during its 133rd Annual Session on November 11, 2000. Prior to his election, he served as 1st Vice President under the very capable leadership of Bishop Cliffous S. Artis from November 1988 until November 2000. He served as 2nd Vice President under Bishop Emeritus Henry McLean from November 1984 until November 1988. In addition to his pastoral duties at Mount Pisgah Harnett Original Free Will Baptist Church, he has served as the 2nd Vice President of the Original Free Will Baptist General Conference under the leadership of General Bishop Emeritus L. N. Forbes and he currently serves at 1st Vice President under the leadership of  General Bishop James E. Tripp, Jr.

Bishop Hinton is committed to our conference theme, Excellence Without Excuse, and desires to see the continual expansion of the kingdom of God. He embraces the responsibility to lead by example and endeavors to maintain spiritual integrity in the conference family. He believes that God is the One who orchestrates his path through life and has learned the importance of abiding faith in God’s ability to do great things on behalf of His people. He is humbled by the privilege to serve God’s people and treasures the opportunity to work with Bishop Fred Clarida, Sr., the Conference Executive Board and the pastors within the Conference in fulfilling the mandate given to the Conference.

He is married to First Lady Janet M. Hinton and they are blessed to have their son, Elder Reginald S. Hinton, Jr., their daughter-in-law, Ebony A. Hinton, and their granddaughter, Kennedy Elaine Hinton . He enjoys the blessing of his two brothers and six sisters and their families. In addition, he has several spiritual sons and daughters who are very precious to him. He loves reading, sports and traveling with First Lady Hinton.