The Rev. Jack Hinson is a native of Charleston, South Carolina.  He holds degrees from Mars Hill College, Wake Forest University and
Southeastern Seminary.  He became Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains upon completion of studies at
Dorothea Dix Hospital, NC Baptist School of Pastoral Care and the Patrick B. Harris Hospital.  He served as pastor for seventeen years before becoming the first full time chaplain at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, NC.  Since his retirement from the hospital in 2000, he has served as interim pastor in six churches.  He is author of the book, "Laughter Was God's Idea"