Jennifer Hawks

Of Counsel

Email: [email protected]

Jennifer Hawks, originally from Germantown, Tennessee, assists BJC’s legal and educational efforts. Prior to this role, she served as BJC Associate General Counsel.  She is currently employed as Director of Advocacy for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. 

Before coming to BJC, Hawks was the director of advocacy and outreach services for the Family Abuse Center in Waco, Texas, where she conducted a legal clinic and led educational programs. She previously worked for two judges in the state of Mississippi and served as a staff attorney for the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Hawks also served in both paid and volunteer ministry positions in Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas. She has published papers in the journal of the Texas Baptist Historical Society and Baptist History & Heritage Journal.

A graduate of Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi School of Law, Hawks earned a Master of Divinity degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. She is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas and Mississippi bars, and she was ordained into the Gospel ministry by McLean Baptist Church in McLean, Virginia.

Learn more about Jennifer in her BJC staff Q&A.