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Our Team

We may be biased on this one but we have a great team here at Hillcrest.

JIM LOCKE

Senior Pastor

Jim Locke is the Senior Pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church of Pensacola, Florida, where he has served since 2005. Prior to following God’s call to Florida, he served for ten years as the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Forsyth, Missouri, near Branson.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Pastor Locke is an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University, and completed his graduate studies in Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has been married for over 30 years to his wife Judy. They have two children, their daughter Whitney, who is married to Derek Brauneis, and one son, Seth, who is attending seminary at Samford University.

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Staff Leadership

Jim Locke
Senior Pastor
HEATHER BALL
Preschool Director Nine Mile
BRIAN BARLOW
Missions & Evangelism Pastor
CALVIN CAPPS
Facilities Manager
GAVIN CRANE
Production Director
Jim Carmack
Community Development Director
DAN DAVIS
Campus Pastor | Spanish Trail
Doug Kimsal
Executive Pastor
Melinda Madison
Kids Director
Pat Mobley
55+ Pastor | Pastoral Care
Ken Parnell
Recreation Director
Dustin Scott
NextGen Pastor
Dale Simmons
Pastor to Men
Dalton Smith
Worship Leader | Spanish Trail
Karen Stark
Finance Director
Leslie Ward
Creative Director
JEREMY WEIDLICH
Student Pastor
Heath Wilson
Family Pastor | Spanish Trail
Brad Woods
Worship Pastor

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Support team

DEREK BROWN
Student Ministry Associate | Spanish Trail
RENEE COLON
Worship Ministry Assistant
LAURIE CUMMINGS
Preschool Ministry Assistant
BRIAN DAVIS
Associate Worship Pastor | IT
Debbie Godwin
Receptionist & 55+ Ministry Assistant
Zulma Hestres
Mom's Day Out Director
Phyllis Hinnant
Day Care Director | Spanish Trail
Nadine Kimsal
Member Care Ministries Coordinator
Rita Malone
Senior Pastor's Ministry Assistant
Amy Pappal
Preschool Coordinator | Spanish Trail
Corey Phetteplace
Production Assistant
Mariah Rollins
Connect Ministry Assistant
Sarah Sebasty
Accounting Assistant
Kristen Sparks
Kids Ministry Assistant
HEATHER SALON
MDO Assistant Director | Nine Mile
Judy Welsh
Ministry Assistant | Spanish Trail
Corey Young
Student Ministry Associate
Caleb Browning
Facilities Steward
Andy Cox
Facilities Steward
Matt Cox
Facilities Maintenance
Becky Cox
Facilities Steward
Marcus Cox
Facilities Steward
Eddie Harden
Facilities Maintenance

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