Alton Hardy is the Founder of Urban Hope Community Church (UHCC) and Co-founder of Urban Hope Development in Fairfield AL.  Alton and his wife Sandra have been blessed with five children, three boys and two girls. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA, Evangel Presbytery). Before planting UHCC, Alton has played a major leadership role in planting and starting three urban initiatives that addressed the plight and conditions facing urban communities. Alton has a deep passion for the urban poor and is a sought out speaker and speaks with much convictions concerning the ministry of Word and Deed.  Alton holds a degree from Alpena Community College, Reformed Bible College, Calvin Seminary, and Completion from Antioch Leadership Training in Reformed Preaching.

Sandra Hardy Co-founder and Executive Director of Urban Hope Development in Fairfield AL.  She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelors from Davenport University. Sandra’s name means a helper of mankind which she exudes in all matters of life. Her love for seeing the urban poor beat the odds is undeniable and she puts in the hard work behind the scenes that makes it a reality for many that have been discipled by her along the way. Sandra is currently completing Devos Urban Leadership Initiative and leading many gospel initiatives in Fairfield, along with her husband Alton Hardy.