Jeff Hines

Pastor Jeff is a native of Hammond, Indiana, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with duty assignments in Texas, Germany and Arkansas, committed his life to Christ in 1982 and graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida in 1989.

Upon his graduation from Southeastern, Pastor Jeff came on staff at La Porte Assembly. During his first five years he served as youth pastor, followed by 2 years as associate pastor.  In 1996 Pastor Jeff was selected to serve as lead pastor.

Jeff married his first wife, Marcia, in 1984. During their time in La Porte, Jeff and Marcia were blessed with three sons: Josiah, Jordan and Joel.

In 2011, Marcia was diagnosed with incurable cancer.  She fought an inspiring and courageous battle, however, in early 2012, Marcia advanced to her eternal reward. The pain of losing Marcia is truly indescribable, but the Hines guys have discovered the faithfulness of God through this tragedy.  The biblical principles they believe have proven to be true.  God has granted them His strength, comfort and grace to navigate through the grieving process.  Additionally, the church family has been a tremendous support and encouragement to them.

Through the wonder of the internet, social media and texting, Pastor Jeff reconnected with a high school acquaintance, Johanna. Jeff was impressed with Johanna’s unwavering commitment to Christ, spiritual maturity, strength of character and her compassionate heart.  Johanna is a graduate of the Indiana University and served as an officer in the U.S. Air force for six years in California.

In December 2013, Jeff and Johanna were untied as husband and wife.  With Johanna’s daughter Jacqueline, their family is affectionately known as the 6J’s.  Their life is an adventurous journey of advancement and accomplishment as the kids graduate from high school, college, launch careers and enter into their own marriages.

Partnering with the talented staff at La Porte Assembly, Pastor Jeff and Johanna are excited about the great opportunities to impact La Porte and the surrounding area with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Service Times

Sunday Experience
Sunday Morning - 8:30 & 10:30 A.M.
- (2 Identical Services)
Thursday Youth Experience
- 365 Youth Ministry (Jr. High & up)
- Doors Open at 5:30
Home Groups
-Home Groups meet in peoples homes throughout the week.