Pastor Roy Hadnot
Hadnot moved to Winslow in 1971 from Jasper, Texas.
Hadnot began working for Winslow High School as a custodian in 1984. In 1998, he moved to the junior high campus and became a maintenance man. He said he will continue to work for WJHS despite his new appointment as pastor.
He was ordained in June of 1994. He was appointed the pastor of the Faith Temple of the Church of God in Christ two weeks ago.
Hadnot served his country in the Vietnam War in 1969 - 70.
He served as the assistant pastor at the COGIC for two and a half years under the previous pastor, Oliser Ward.
His goal as the new pastor of COGIC is to reach out the community’s youths.
“Our goal is to get the youth out of gangs and teach them moral values,” he said.
Hadnot has also done a prison ministry at the Arizona Department of Corrections prison for the last eight years. He said he will also continue to serve the inmates.
Hadnot’s wife of 24 years, Roberta, has worked at First National Community Bank for the past 18 years. They have two children, Monte Hadnot, who lives in Gilbert, Ariz., and Jaime Fields, who resides here in Winslow. Hadnot also has four granddaughters.