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 Reverend Jenal L. Hardaway




Jenal L. Hardaway answered God’s call to preach in a dream.  Under the leadership of her father in the ministry, Dr. Thomas J. Boyd, Pastor Emeritus of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Minister Hardaway was licensed to preach in 1994.  Minister Hardaway served as the Director of Christian Education, Advisor to the General Missionary Society, Founder and Facilitator of Biblically Empowered Singles for Truth (B.E.S.T.).   Under her direction, Salem had its first Leadership Conference.   In 1996, Minister Hardaway was called by the Parkchester Baptist and Senior Pastor, Dr. Hillary Gaston, to serve as the Assistant Pastor in the Bronx, New York.   Minister Hardaway was ordained by Pastor Boyd and her home church, Salem, in 1997.  


 At Parkchester, Rev. Hardaway was responsible for the Christian Education Ministry, Mission Ministry, Men’s, Women’s and Youth Ministries.  Rev. Hardaway’s focus was young people and New Membership classes.   Her first accomplishment was to help the Cheerleaders get new uniforms.  Rev. Hardaway added Bible Calisthenics, memory verses and tithing lessons to the new members’ program.    In September, 2000 Parkchester called Rev. Hardaway to serve as Interim Pastor.   During her first year, God blessed Parkchester to grow spiritually, numerically and financially.  Thirty-four (34) new members joined the Church Family.   One of the church mothers suggested that we sacrifice a dollar a day during Lent.   Everybody, including our children, participated and gave sacrificially!!  Through their faithfulness and sacrificial giving, over and above tithes, God multiplied our gifts and we were able to bring into God’s house upwards to $10,000.  Over the next three years, God’s blessed Parkchester to add 44 more new members to the Church Family.   Parkchester contributed to missions and remained faithful in sharing their time, talents and treasures within the church and community.


In 2007, Rev. Hardaway joined Cornerstone Baptist Church.   Rev. Hardaway serves as an Associate Pastor.  She is a member of Women of the Word and a Coach for the Victorious Disciples Ministry.  


Rev. Hardaway was born and educated in New York City.  She received an Associate’s Degree in Business from S.U.N.Y. at Delhi; Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton {Phi Beta Kappa}; Masters of Business Administration in Management from Long Island University and Master of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary.  Rev. Hardaway has one daughter, Jenae La-Zette.


























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