Jeff and Cindy Hackett were married in September 1984 after meeting in college. They both accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, Easter 1987. Since that time, they both have been actively involved at their church in various ministries including women’s, men’s, children’s and youth ministries. Jeff also served as Deacon/Trustee at his church from 1995-2000. After working as a consultant in the Drainage & Landscape Engineering industry for 18 years, Jeff answered God’s call to enter full-time ministry in 2000 as youth pastor at his home church (The Chapel, Buffalo, New York). During his first year, Jeff took a group of 65 teenagers and adult leaders to the Dominican Republic on a short-term missions trip. It was on that trip that God planted a seed in Jeff’s heart to have a passion for missions. Over the next 4 years, God cultivated that passion through several more trips to the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.
November 1, 2004 Jeff accepted God’s call with SCORE International as a full-time missionary, recruiting, teaching, training, traveling and hosting church groups and sports teams on short-term mission trips as well as directing the GAP Year & Intern Programs. As the Director of Advancement for SCORE, God has put a passion in Jeff’s heart for connecting the local church to the vision for missions. This vision is not only the foreign mission field, but also the mission field where each one of us lives daily. Jeff and Cindy’s hope is that people of all ages within the church would actively engage in missions and that God would raise up laborers because “the fields are white for harvest.”
Jeff and Cindy reside in the Buffalo area. They have three children: Justin (29) & wife Katie live in Toronto, Canada. Ashley (27) lives in Lockport, NY. Bethany (23) recently graduated from college is living at home while finishing her Master degree in International Education. All three are Alumni of Houghton College.
The Hackett’s desire is that they continue to be challenged and used by God as He shapes & molds them for His purpose.