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.
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. Their family loves all kinds of music, Clemson football, outdoor adventures, and traveling (the world, if possible). They also have two very friendly dogs; a yellow Lab named Jasper and a Golden Retriever named Bingley.