Against The Wind 

Minister Hayland Hardy 

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains -- where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalms 121:1-2



The Against the Wind Ministries team is a family oriented ministry lead by Hayland Hardy that relies on the Hardy family and many other friends/members of the Body of Christ. 

Coach Hayland Hardy was playing minor league baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers and was projected to be a top select for the major league team when God had different plans. Situations changed suddenly when doctors diagnosed him with autoimmune-acquired pulmonary fibrosis (a progressive terminal lung disease), and told him that he would have only 6 months to live in 1997. Hayland's career as a baseball player was over in an instant, and he had a wife and two young daughters (4yr and 1yr) to take care of. He made his already existing relationship with God even stronger thinking that his life would end any moment. God blessed him with many miracles; and to this day it has been almost 25 years since he was diagnosed. He went on to become a teacher, coach, licensed minister, and mentor. Though he was told that more children was out of the realm of possibilities, Hayland and wife Crickett went on to have two more daughters, totaling four girls for Dad! We have added two son-in-laws, and a beautiful grandson to the mix. Hayland loves telling people about the Lord and about how to look to Him in trialing times, and his whole family is committed to supporting and enhancing the overall Mission of this earth. 

Coach Hayland Hardy is currently coaching softball at Diboll High School and last season led his girls to the Texas State Tournament where they finished the season as 3A State Championship Finalists. Coach Hardy not only encourages in athletics but in growing in integrity, faith, and  community. 

Our Story


Coach Hardy regularly posts motivational videos and posts them to his Facebook page. These videos are public, and can be seen by clicking below on our Facebook symbol and going to Hayland's videos. 

Speaking Information 

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • TikTok

Fundraisers, Weddings, Weekly Sermons, and more.

Hayland loves serving at events for the Lord and throughout the years this has become multi-functional.


Hayland is an ordained minister who can marry couples and/or provide pre-marital sessions prior to weddings.


He also loves to travel to churches and speak as a fill-in minister or share his testimony with the congregation, this includes a ministry video that adds to his sermon. This was how his ministry began, and is one of his favorite weekly things to do. 


He also enjoys hosting or being a guest at fundraisers for those who are sick or in need. Hayland has been in numerous baseball/softball day camps which have raised money for many. Let us know of your fundraiser needs! 

Be on the lookout for our upcoming events!


Contact Us

Follow Hayland on facebook and feel free to Facebook messenger or call him at (903)569-7479.

Click below to access Coach Hardy's ministry video and social media.