Rev. Dr. Jimmie Hardaway, Jr. is the Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church of
Niagara Falls, NY. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Pastor Hardaway
officially began his ministry at the age of 16. Pastor Hardaway graduated from
Canisius College (Jesuits) with a dual major, Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Religious Studies and Sociology. He has an earned Master of Ministry Degree
from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Georgia. He has also earned a Doctor of Ministry degree. He has also He was also awarded a
Doctor of Divinity Degree (Honoris Causa) by Christ Theological Seminary,
Yonkers, NY.

His passion is preaching and teaching the word of God. He has been blessed to
travel abroad and domestically preaching the gospel for 46 years.

He founded and pastored the New Creation Fellowship Ministries
(Bronx/Yonkers, NY) in 2009, He has also pastored Memorial Baptist Church in
Buffalo, New York for ten years, Macedonia Baptist Church in San Francisco,
California for seven years and Macedonia Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, New
York for seven years.

He formerly served as a Tax Examiner, Manager, and Revenue Officer for the
Internal Revenue Service. When opportunity allows, he is a substitute teacher for
the Buffalo Public Schools and Erie 1 BOCES. He is President of the Student
Housing Board at Niagara County Community College. He also served on the
Presidential Search Committee for the college.
Pastor Hardaway has a spirit that is hungry for authenticity and sincerity. To this
end, I have searched for and found God in unconventional places.” He further
writes that “... I see the pastor's role as one called to encourage the
transformation of individuals and congregations. If we are seeking the salvation
of the entire world, we can begin our work by allowing God to sensitize us to the
despair, heartache, poverty, selfishness, and need for God's love, that exists in
our communities and the world over. I believe the greatest example of a miracle
that we can witness today is the transformation of selfishness into compassion and self-righteousness into empathy. I truly believe that God is working through our local churches to make these miracles happen.”

Pastor Hardaway is blessed to be married to Rev. Karen M. Anderson Hardaway.
Pastor Hardaway is also a loving father, stepfather and grandfather, and great-grandfather.

His favorite scripture is Psalm 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is
the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?