Our Pastor

Jeff Hooker grew up in Columbia, SC in a presbyterian church. He earned a B.S. from Clemson University and received his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Since being ordained in 2002, Jeff has served two other PCA churches in SC (as Youth Pastor) and MS (as Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor) prior to being called to Athens to plant Grace Covenant Church.

The Hooker family, sitting on Hadrian's Wall (circa 122 AD!), which is on the border of Scotland and England, during our 2017 summer adventure.

The Hooker family, sitting on Hadrian's Wall (circa 122 AD!), which is on the border of Scotland and England, during our 2017 summer adventure.

Jeff and Nancy met at Clemson where both were involved with Reformed University Fellowship, the PCA college campus ministry. Married in 1995, they have three children, John (20), who is a junior at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA, Lucas (18), who is joining his brother at Covenant College as a freshman this fall, and Mary Liles (16), who is a junior at Athens High School. Our family loves all kinds of music, Clemson football, outdoor adventures, and traveling (the world, if possible).  We also have two very friendly dogs; a yellow Lab named Jasper and a Golden Retriever named Bingley.

Our sons, John and Lucas, are a junior a freshman at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Our daughter, Mary Liles, is a junior at Athens High School.

Our sons, John and Lucas, are a junior a freshman at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Our daughter, Mary Liles, is a junior at Athens High School.

Our dogs, Bingley and Jasper.

Our dogs, Bingley and Jasper.