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Meet Pastor Joyce Hardnett

John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.'" John 1:23 NIV

Pastor Joyce E. Hardnett is a wife, an author, radio show host and the founder of In His Army Ministries an evangelistic ministry that is raising up Soldiers in The Lord’s Army. She is also the founder and CEO of Destiny Changers Foundation Inc. a nonprofit 501C3 that provides beauty school scholarships and vocational enhancement courses to those who have been rehabilitated through a homeless program, first-time nonviolent offenders, exotic dancers, and displaced homemakers in order to empower them to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Pastor Hardnett was first ordained and licensed as an Evangelist in October 2010 under the leadership of Apostle Edith Moore of Emmanuel Ministries International. Pastor Hardnett was later ordained and licensed as an Elder and affirmed as an Evangelist October 3, 2016, under the leadership of Ronald Ackerson Ministries and recently ordained under the leadership of Dr. Todney Bynes November 2018 as a Pastor
of Evangelism.

Pastor Hardnett is an accomplished inspirational author who has written several books “The Little Girl Now Lives” a book about her sufferings through low self-esteem from a child to an adult also “My Road through Breast Cancer” a book that takes you through a step by step walk through her diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer. She is currently working on her next book titled “The Marriage of Ahab and Jezebel.

Pastor Hardnett has also partnered with Pure Radio FM 103.7 where she is the host of a Christian radio show “Making a Joyful Noise” which is offered in several radio markets and reaches thousands of listeners.

Pastor Hardnett was nominated for the 2017 Diamond Diva Woman of the year and was featured on the covered of Diamond Diva Magazine.


Pastor Hardnett has been graced by her Lord and Savior to walk in The John the Baptist anointing. She was not taught in the seminaries or the bible schools but in the desert. A training ground that was tough but a training ground that taught her to go into those dark places that others are not always willing to walk into.

Pastor Hardnett is a woman of God that the Lord is using as a prophetic mouthpiece to turn the hearts of the people back to God.

Pastor Hardnett is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and the wife of Navy Retired Kenneth S. Hardnett and two beautiful bonus children one son Steve Jr and one daughter Stacey

To purchase Elder Hardnett’s books please visit and to learn more about Destiny Changers please visit

Our Church

Pastor Hardnett preaches at In His Army Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida. If you have questions about our faith or Christianity in general, don’t hesitate to approach our pastor. We would love to help you find the answers.

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