Where do I begin…every good thing you have read or hear about Jack is true. My fiancée, now husband, and I searched and searched for the right person to officiate our ceremony. A week and a half before our wedding we met with Jack. He made us feel like family and we knew he was the one. He made our ceremony a success! Not only did all of my guests love him and make comments about how awesome he was, he also made me feel so very comfortable. I have social anxiety and was stressing over standing in front of an audience and saying my vows. During the ceremony he had everyone laughing which made me feel at ease and I was able to say my vows with no issue. He really makes you feel like he cares about you and your ceremony. There is something very special about him and what he does. It’s not just a job it’s a passion, and it is obvious! I recommend him to everybody that wants their ceremony to be personal, comfortable, fun, meaningful, and unforgettable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Jack!!! Jeff & Derek Chapman
From all the reviews, it's clear that you can not go wrong with Pastor Jack. From our first time meeting him, he got on the floor to play with our son and we felt an instant connection. He arrived early the day of the wedding, mingled with our guests and assisted our wedding coordinator. He told our story like he was one of our closests friends. His humor came out at all the right times and his advise on a successful marriage was something we'll never forget. If you want a ceremony that's meaningful, memorable and fun, then Pastor Jack Hawkins is the one for the job.
Jack did an amazing job at our ceremony. My husband and I couldn't have been happier, he exceeded all our expectations. All night we recieved many compliments on what a great job Jack did and how valuable his advice for a sucessful marriage was to them. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an officiant.
Pastor Jack will make your wedding ceremony memorable. He writes a personalized ceremony for each couple that he marries. We originally booked with a officiant that made us feel like he was running a wedding mill. When we met with Jack for the first time, we knew we made the right choice. He is willing to adjust any elements of the ceremony. Before and during the ceremony, he had everyone relaxed and laughing.
Pastor Jack was perfect! We met with him one time before the wedding and he appeared at the wedding site ahead of schedule, kept the party informed and presided over the ceremonty with great delivery and applicable messages. He was light, funny, personable, yet sincere and memorable. His recommendations for a successful marriage were well received, and appreciated by all. Many came to us afterwards and lauded what a great job Pastor Jack did and greatly appreciated his messages for a successful marriage. The older married couples also confirmed his message and how applicable it was for their marriage as well. I can't thank him enought for a great job, great delivery, very memorable event and great advice that we shall indeed follow.
Cheers and many thanks!
Patrick and Eva
Vendor response to review
Thanks Patrick. You guys are awesome. So glad I was able to be a part of your ceremony. Come visit me at Canyon Springs sometime!
Having recently moved to San Diego, my fiancé and I were looking for a pastor to marry us on the yacht we had selected for our wedding. We wanted to a Christian ceremony but so many officiants will not marry you unless you are a member of their church and usually on the church grounds. After finding Jack on line and inquiring by email, we decided to go and check out his church (Easter Sunday) and were highly impressed. It was such a contemporary service and it was packed with people our age that we connected with. We then scheduled a time to come into Jack's office and meet with him. Everything was so easy and comfortable! He tailored the service to our personalities and we even incorporated our own vows in to the ceremony. Our wedding was out at sea (in some rather wavy conditions) and Jack never skipped a beat. He made me feel so at ease before the ceremony and guests said it was one of the most touching ceremonies that had been to. He had taken extra time to learn about us so that the ceremony was genuine and personal. He even told a story about marriage which had everyone laughing in their seats. Thank you Jack for helping to make our day so magical. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant.
Jack was the perfect addition to our special day. My husband and I couldn't have been happier with him. We planned our small backyard wedding with very short notice and Jack was gracious enough to accommodate all of our last minute plans. We were married in the evening and he even squeezed us in after an afternoon wedding that he had already committed to.
The message he delivered during the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. He had the perfect balance of humor and tradition and included personal anecdotes about my husband and I, while still giving us the benefit of the wisdom he has gained from his own 20 plus years of marriage.
I recommend Jack to anyone who is looking for a sincere, heartfelt message with a touch of relaxed humor that brides, grooms, and guests can all relate to and appreciate.
Pastor Jack did an incredible job officiating our wedding ceremony on the beach at the Hotel Del Coronado. Many of our guests commented that it was the best ceremony they had ever been a part of. He struck the perfect balance of humor and tradition, of personal anecdotes about the two of us and wonderful wisdom from his experience. My father noted that every person in attendance that day took away something from his message that they could apply to their own life and relationships. We were especially touched by how flawlessly he integrated and facilitated a customized "rope ceremony" into the event. This really meant a lot to us and we know many of the guests were also touched by it.
