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

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Support team

RENEE COLON
Worship Ministry Assistant
Sherry Childers
Receptionist & 55+ Ministry Assistant
STEPHANIE COOK
Preschool Ministry Assistant | Nine Mile
Alex Cox
Facilities Maintenance
Andy Cox
Facilities Maintenance
Becky Cox
Facilities Maintenance
Matt Cox
Facilities Maintenance
LAURIE CUMMINGS
Preschool Ministry Assistant
BRIAN DAVIS
Associate Worship Pastor | IT
Eddie Harden
Facilities Maintenance
Zulma Hestres
Mom's Day Out Director
Phyllis Hinnant
Day Care Director | Spanish Trail
Katie Hutt
Graphic Designer
Nadine Kimsal
Member Care Ministries Coordinator
Patrick Murphy
Recreation Ministry Assistant
Rita Malone
Senior Pastor's Ministry Assistant
Amy Pappal
Preschool Coordinator | Spanish Trail
Corey Phetteplace
Production Assistant
Jeanette Rockstad
Day Care Assistant | Spanish Trail
Mariah Rollins
Connect Ministry Assistant
HEATHER SALON
MDO Assistant Director | Nine Mile
Sarah Sebasty
Accounting Assistant
Amber Sheffield
Kids Ministry Assistant
SARAH SMITH
Student Ministry Associate | Spanish Trail
Kristen Sparks
Kids Ministry Assistant
Karen Thrower
Student Ministry Assistant
Danielle Walker
Facilities Maintenance
JEREMY WEIDLICH
Associate Student Pastor
Judy Welsh
Ministry Assistant | Spanish Trail
Kayla Phillips
Kids Intern

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