Dr. Lawrence (Larry) D, Hufhand
(Interim Pastor and State Representative of the Indiana Fundamental Baptist Fellowship)
Dr. Lawrence (Larry) D. Hufhand was the long time pastor of the First Baptist Church in Tipton, Indiana for over 41 years, until his retirement in 2006. Before that he started and pastured the Calvary Baptist Church of Freeport, Ill. for 5 years. He and his wife Marion have four sons, (Tim, Todd, Terry, & Tyler) 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Three of their sons, are college graduates and their son Tim was the Music Director of the First Baptist Church of Tipton, for 26 years.
Dr. Hufhand has served as the President of the Indiana Fundamental Baptist Fellowship several times, and has served on the boards of Macedonia Baptist Mission in Lawrenceville, Ga. and the Slavic Baptist Institute of the Ukraine. He is currently serving as State Rep. for the Indiana Fundamental Baptist Fellowship of Churches.
Dr. Hufhand has spoken at numerous Christian colleges including Bob Jones University, Pensacola Christian, Maranatha Baptist, Pillsbury Baptist, Ambassador Baptist, Clearwater Christian and others and has taught several courses in the Heritage Theological Baptist Seminary in Indianapolis, as well as in the Slavic Baptist Institute of the Ukraine.
Dr. Hufhand holds earned degrees from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind. and a Doctorate from Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, Ala. and has written two booklets relative to the Ministry.
Dr. Hufhand’s heart for world missions has taken him into several foreign countries, having preached in England, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine, Mexico, and Jamaica. He has also led 6 tours to the Land of the Bible. Presently, his ministry with the IFBF, takes him into many churches through out the State of Indiana, where he helps struggling churches, counsels churches in need of a Pastor, and supplies pulpits when the Pastor is gone.
Dr. Hufhand grew up in the hills of Pennsylvania, having lived for several years along side the Allegheny River in the small town of Manorville. He was the fourth child of Sam and Genevieve Hufhand, and the brother of Jim, Lee, Marcella, and David Hufhand. He was born into this world on the 27th. day of November in the year of 1934 in the city of Bolivar, NY and was born a second time, spiritually, in the summer of 1952, when he was converted to Jesus Christ as a 17 year old boy. One year later he graduated from Ford City High School in the spring of 1953. That same year he went off to Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC where he sensed God’s call to the ministry.
In 1956 he married a young lady whom he had known from High School and Church, by the name of Marion Dinus, and together they have served the Lord for over 52 years.
Dr. Hufhand claims that it’s always been about the journey, and never the destination. That was settled when they received Jesus Christ as their Saviour in 1952. Since then it’s been about the journey, and what a journey it has been. All to the Glory of God.