Pastor Jack is quite simply the best pastor I have ever seen at any wedding…and this is not because it was my wedding. He is professional, polished, and extremely personable. His professional skills and experience combined with his outgoing personality enable him to tailor his style to fit your needs and set the tone that you desire for your wedding ceremony. He is friendly and puts you at ease the day of your wedding. The most impressive thing about Pastor Jack is to actually see him in action conducting a ceremony – he dresses professionally, his voice captivates the attention of the audience, and his presentation is the best I’ve ever seen. Pastor Jack’s personal message on love and marriage is the best I’ve heard and something every married couple should hear. Lastly, the simple pre-marital questionnaire he has each person do is a very powerful exercise and really crystallizes why you are marrying this person. A month after our wedding, my wife and I decided to read each other’s “wedding homework” and we were quickly brought to tears when we heard all the wonderful thoughts and feelings expressed about each other, some of which we weren’t even aware of or had ever expressed before. If you want the wedding of your dreams, Pastor Jack is the officiant you must have.
Vendor response to review
Thank you Bill and Angel for including me in your big day. It was truly my pleasure. God bless you guys and little Cruz
I was apprehensive not to have met with Jack prior to our wedding. Jack assured me that he would keep the ceremony focused, yet light hearted (my husband and I are both very emotional), yet still personalized. Still apprehensive, I trusted his guidance. I met Jack on our wedding day. We had only exchanged short e-mails back and forth during the weeks prior. I went over a few items I wanted to make sure he included.
Jack was patient with me and made himself comfortable with the friends and family we had invited before I walked to the alter. We had an outdoor garden wedding at our home with a balloon release and butterfly release. Jack was able to coordinate both smoothly. It all went off without a hitch.
After the ceremony, there wasn't a sole who thought that Jack hadn't met my husband or I prior. Jack was able to conduct the ceremony with social ease, as if he had counseled us or known us before. It takes a special person with special gifts to do that.
I would recommend Jack to anyone who would like a simple, yet meaningful ceremony. His heart is certainly in the right place. I am confident that if you needed an even more personalized ceremony, he would be the man as well.
Firstly, Jack is a nice guy. Just what you want for an officiant. After meeting with a few officiants we were relaxed and confident that Jack would be the best person to marry us. Some officiants tell you the process they follow without establishing too much info about you, Jack has a series of questions "homework" for you from which he constructs a story for the wedding, he got to know us and included our stories & thoughts in the ceremony. During the ceremony he had us at ease, he engaged our guests and made us laugh a little. A little bit of good advice from his own marriage experience was nice too. Thanks Jack.
Pastor Jack was the officiant for our church ceremony at the North Chapel in Liberty Station, Point Loma. It was a small ceremony with mostly family members. He gave us a personalized and memorable wedding ceremony. He had a great presence, and made our guests laugh and cry tears of joy. The only minor issue we had was that he was not as responsive as we were hoping when we were approaching the wedding date. We had contacted him via email and had to call him to follow up before we got a response. Overall, Pastor Jack was a good officiant, and we would recommend him.
When preparing for our March 10 wedding at Saint Francis Chapel in Balboa Park, we wanted to ensure our ceremony was meaningful, heartfelt and reflected our personalities. We wanted to keep the ceremony fun, but we also wanted it to be rooted in our spirituality and serious enough to mark the importance of the occasion. After meeting with Pastor Jack Hawkins, we knew immediately we’d found the right person to marry us. Not only was he extremely easy to chat with, he was genuinely interested in hearing about how we met and why we were marrying. He took that information and wove it into what many of our guests have called “the most warm, meaningful ceremony that we’ve witnessed.” Others called it “so much fun” and “a perfect reflection our personalities.” What can I say? Pastor Jack delivered exactly what we were looking for. He has an incredible gift to combine an appropriate amount of humor with the right about of seriousness for the day. I couldn’t be more pleased with Pastor Jack Hawkins as our officiant.
Pastor Jack did a remarkable job as our officiant. We attended his congregation before we decided to book him, and we instantly fell in love with his message. His online videos were a wonderful lead-in before the wedding. They gave us pause and foresight before we made the big leap.
Pastor Jack’s professionalism, patience, and enthusiasm are unmatched! He provided all the spiritual and emotional support we needed before, during, and even after our big day. Our wedding day was wonderful, but a large part goes to Jack Hawkins. If you are looking for a personalized service, by a wonderful officiant who really takes the time to get in touch with his clients and perish members, I would absolutely recommend him. Our guests-like us- were blown away at his thoughtful, creative, and deep words of wisdom. We consider Jack Hawkins not only the man who married us, but he is now our friend as well.
We came across Pastor Jack online somewhere amidst our deep research for the perfect pastor for our wedding. The first thing that stuck out to us was the name of his website, http://sandiegowedding.... We thought it was hilarious and it stuck in our minds. We looked into a lot of different people and after meeting with Jack and getting to know him a little bit, there wasn't a question in our minds. He is funny, genuine, and easy to speak with. Our ceremony went off without a hitch, it was personal, touching, funny, and emotional. Pastor Jack had all of our guests intrigued which made it easy to get genuine laughs and emotions from everyone there. During our cocktail hour, we received more compliments on Pastor Jack and his delivery than anything else. We are so thankful that our Ceremony will stick with people because of how good Pastor Jack is at his job. I would highly recommend him, especially if you are a couple who have faith but have no strong connection to a church.
