About Deacon Larry Oney



Deacon Larry Oney, a permanent deacon for the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans serves at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner, Louisiana.  Deacon Oney is the Chairman of HGI Global—a third party administration and project management firm.  Despite obstacles encountered throughout his life, Deacon Oney has flourished. He infuses positivity and inspiration into his ministry. His strong faith and love for others have also helped steer his successful business career.  We hope that you will find the same inspiration and encouragement in his story that has given comfort and counsel to thousands of people across the globe.

Deacon Oney lives in New Orleans with his wife Andi.  He has 5 children and enjoys fishing, reading, and spending time with his family. Actively involved in the community, Deacon Oney serves on the Board of Directors for Renewal Ministries, and is a member of the New Orleans Chapter of Legatus—an international group of Catholic CEOs and their spouses.  Deacon Oney is the founder and president of Hope and Purpose Ministries.

Deacon Oney’s dynamic preaching style and message of hope has led to hundreds of speaking engagements across the globe; from Africa to Brazil to Canada and throughout the United States.  Through his business, ministry, and day-to-day life, Deacon Oney has learned valuable lessons and gained great insights on a variety of topics.  Over thirty years of experience making critical business decisions while helping to awaken the faith of others has uniquely equipped Deacon Oney to present lively, invigorating, knowledgeable, and Spirit-filled presentations.

With a passion for lifting people up across the world, he inspires men and women to live their lives with hope and purpose. As an ordained Catholic Deacon and business leader, he leverages humor, joy, Scripture, love and personal insight to speak to people’s hearts and to encourage them to live a Spirit-filled life.  Through Hope and Purpose Ministries, he aims to put the New Evangelization into practice through preaching, teaching and the media; offering hope and purpose to all individuals.

The mission of Hope and Purpose Ministries is to participate in the New Evangelization through preaching, teaching, leading retreats, conducting parish missions, and fostering the baptism of the Holy Spirit using excellent media initiatives thereby offering hope and purpose to all individuals through encouragement and knowledge sharing.

Through Hope and Purpose Ministries, the team is working to further the ministry of Jesus to proclaim the Kingdom of God (Matthew 10:7), encourage others that God has a plan and purpose for their lives (Jeremiah 29:11), and to help heal the broken-hearted (John 10:10b).  In support of our mission statement and core Scriptures, Hope and Purpose Ministries has five (5) main initiatives that we work toward through our ministry efforts. Please visit our Ministry Initiatives page to learn more.

In support of his mission, Deacon Oney is an experienced and prolific orator, who has spoken at hundreds of events and appeared on many EWTN shows; including:  Women of Grace with Johnnette Benkovic, The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, The Choices We Face with Ralph Martin, EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Crossing the Goal with Danny Abramowicz, and Franciscan University Presents with Michael Hernon, Dr. Martin, and Dr. Scott Hahn.  He has also been a guest on FOCUS TV, Franciscan Radio, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant Radio, Redeemer Radio and many other great media outlets.

In February 2018, Deacon Oney began his own radio show on Radio Maria, U.S., “Discovering Your Hope and Purpose.”  To learn more about the show and the topics covered, please visit our Radio Page.

Deacon Oney is the author of several books:  Amazed by God’s Grace (published by The Word Among Us Press), Divine Mission:  Discovering Your Hope and Purpose, Reflections on the Kingdom of God, and UP FAITH! God loves a faith that is always looking up!  He also co-authored a book with Fr. William Maestri—Preaching Jesus in the Time of the New Evangelization for priests and deacons.