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
Wow, what an exciting time in the life of Hillcrest! After a great leadership weekend with David Miller, we were blessed with a meaningful and well attended Easter weekend. The Good Friday worship service allowed us to focus on the suffering and death of Christ followed by a fun and well organized Children’s Egg Hunt Outreach to our community. Several families who attended the Egg Hunt returned to worship on Easter morning. It was exciting to see God’s house filled to capacity on Easter. To God be the glory for the great things He is doing.
Below are a few reminders and updates regarding some of the additional things that are happening in the life of Hillcrest.
Men’s Weekly Bible Study
Beginning Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 am in the Youth Building, we will gather every week to study God’s Word. We will take a journey through Judges 13-16 and explore the ‘Common Mistakes’ men make as we examine the life of Samson; the ‘Baddest Boy’ in the bible.
260 New Testament Daily Bible Reading Plan
You are encouraged to read 5 chapters a week and participate in one of the weekly accompanying Bible studies: High Noon Sr. Adult Study or Wednesday Adult Bible Study from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm. or ‘Chattin with Pastor Charlie’ from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm..
The Lord’s Supper
Every first Sunday of the Month. The next scheduled Communion is Sunday, May 2.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, during the morning worship hour, we will be celebrating the arrival of all the new ‘little ones’ that God has entrusted to us. All parents wanting to participate are asked to attend a class on Sunday, May 2, during the Sunday School hour (9:15 am – 10:15 am). This class will be led by Justin and Shelly Lohmeier and will meet in the Fellowship Hall. Parents should also submit a picture of their child as well as full-name and birthdate.
On Sunday, April 25 during our morning worship service, we will celebrate and give God thanks for the HALOS ministry. Seven years ago this ministry was launched to provide encouragement and support to families who were caring for loved ones with ‘special needs.’
Annual Mission Offering
On Sunday, November 21, we will be receiving an annual Mission Offering to support all of our denominational partners (Union County Association, Mississippi Baptist State Convention, North American Missions, and our International Mission Board). None of this money can be used for ‘overhead’ or administrative purposes, but will be used entirely for advancing the gospel.
As a result of the recent deacon nomination process, the following men and their wives will begin serving as deacons: Ben Kent, Caleb Chandler, Justin Lohmeier, Tim Thompson, Will Foley, and Phillip Nanney. Those serving for the first time are: Charles Brunetti and Kendall Murphy.
Shelby Church Membership ‘App’
If you are a member of the Hillcrest family and would like to download the membership directory to our phone, please contact the church office (662-534-4821).
‘Discovery’ – Membership Matters
If you are interested in becoming a member of the HIllcrest family, you are invited to attend the up-coming ‘Discovery Class’ on Sunday April 25 and Sunday, May 2. This two week class will be led by Pastor Charlie and Mendy and will meet in the Parlor Room next to the Fellowship Hall.