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Jack Hinson - Wedding Officiant

My Background


The Rev. Jack Hinson is a native of Charleston, South Carolina.  He holds degrees from Mars Hill College, Wake Forest University and Southeastern Seminary.  He became Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains upon completion of studies at Dorothea Dix Hospital, NC Baptist School of Pastoral Care and the Patrick B. Harris Hospital.  He served as pastor for seventeen years before becoming the first full time chaplain at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, NC.  Since his retirement from the hospital in 2000, he has served as interim pastor in six churches.  He is author of the book, "Laughter Was God's Idea" csabooks.com

Throughout his ministry, Jack was privileged to serve in a number of international locations including a two-week preaching crusade in Jamaica, volunteer missionary in Haiti, an archaeological dig in Israel, Pastor at the First International Baptist Church of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Speaker at the tenth International Humor Conference in Paris, France.

Listed as a preferred Wedding Officiant for the world-renowned Biltmore Estate, the number one wedding destination in the Asheville and Western NC area, as well as a preferred Wedding Officiant on the vendor list for dozens of other wedding venues in the area. 

Rev. Hinson is a non-denominational wedding officiant/minister and can provide traditional wedding ceremonies as well as non-religious or spiritual wedding ceremonies for couples. He provides material which allows each couple to put together a very personalized ceremony.

If you are planning a Wedding, Vow   Renewal or Commitment Ceremony in the Asheville, NC area, and need someone to officiate, please contact me




I  am available to officiate at weddings in the Asheville and Western North Carolina area for people of all faiths, inter-faiths, and no faith, providing material which allows couples to construct their own personal wedding ceremony.  I also provide material for including children from previous marriages, and have compiled “Readings” which can be used as part of the wedding service.

I perform a lot of Jewish-Christian weddings, providing information and material that allows the couple to incorporate customs from both faith traditions.  I am available to officiate weddings of other inter-faith traditions.

    I am available to perform vow renewal ceremonies.

  I am also available to direct your wedding rehearsal and supervise the directing of your wedding ceremony, putting together a wedding service plan with the couple, then being there to insure that the rehearsal and wedding ceremony run smoothly.

      Following the ceremony, I will present the couple with a Wedding Certificate and the copy of their wedding ceremony used in the service. Also  I will be responsible for completing their marriage license, having it witnessed and returned to the appropriate County office.

I have a Minister back-up who has access to my wedding material and can fill in on very short notice in case of any emergency.