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!
FROM PASTOR Charlie
On Sunday, April 30 we are distributing baby bottles to be collected on Mother’s Day. Over
the next two weeks, you are being asked to fill up a bottle with loose change (and currency)
and bring it with you on May 14. This special effort helps to support “First Choice” for Women
It is encouraging to see several from our Church family being sent out this summer to the Nations.
Later this month, Jack Hickey is leading a small team of college students to Portugal. They will be partnering with Fernando (our national partner) to help with evangelism and church planting. Members of that team include: Jack, Mia Lohmeier, Grant Richey, Emma Laney.
In June, Trey Roten will be leaving for Oaxaca, Mexico. He will be spending a month there serving among those who need to hear the gospel.
Pray for the evangelism and church planting efforts in S. Asia. We are strengthening our ‘ties’ with Jonathan Crosby in reaching the ‘Tamil Peoples’ in S. Asia.
Pray also for Diana Cedeno. We as a church are supporting Diana financially and with our prayers on a monthly basis as she strives to serve the women of Equador.
Please remember to PRAY for these teams as they are sent out. Also pray for our national partner in Portugal; Fernando (we are providing him with monthly financial support). Pray for Jonathan Crosby and his family in S. Asia (we are also helping him financially with ‘special projects’ in reaching the lost). If you are interested, study and learn all you can about the ‘Tamil Muslim Peoples’ in S. Asia.
Welcome New Members
Jesus promised to “build His church” (Matthew 16) and the following new members have been united with us: Michael and Kory Manning (and family), Crystal Holcomb (and family), Wesley and Amber Jarrett (and family), Felipe and Anna Hodge (and family), and Karen Thomas. We are so happy the Lord led them to ‘connect’ with us!
Mendy and I are doing well and feel blessed to serve here with you. As we begin our fourth year, we continue to become more and more acquainted with you and your families. It’s also a blessing to serve with our Church staff members (Jack, Jason, Don, Kathy and Michelle, and David). We always covet your prayers for us as well as our family living in Louisville, KY; Washington, D.C.; Austin, TX; and Flint, MI.
Pray specifically for me to have God’s wisdom as I serve and for my personal prayer and study time to be fruitful. I’m enjoying preaching through Revelation chapters 2 and 3 on the ‘Seven Churches of Asia Minor’ as well as teaching on Wednesday evenings on ‘Spiritual Warfare.’