HBM is excited to welcome a new member to our team, Blaine Hooper, who will be developing our ongoing mission to equip church leaders in the DRC.
Blaine's passion is bringing glory to God by making mature disciples of Jesus Christ (1 Cor 10:31; Matt 28:19-20; Col 1:28).
Blaine was born on Fort Benning, Georgia and spent his childhood on various military bases across the US. In high school his family moved to Accra, Ghana, where God first gave him a heart for African missions. Blaine attended Rice University, and like his father commissioned in the US Army as an infantry officer upon graduation. In 2010, the Lord redirected his path from the military to ministry when he was severely wounded while leading troops in combat. It was overseas where Blaine learned the value of equipping and multiplying indigenous leaders. After recuperating for two years, Blaine left the Army in 2013 to attend Dallas Theological Seminary where he will graduate with a Masters of Theology degree in May.
He has been happily married to Anna, a teacher, since 2011 and they live in Houston, Texas. They cannot be more excited to serve our Lord by making disciples in Africa and abroad with Hope Builders Ministries!