Welcome to the Hillcrest website! I am so thrilled to be a part of Hillcrest Baptist Church and that you decided to stop by and see what we’re about! As your pastor, I want to be sure to have clear communication with members and visitors. This page is dedicated to just that. Please check back often to hear from me or to get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you! Do check back often, as we will be adding new ways to worship, minister and motivate!
From Our Pastor
Tuesday – Friday
9:00 – 4:00
Please call the church office to set an appointment.
Charlie began serving Hillcrest in March of 2020. He has served as a pastor in three previous congregations; his last pastorate in Louisville, KY was for 29 years. He is a graduate of Oakland City University with a BA in Biblical Studies and holds his Master’s from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a focus on Pastoral Ministry and Christian Education.
Charlie and his wife Mendy have been married for 38 years. They both grew up in Michigan and have continued to be life-long Michigan fans. They have 3 daughters; Abbey, Elizabeth and Emily, and one son, Andrew, with one grandson, William. When not pastoring, Charlie enjoys gathering with his family, spending time on the gulf, playing golf and watching the University of Michigan. Go blue!
Like you, I’m growing weary regarding Covid! It’s so disappointing not to be able to gather with friends and family, not to shake hands, exchange hugs, and feel free to remove masks; ugh, when will it end?
The answer to that question is fully known to our God. He knows the future in the same way as He knows the past. So, we are called to wait upon Him, pray, and rest in His goodness.
As we wait, I, along with the staff, am diligently working, preparing for a new and improved ministry schedule; the target date is set for Sunday, March 14. The word we’ve been becoming more accustomed to is ‘fluid;’ we need to be ‘fluid.’ If needed we will push the Sunday, March 14th back to a later date. Please remember to put Sunday, March 14 on your calendar.
Finally, I hope you will accept the challenge to read through the New Testament with me.
Will you join with me and your church family in following a 260-day reading plan that goes through the entire New Testament, covering one Gospel each quarter and moving chronologically through Acts and the Letters one chapter a day.
To grow stronger in your walk with Jesus.
To read through the New Testament in 2021.
For children, youth and adults to participate
To hear God speak and to respond in faithful obedience.
To read one chapter a day for five days each week, with an allowance for weekends off. The two days off a week are built in so that you can catch up on days when you are unable to read.
To pray and ask God to speak to you before reading.
To keep a notebook for journaling the thoughts and actions that God calls you to obey.