Tyler V. Hardeman, Sr., a native of Pensacola, Florida was born on December 25th. Pastor Hardeman was licensed and ordained to the gospel ministry by the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida under the leadership of Dr. Nathaniel Smith.
Hardeman received his theological training at the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee where he received a diploma in Theology, Selma University in Selma, Alabama where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible Theology and Pastoral Ministry, a Master of Arts degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministry, and a second Master of Arts degree in Christian Education. Pastor Hardeman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Virginia University of Lynchburg and also an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Oakdale Bible College. He is currently working on a doctorate in Biblical Exposition Preaching at Anderson University Anderson, South Carolina.
Pastor Hardeman currently serves as President of the First West Florida Congress of Christian Education, Past President of the Baptist Ministers Union of Pensacola and vicinity, Instructor at the Florida General Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Past Bible Expositor of the First West Florida District Association, Instructor at the First West Florida Congress of Christian Education, and Dean of the Baptist Ministers Union of Pensacola and vicinity.
Reverend Hardeman elected on September 16, 2001, as Pastor of Lily Baptist Church. Pastor Hardeman was installed on November 4, 2001, as the sixth documented pastor of the Lily Baptist Church of Mobile, Alabama. Pastor Hardeman served Lily Baptist faithfully for eight and half years prior to returning back to his home church in 2009 as Co-Pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Hardeman was installed as the Co-Pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Pensacola, Florida on December 12, 2010.
On September 16, 2012, Pastor Hardeman was voted as Pastor elect of Antioch Baptist Church. Hardeman was officially installed as the Pastor on January 13, 2013. Hardeman is married to the former Miss Natalie Smith. They are the proud parents of three beautiful children. Sister Hardeman is currently employed with the Escambia County School System as a Instructional Specialist for Math and Science.