During his years as youth minister at Salem Baptist Church, he and his wife began creating new ways to teach the youth group about the Word of God and developed a Bible game. Since then, the Hawkinses have written several books, including a book of poetry, “In Dreams I Dwell.”
His latest book, “The Misadventures of Joe Bradley Mullins,” was originally written as a bedtime story for his granddaughter.
Hawkins said it quickly became apparent he would need to write down what he told her, so as not to repeat the same adventure.
After a couple of years, he realized he had enough for two novels. Hawkins found a Christian publisher and after six months of reading, editing and proofing, “The Misadventures of Joe Bradley Mullins” was finished.
Hawkins will speak Tuesday to the United Club at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral.