Pastor Frank H. Hackworth

July 5, 1935 - June 25, 2023
Pastor Frank H. Hackworth

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This is to celebrate the life of Dr. Frank Harvey Hackworth, born to Nellie Maude Fullmer and James Alton Hackworth in Preble County, Ohio, on July 5, 1935. Dr. Hackworth fulfilled his
dream of meeting Jesus face to face on Sunday, June 25, 2023.

The highlights of Dr. Hackworth’s life were his soul’s salvation on June 1965; his marriage to his “Miss America” on August 26, 1961; and the adoption of his two daughters, Lisa and Carrie Beth from Rolloff Ministries. He shared his testimony at every possible opportunity. Since 1965, he and Pat have partnered to bring many people of all ages to Christ. He has pastored
churches in Florida and North Carolina, preached countless revivals all over the nation, and taught in Christian schools to bring the world to the knowledge of Christ’s sacrifice. He began
pastoring Faith Baptist Church in November, 1977, and continued this ministry until his homegoing.

He used every talent he had to draw people to salvation. He taught Tae Kwon Do to reach hundreds of children, teenagers, and adults. He enjoyed playing his harmonica every time a
chance presented. His ministries included New Hanover County Sheriffs Department Chaplain, numerous jail ministries, and many nursing home ministries. Dr. Hackworth also supported the establishment and building of many churches, orphanages, and hospitals on mission fields around the globe. His passion was the salvation of the souls of people.

Dr. Hackworth is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Hackworth; two daughters, Lisa Hackworth Mills and Carrie Beth Clerkin (Joe). He boasts four grandchildren: Tyler Jacob McGirt
(Rachael), Paige Nicole Spiker (Ryan), Ian Connor James Armstrong, and Morgan Bryn Elise Armstrong. His “pride and joy” were his three great grandchildren: Aiden Joseph McGirt,
Colton Andrew Spiker, and Elena Sophia McGirt who all called him “Papaw.”

He is preceded in death by his parents; by his brothers, James Hackworth, Jr., and John Hackworth; sisters Geneva Kirstatter, Ruth Ann Rutherford, Betty Sue Ashby, and Linda
Hackworth. He is also predeceased by great grandchild Penelope Ann Spiker.

On Friday, June 30, 2023, friends and family will gather to remember and celebrate his legacy at Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. Visitation with family will begin at 11am and will end at 1pm as the service begins, led by Tyler J. McGirt, Dr. Hackworth’s grandson. Graveside service will begin at 3pm at Greenlawn Cemetery led by
Arthur R. Bullock, Jr., Assistant Pastor, Faith Baptist Church.

“Amenski”. Frank Hackworth, you will be missed, but we will see you soon!

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  • September 13, 2023
    Matthew Stephens says:
    Mr.Hackworth Thank you and your family for including me in it. My simple words cannot express my gratitude for helping me come to know the Lord Jesus as my Savior. Your Haven of Rest is at hand. I hear you singing it now. God bless....see you soon.

  • September 13, 2023
    Matthew Stephens lit a candle:
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  • July 27, 2023
    Jasmine Smith says:
    I’m sadden that this is how our family found out about our Grandpa Hackworth’s passing. My mom was his only biological child. I remember going with Harvey and my mom to visit his brother Jim. We would visit us when he was preaching in Ohio. He has many grandchildren in Ohio that know about him. His memory will live on. Rest in Heaven, Grandpa.

  • July 26, 2023
    Ashley says:
    I will always cherish the little memories of you coming to visit us when you would be in Ohio. The story of me making you s’mores in the microwave that you thought was so special. Rest in the beautiful heavens Grandpa Hackworth

  • July 09, 2023
    Doris Fisher says:
    Dr Hackworth taught my son and grandson during the time he taught for Wilmington Christian Academy. He was a blessing to our family! We will him but will see him soon in heaven with Jesus forever and forever.