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
MISSION Month and Offering
I trust that the month of November proved to be informative and inspiring to hear reports of how God is working to advance His gospel through the ministries of Hillcrest. Hopefully, all of us will seek His direction for increased involvement through one or more of our various mission partners and missionaries.
To God be the glory for the generous and sacrificial response to the annual mission offering. To date, over $206,000 has been given as well as another $33,000 being committed in monthly giving in 2022. So, again, to God be the glory! The original mission offering goal was $120,000 and the total received and committed is over $240,000. God is going to bless HBC for such a commitment to His mission.
CHRISTMAS EVE Service
On Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 6:30 pm we will gather to worship and celebrate the birth of our Savior. Also note, that on Sunday morning, Dec. 26, we will only gather for worship (no Sunday School that morning).
January MESSAGE SERIES
“Faith and Finances”
My plan is to begin a new series of messages that address the issues of earning, saving, spending, borrowing, debt, investing and of course giving.
I hope this series will provide helpful and encouraging principles on how to become better stewards of all that God chooses entrusts to us.
Next MEMBER MEETING
Sunday, January 23 at 5:00 pm is our next scheduled ‘Member Meeting.’ We will review and vote to affirm 2022 ministry reports as well as our annual budget. Hopefully, we will also present several new members.
New MEMBER Class
The next new member classes will be on the Sundays of Jan. 9 and 16. These classes will meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am in the Church Parlor room (next to the fellowship hall). If you are interested in following Christ and joining the Hillcrest fellowship, you are invited to attend!
MEN’S Bible Studies and Fellowship
We will resume meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 6:00 am as we continue to study the life of David (from 1 and 2 Samuel).