Our Vision

To be a church where every person has an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ that leads to eternal living now, so that God's will and ways are carried out in our everyday lives, our community, and the world.

What Matters to Hillside.

We love to help people find God.

We relate in a real and friendly way.

We teach God's Word boldly and practically.

We challenge people to follow Christ fully.

We serve our local and global communities.

We strive to make disciples of God's Word.

What We Believe.

The Bible – We believe that Scripture in its entirety originated with God and that it was given through the instrumentality of chosen men.

God – We believe that there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ is the eternal second Person of the Trinity who was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth.

Human Destiny – Death occurs for all mankind, with a resurrection of the body to a judgment determining the fate of each individual—either eternal separation from God or eternal communion with God.

Salvation – The central purpose of God's revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Him.

The Holy Spirit – The essential accompaniment of a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit.

The Church – The corollary of union with Jesus Christ is that all believers become members of His body, the Church.

Faith and Practice – The Holy Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

More Information

On Baptism:

We understand baptism to be only for those who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and that it is an act of obedience by those who subject themselves to His sovereignty.

We believe baptism symbolizes the spiritual cleansing and conversion of believers and is thus an essential part of one's faith but does not in and of itself save.

We baptize by immersion, and honor other modes of baptism (sprinkling, pouring etc.) as long as it occurred after personal belief in Christ and was understood by the one being baptized. Otherwise we re-baptize.

Children may be baptized, as long as they are old enough to understand and receive the gospel, are able to give testimony to others of their faith, and are given permission by their parents.

As a biblical rite of initiation into the body of Christ, baptism of believers is considered a prerequisite for joining the membership of the church.

Interested In More?

If you're curious about your next steps towards baptism, click the button below to learn about the process at Hillside.

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Meet Your Staff.

Pete Chiofalo

Pete Chiofalo

Senior Pastor
Dave Bream

Dave Bream

Leadership & Discipleship Pastor
Matt Eagleston

Matt Eagleston

Executive Pastor
Daniel Starnes

Daniel Starnes

Community & Discipleship Pastor
Kristin Cothran

Kristin Cothran

Outreach & Welcome Team Director
Jennefer Helsley

Jennefer Helsley

Welcome Team Coordinator
Nick Richards

Nick Richards

Communications Director
Suzanne Parkhill

Suzanne Parkhill

Connections Director
Missy Snider

Missy Snider

Biblical Counseling Director
Kristy Meador

Kristy Meador

Care Director & Life Groups Admin
Steve Morrow

Steve Morrow

Care & Discipleship Groups Coordinator
Mike Bream

Mike Bream

Student Pastor
Lydia Russell

Lydia Russell

Associate Student Pastor
Tracie Jones

Tracie Jones

Student Administrative Assistant
Jason Noble

Jason Noble

Children's Pastor
Anthony McCann

Anthony McCann

Associate Children's Pastor
Amy Hailey

Amy Hailey

Discovery Zone Director
Amber Farco

Amber Farco

Children's Administrative Assistant
Sherry Kile

Sherry Kile

Childcare Coordinator
Gail Chiofalo

Gail Chiofalo

Worship Pastor
Chris Burrus

Chris Burrus

Associate Worship Pastor
Cody Bland

Cody Bland

Creative Arts Pastor
Josh Rainey

Josh Rainey

Technical Arts Director
Robin Callahan

Robin Callahan

Worship & Creative Arts Admin
Eric Black

Eric Black

IT & Media Content Manager
Jill Bream

Jill Bream

Women's Pastor
Brooke Grier

Brooke Grier

Women's Administrative Assistant
Diane Morrow

Diane Morrow

Women's Discipleship Coordinator
Lindsay Hodges

Lindsay Hodges

Director of Administration & HR
Carmalita Nelson

Carmalita Nelson

Facilities Director
Bethany Sanderson

Bethany Sanderson

Front Office Coordinator
Lori Zinar

Lori Zinar

Discipleship & Database Assistant

Meet Your Elders.

Steve Amato

Steve Amato

Member Since: 2004

What Does Being an Elder Mean to You: I feel that being an elder is a great responsibility, helping to lead God's people in the direction they should be going. I am glad that I share it with 6 other brothers.

Erling Bjerga

Erling Bjerga

Member Since: 1996

What Does Being an Elder Mean to You: Personally endeavoring to love Jesus and His body in such a way that it brings glory and honor to His name. Prayerfully and humbly helping to guide our local church body on its mission, dealing with issues that affect the purity and unity of our local church body, and being a sounding board and advisory board for the pastoral staff.

Pete Chiofalo

Pete Chiofalo

Member Since: Day 1

What Does Being an Elder Mean to You: Very simply, I love the church, and I love being a part of its leadership. God has richly blessed the leadership of this church.

Tim Duff

Tim Duff

Member Since: Day 1

What Does Being an Elder Mean to You: I am too often reminded of my need for forgiveness, meaning and direction. I have experienced Jesus as the fulfillment of these needs and am convinced that the Church is the primary instrument for His action in our world. Being an Elder means working toward providing an environment where people are introduced to Jesus and then grow closer to Him in both affection and character.

Kyle Kight

Kyle Kight

Member Since: 1995

What Does Being an Elder Mean to You: To me, being an elder means a great responsibility to love, care for, and serve the church body of Hillside, as well as for the individuals that make up that body.

Craig Noonan

Craig Noonan

Member Since: 1995

What Does Being an Elder Mean to You: Time gives us perspective on life and being asked to serve as an Elder is one of the most important callings I have had. I am constantly amazed at how God impacts lives and how He intertwines our paths to move us to Him. Being an Elder is constantly humbling because so many people look to us for insight, guidance, and support within God's economy. Being a part of Hillside, helping the church grow, and impacting people with God's promises is incredibly exciting.

Jeff Wakefield

Jeff Wakefield

Member Since: Day 1

What Does Being an Elder Mean to You: An honor. A privilege. A tremendous responsibility. It's a ministry where one is called by God. And it is a worthy calling. It's loving leadership. As entrusted leaders of this local community we take seriously providing pastoral oversight for our families and the biblical direction for the ministry.