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.

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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

Education: Undergraduate at Liberty University, THM at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Hometown: Miami, Florida.

Work Experience: Prior to starting Hillside, I was on staff at Mid-Cities Bible Church in Bedford, Texas for 7 years.

Hobbies: Weight training, reading, studying, and sports with the kids.

Time at Hillside: Since day 1.

Family: Wife – Gail / Four Boys – Anthony, Eric, Nick, and Mike.

Lindsay Hodges

Lindsay Hodges

Director of Administration & HR
Matt Eagleston

Matt Eagleston

Executive Pastor
Lori Zinar

Lori Zinar

Discipleship & Database Assistant
Bobs Johnson

Bobs Johnson

FellowshipOne Coordinator
Dave Bream

Dave Bream

Discipleship Pastor

Education: Undergraduate degree from Liberty University with a Major in Accounting and a Minor in Bible and Youth Ministry. Obtained CPA license in January 1990.

Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Work Experience: Prior to coming on staff at Hillside in 2001, I worked at Sprint for 10 years as a Manager in their Finance and Marketing Departments in both Pennsylvania and Dallas. Before working at Sprint, I worked four years at a local CPA firm in Carlisle.

Hobbies: Playing basketball, baseball, and football. Hanging out with the girls.

Time at Hillside: Since 1996.

Family: Wife – Jill / Three Girls – Abby, Alyssa, and Avery.

Jennefer Helsley

Jennefer Helsley

First Impressions Director
Jennifer Zdyb

Jennifer Zdyb

Front Office Coordinator & Discipleship Admin
Missy Snider

Missy Snider

Biblical Counseling Director
Kristy Meador

Kristy Meador

Relational Care & Zone Admin
Steve Morrow

Steve Morrow

Hope Groups Director
Jill Bream

Jill Bream

Women's Ministry Director
Brooke Grier

Brooke Grier

Women's Ministry Admin
Suzanne Parkhill

Suzanne Parkhill

Connections Director
Mike Bream

Mike Bream

Student Pastor

Education: I have a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a minor in Psychology from Liberty University.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Work Experience: While in my senior year of college, I began working at a non-profit organization called World Help in Forest, VA; once I graduated I continued to work there up until March of 2010.

Hobbies: Playing board games with friends, anything that has to do with Football, anything that has to do with the Steelers, hanging out with my awesome wife, and playing sports.

Time at Hillside: Since March of 2010.

Family: Wife – Beth.

Tracie Jones

Tracie Jones

Student Ministry Administrative Assistant
Jason Noble

Jason Noble

Children's Pastor

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications and Bible/Theology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Masters in Christian Education, Childhood Ministry, and Theology at Dallas Baptist University.

Hometown: Denver, Colorado.

Work Experience: Out of college I worked for seven years in the video production field with a specialty in live and post-production work for Christian Ministries. I volunteered in the Children's Ministry at Colorado Ridge Church in Broomfield, CO for three and a half years before becoming the Children's pastor there for three and a half years.

Hobbies: Video Production, running, time with family, travel, technology, and the Denver Broncos.

Time at Hillside: My family moved to Keller and Hillside in January, 2006.

Family: Wife – Ginny / Two Girls – Haley and Rebekah.

Amber Farco

Amber Farco

Children's Ministry Administrative Assistant
Anthony McCann

Anthony McCann

Associate Children's Pastor
Amy Hailey

Amy Hailey

Discovery Zone Director
Sherry Kile

Sherry Kile

Children's Ministry Weekday Coordinator
Tracie Widick

Tracie Widick

Discovery Zone Staff Assistant
Gail Chiofalo

Gail Chiofalo

Worship Pastor

Education: Bachelor of Arts from Liberty University and continued education of a Masters in Education.

Hometown: Glassboro, New Jersey

Work Experience: Taught kindergarten, first grade, and private violin lessons for years.

Hobbies: Reading, exercising, hanging with family and friends, movies, jamming with sons on their musical instruments, going to sons' sports games, reading cookbooks, and listening to worship songs.

Time at Hillside: From the beginning.

Family: Husband – Pete / Four Boys – Anthony, Eric, Nick, and Mike.

Daniel Starnes

Daniel Starnes

Associate Worship Pastor

Education: Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University.

Hometown: Denton, TX.

Work Experience: I owned my own window cleaning business for almost 7 years before going into full-time ministry. My first opportunity to work in a worship leading position was in 2006, and I came on staff at Hillside in 2009.

Hobbies: Reading, songwriting, backpacking, kayaking, growing awesome beards, and hunting mythological creatures using nothing but a spork and a keen intellect.

Time at Hillside: Since the beginning...of 2007.

Family: Wife – Lauren.

Robin Callahan

Robin Callahan

Worship & Creative Arts Admin
Cody Bland

Cody Bland

Creative Arts Pastor

Education: Undergraduate Degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and currently working on a Masters Degree from Liberty in Strategic Communication.

Hometown: Born in Houston but have lived in Keller for the greater part of my life.

Work Experience: Recently before coming back to Hillside I worked at Salem Church Products managing media content for Worshiphouse Media.

Hobbies: I enjoy reading and I'm a major techie. On the flip side I enjoy the lake, mountain biking, and taking the hammock out for a casual "hang." My dance skills are quite fresh and I can also assemble any Ikea furniture in under ten minutes.

Time at Hillside: Since 2002.

Family: Wife – Heather.

Eric Black

Eric Black

IT & Media Content Manager
Nick Richards

Nick Richards

Associate Creative Arts Director

Education: I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from Liberty University and am currently debating what I would like to Master.

Hometown: Big question. I went to 7 schools from K-12. Mostly Texas, some Oklahoma, and a pit stop in Seattle.

Work Experience: I worked as a copywriter and social strategist for an ad agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma before moving back to Texas and coming to Hillside.

Hobbies: I geek out over books, coffee, and design; hold a fondness for words, nature, and the intention to become athletic; and am in constant search of historical artifacts.

Time at Hillside: Since 2007.

Family: Wife – Keri.

Jody Jones

Jody Jones

Life Groups & Facilities Pastor

Education: Undergraduate and Masters Degrees from The University of North Texas. Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University.

Hometown: Grew up in the Mid-Cities, Hurst, and North Richland Hills.

Work Experience: Prior to coming on staff at Hillside in 2007, I worked at the BNSF Railway for over 12 years in the Corporate Real Estate Department both in Facilities Management and Land Management and Acquisitions.

Hobbies: Reading, blogging, and doing anything with Alicia.

Time at Hillside: Since 1995.

Family: Wife – Alicia / Two Kids – Simon and Hannah.

Carmalita Nelson

Carmalita Nelson

Building Coordinator
Ricky Parvin

Ricky Parvin

Facilities Director

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.