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.
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.Lets Get Started!
Meet Your Staff.
Pete ChiofaloSenior Pastor
Dave BreamLeadership & Discipleship Pastor
Matt EaglestonExecutive Pastor
Daniel StarnesCommunity & Discipleship Pastor
Kristin CothranOutreach & First Impressions Director
Jennefer HelsleyFirst Impressions Coordinator
Nick RichardsCommunications Director
Suzanne ParkhillConnections Director
Missy SniderBiblical Counseling Director
Kristy MeadorCare Director & Life Groups Admin
Steve MorrowCare & Discipleship Groups Coordinator
Mike BreamStudent Pastor
Lydia RussellAssociate Student Pastor
Tracie JonesStudent Administrative Assistant
Jason NobleChildren's Pastor
Anthony McCannAssociate Children's Pastor
Amy HaileyDiscovery Zone Director
Amber FarcoChildren's Administrative Assistant
Sherry KileChildcare Coordinator
Gail ChiofaloWorship Pastor
Chris BurrusAssociate Worship Pastor
Cody BlandCreative Arts Pastor
Josh RaineyTechnical Arts Director
Robin CallahanWorship & Creative Arts Admin
Eric BlackIT & Media Content Manager
Jill BreamWomen's Pastor
Brooke GrierWomen's Administrative Assistant
Diane MorrowWomen's Discipleship Coordinator
Lindsay HodgesDirector of Administration & HR
Carmalita NelsonFacilities Director
Bethany SandersonFront Office Coordinator
Lori ZinarDiscipleship & Database Assistant
Meet Your Elders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.