On a sidenote, we also plan to attend his church in the near future, I am very impressed with what he and his wife are doing with Canyon Springs Church.
Thank you Jack!!!
Ben and Heather Bowser
We absolutely could not have chosen a better person to officate our wedding than Jack - and all of our guests agreed! Jack took the time to get to know us and it added such a personal element to the ceremony. He kept us laughing and crying and shared wonderful personal messages of life and love.
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Pastor Jack did an amazing job at my daughter Brittany's wedding. The ceremony was so beautiful and personalized for Brittany and Matt. Multiple people asked me if he had known Brittany and Matt their whole lives! The ceremony was perfect. I would highly recommend Pastor Jack as a wedding officiant.
We would recommend Jack Hawkins to any Bride and Groom to be!
After interviewing multiple officiants, we chose Jack. Jack allowed us to express our spirituality and relationship with God in our own way. The ceremony was tailored to us as a couple, with a personal introduction in how we met, the characteristics we both fell in love with (from our homework) and shared his wisdom from his own marriage...wishing us strength and love!
Every one of our guests said he was be the best officiant they had ever witnessed... even asking if he was leading a ceremony at his church the next day so they could attend! His message made a profound impact on us and our wedding guests. And the final touch? He gave us the notes from the ceremony... so we could remember his words!
We would highly recommend him to any bride and groom! Thank you for an amazing experience!
Best wishes, Tana & Blaine Dionne
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After doing my research online and coming across Jack Hawkins on TheKnot.com, we knew our search was over.
After meeting Jack, we knew even though he is a Pastor at Canyon Springs he would make our wedding memorable, enjoyable and light.
We had to write individual homework assignments on why we are getting married, what we love about each other, etc. Little did my now husband know, the funny response he wrote in the homework assignment would end up being shared during the ceremony. It was great and our guest got a great kick out of his comedic touches.
We have friends now that are getting married and contacted us to get Jack's info.
Thank you so much for putting your special touch and also incorporating our Scottish/Irish traditions into our ceremony.
Jack is a great guy. He took the time to meet with my wife and I to really get to know us. He worked with us to really personalize our ceremony and when the day arrived he was awesome. I would would recommend Jack to any of my family and close friends and would consider using his services for other important occasions in my life.
We were very picky when selecting an officiant. We wanted a Christian officiant and since we werent part of a church we didnt have a pastor to use. We wanted someone who would make it personal and make it feel like hes known us for years and who had a sense of humor. Jack fit the bill perfectly. I instantly liked him when we met. And even though hes the pastor of a church and works on Sundays, he made it possible to officiate our wedding on a Sunday morning. Everyone asked us how we knew the pastor after the wedding and said they loved him. Thanks Jack!
Pastor Jack led our wedding ceremony back in June and we were so lucky to find him. He was recommended by another pastor who was unavailable for our wedding date and we are so glad he did. He personalized the ceremony with how we met, the proposal, and kept the ceremony light and humorous. He involved the guests and kept them interested with his real advice on marriage. During the reception, everyone commented on how he was the best officiant! My husband and I have since started attending Pastor Jack's church =)
As we first saw Jack at a close friends wedding, we knew we absolutely had to have him at our wedding. Attending other weddings since our own, we were reminded of how special Jack was and how much of an impact he had on the biggest day of our lives. Thank you Jack!
Mike and Ashley Falconer
Jack made our wedding so personal, special and hilarious! From the very beginning he made us feel so at ease and really took the time to compose a wonderful ceremony.
Jack is a very special guy and I now attend his church as a result of how great he was at being our officiant.
Jack will make your wedding a very special day!
It’s your wedding day... It should be fun!
Your wedding day should be a reflection of all the love and laughter that makes you a couple. As an officiant, I want to help you create an environment at your wedding where your guests will laugh and see a little of the magic of how you met and fell in love. With a little help from you, I can create a wedding that is personally designed and uniquely written just for your wedding day.
Here’s how your personal wedding gets started. Call me or send me and email and I will send you a simple questionnaire that the bride and groom will fill out independently of each other. I will take your information and create a meaningful ceremony that will make your wedding day personal, heart felt and even fun.
I been happily married for 25 years and I truly love to do weddings. Though I am a Christian pastor at Canyon Springs Church in San Diego, I do not discriminate against people with different beliefs. I would just love the opportunity to get to know you and help you create the day of your dreams. Call today to check availability and set up a consultation (858) 414-7777 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently my family has been involved in rebuilding an orphanage in Haiti. One of the reasons I do weddings is to fund this project so 20% of my fee goes directly to Children's Heritage Foundation and is completely tax deductible. Read more about the project at Sandiegoweddingguy.com in my "Why I do what I do" page.
I love last minute mid-week weddings! If you need an officiant last minute I will give you a great deal and all of the money goes to our outreach to Haiti so it is 100% tax deductible.