Hebron Fellowship Baptist Church

A People of Purpose, Prayer, and Praise!

The Story of Hebron

       A man and his father were fishing on a pier. As the man was casting his lines into the water, his father looked at him and said, "Son, let me show you how to fish." And with that statement, he jumped over the rail and into the water. After a few moments he came up out of the water with an armful of fish and said, "If you want to catch some fish you have to get in the water." It was then that the man realized that he was dreaming and that there was a message for him in that dream.

          Hebron Fellowship Baptist Church was borne out of this God inspired vision given to Pastor Daryl Vining and the first service was held August 21, 2005. Just as with any God ordained purpose there where obstacles along the way, challenges to be met, souls to be saved and people willing to serve. Since those early days HFBC has grown spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally while spreading the gospel message and working to build up the kingdom of God. Hebron Fellowship is a place of refuge for many and continues to strive to fulfill the objectives to being fishers of men for the glory of God.

Daryl J. Vining Sr. - Pastor of Hebron Fellowship


          Dr. Daryl J. Vining Sr. is a native of Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Warner Robins, Georgia. Pastor Vining is married to the former Dianna Covington of Caledonia, Mississippi, and they are the proud parents of three children: Victoria, Daryl Jr., and Alexandria. He is the son of the late Elmer L. Vining Jr. and Ruby Stubbs Vining. He is the seventh of eight children. Pastor Vining is a product of the Detroit Public School system.

         A graduate of Cass Technical High School, Pastor Vining participated in many extracurricular activities such as, track, wrestling, and football. Pastor Vining received the National Merit Scholarship as well as other awards for achievement in athletics and academics. He matriculated to Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Communications with a minor in Business and Marketing. While in college Pastor Vining received recognition as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America for his work with the NAACP, Police Athletic League and other community service organizations. Upon graduation, Pastor Vining accepted a position in private industry and lived in St. Paul, Minnesota as an Account Executive.
 In 1990, Pastor Vining moved to Georgia and worked for several years at an insurance company as an agent, sales manager, district manager, and territory manager. During this time Pastor Vining accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in December 1992 at Fellowship Bible Baptist Church of Warner Robins, Georgia. In 1996, he accepted his calling to preach the Gospel to God’s people under the direction of his pastor the late Rev. Dr. Willie L. Reid Sr. In his capacity as an associate minister, Pastor Vining served as head of the administrative team, director of the Fellowship Christian Academy, a member of the Board of Trustees, Youth Pastor, and Outreach Minister at Fellowship Bible Baptist Church. During that time, the membership of the church grew beyond 2,500 members.

          In 2005, God commissioned a new work for Pastor Vining as the Co-Founder and senior pastor of the Hebron Fellowship Baptist Church of Warner Robins, GA. The initial message for Hebron was for the church to be Difference Makers for the Kingdom of God. Through the favor and grace of God, HFBC has been continually growing and dispatching disciples to share the Gospel.

          As an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Pastor Vining has a strong unction to uplift and serve the community. He has served on several committees and boards throughout the community, dealing with the concerns of the homeless, mentoring the youth as well as community health issues. From 2009- 2011, Pastor Vining served as the Associational Moderator for the Rehoboth Baptist Association of Middle Georgia, the first time in its 173 year history that an African American has held that position. He was ordained in October 1999 and has completed his work on a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling, while graduating with honors.

He has completed a doctorate degree from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology through the Georgia Bible College. A dynamic and sought after lecturer and speaker, Pastor Vining‘s personal mission is to assist others in fulfilling the call that God has placed on their life and training up an army of believers in Jesus Christ who are willing to lead by example as well as by word.

Dianna Vining - First Lady of Hebron Fellowship

        Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” and it also describes the First Lady of Hebron Fellowship Baptist Church. Dianna was born to the late Eddie M. Covington and Augusta Rice in Caledonia, MS, and now resides in Warner Robins, GA. The oldest of eight brothers and sisters, Dianna strives to be a role model in all aspects of her life. Dianna is married to Daryl J. Vining Sr., and they have three beautiful children: Victoria, Daryl Jr. and Alexandria.

         A product of the Lowndes County School District, Dianna is a graduate of Caledonia High School, where she served as President of her Senior Class. Upon graduation, she attended Mississippi State University then began her military career with the National Guard and the United States Air Force. After nearly a decade of service to her country, Dianna began to pursue other interest.

         She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Georgia College (now, Georgia College and State University), a Master of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and numerous certificates in spiritual counseling. She is currently employed by the Department of Defense as a supervisor. 

         A lifelong Christian, Dianna has used the gifts that God has given her to help spread the Gospel to all parts of the world. From her childhood singing with her family at church, to singing in gospel choirs in college, to the military and beyond, God has used her voice to minister around the country and around the world.

         A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Dianna devotes herself to mentoring and encouraging people of all backgrounds. Dianna volunteers for Big Brother/Big Sister and serves on several boards in the community that deal with helping those who cannot help themselves. Dianna lives what Proverbs 31:8-9 says, “Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”

         At HFBC, she is involved with many ministries and provides leadership to the Women of Honor and the Worship and Arts Ministries. Dianna loves God and His people and believes that her personal mission is to help as many people be all that they can be through Jesus Christ. Dianna also has a passion for the many issues facing women of all ages and has a God inspired vision to have a women’s center to be available to meet those needs.