Stuart Hackett

Stuart C. Hackett was born November 2, 1925 in Binghamton, New York to Ray Titus and Lael Bryars Hackett. Stu grew up in Binghamton where he graduated as valedictorian from Binghamton High School. After a semester at Wheaton College he transferred to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he was in Officer Candidate School and served in the U.S. military. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and then went back to Wheaton for his Master's Degree in Biblical Literature. He earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. During that period he also pastored a small church in Cincinnatus, NY. He married his wife, Joan, and had three children: David, Rebecca, and Rachel. Dr. Hackett taught philosophy of religion at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland, OR, then Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary in Denver, CO, then Louisiana College in Pineville, LA, then Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL and finally Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL. He authored several books on philosophy. As a hobby he loved to play and sing and write country songs. Stuart Hackett died  October 17, 2012, at age 86. He is interred at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.