The Support Staff

Ministry Assistants- We refer to our secretaries as "ministry assistants" because we value them and their supporting roles to our individual and collective ministries. They are, truly, the front-line of ministry in the day-to-day operations. They serve Monday-Friday as well as volunteering for various ministries throughout the church. These ladies are a blessing to Hillcrest Baptist.

Custodial/Janitorial/Cooking Staff- Hillcrest is also blessed to have a caring, conscientious staff of Christians cleaning and maintaining her facilities and preparing the Wednesday evening fellowship meal. Each of these persons is active in their own church serving in ministries beyond what they do Monday through Friday.

  • Facility / Property Manager
  • Richard Hunter - Custodian
  • Marie Lindsey- Janitor
  • Ken Hall - Janitor
  • Robbie Robinson - Janitor
  • Mack Moon - Janitor 
  • Alice Snow - Head Cook

 





Dr. Michael Mynatt

Dr Mynatt came to be Pastor of Hillcrest in February 2010. He was born and raised in Missouri, where he completed his undergraduate and Master's degrees. He began full-time ministry in 1988 as a student minister. While in Missouri he served in two churches as their student pastor. Upon completion of his Masters, Michael moved to Texas so that he could continue working in student ministry. Michael also served as Senior Pastor for seven years in Texas. During that time in Texas, he completed his doctorate in Education Ministry with a focus on families, at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Michael's previous staff position was at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael and Leslie have been married since 1991 and have two wonderful daughters.

Mrs. Annette Whitton

Mrs. Annette, a native of Cullman, Alabama, graduated from Cullman High School. Her family moved to Enterprise in July 2000 and began serving here at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Mrs. Annette came on staff July 15, 2003 as the Director of Children's Ministry. She has worked with children for approximately 20 years. Annette and her husband, Byron, have two children- Leslie and Matt.

Rev. Dwayne Sims

Dwayne came to the Hillcrest staff July of 2003. He surrendered to the ministry while still in high school in 1973 and began serving the Lord on church staffs in 1976. Dwayne has served in full-time ministry since 1982, through five churches in four different states. He is a graduate of Delta State University (Bachelor of Music) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Religious Education).

Dwayne and his wife Brenda have been married since 1981 and have two sons (Cliff and Brian) who are pursuing careers in public service and education respectively. Brenda is the accompanist for the Enterprise High School Choral Department and serves as the accompanist for Hillcrest.    

Travis Dunham Travis joined the Hillcrest staff in October of 2010. He is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University (Bachelors of Christian Education) and Southwestern Theological Seminary (Masters of Christian Education). Travis has moved to Enterprise from the East Texas area where he has spent most of his life.  Travis has been married to Robin since 2006 and they have four beautiful daughters - Piper, Reese, Darby and Kayla.

Rev. John Yates

Bro. John is a native of Paragould, Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis in trumpet performance from Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi. In 1986 John entered the field of vocational evangelism and came to Hillcrest in January 2001. By means of speaking, vocal solos, trumpet, and ventriloquial figures, he shares the good news of Jesus Christ. John and his wife, Patty, reside in Enterprise.

 

Andy joined the Hillcrest staff in December of 2013. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University (Bachelors in Outdoor Recreation) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity). Andy moved to Enterprise from Augusta, GA where he had served as Minister to Students the previous six years at another church called Hillcrest Baptist Church.

 

Andy has been married to Jessica since 2007 and they have two children, Elijah and Esther.

 

Rev. John Yates

Bro. John is a native of Paragould, Arkansas. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree with emphasis in trumpet performance from Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi. In 1986 John entered the field of vocational evangelism and came to Hillcrest in January 2001. By means of speaking, vocal solos, trumpet, and ventriloquial figures, he shares the good news of Jesus Christ. John and his wife, Patty, reside in Enterprise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bro. Ernest Bailey

Bro. Ernest was called to be Senior Adult Pastor on Jan 1, 2012.

He and his late wife, Janelle, had planned to celebrate 57 years of marriage on August 18, 2014. They have three daughters, four grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

He was called to his first pastorate and ordained to the Gospel Ministry July 1958 and has been the pastor of churches in Texas, Arizona and California for 42 years retiring in Enterprise in 2000. Since retiring, he has been Interim Pastor for seven churches in the area, twice at Hillcrest, and full-time Transitional Pastor at First Baptist, Niceville, FL. He earned degrees at Howard Payne University; Golden Gate Baptist Seminary, and California Coast University. He served on all three SBC denominational levels: association, state and national boards, agencies and committees from 1970 to 2000. He was President of the Arizona Pastor’s Conference, President of Arizona Baptist Children’s Services. He also served on the Executive Boards of Arizona So Baptist and California So Baptist Conventions.


Jamie Baker - Minister of Worship/Media

Jamie came back to the Hillcrest staff February of 2012 after previously serving as Hillcrest’s Minister of Worship from 2003-2008.  After graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s of Music in Theory and Composition and a Master’s of Music Education in Vocal Music degree in 1988 and 1989 respectively, he pursued a career as a public educator in choral music. In 1989, he began a career in public education as a Choral Director as well as a bi-vocational Minister of Music.   After a life changing event in July of 2001, he surrendered his life and career to full time worship ministry.  He has had the privilege of serving in several churches and two wonderful school systems.  He is blessed with a wonderful wife, Cynthia, to whom he married in 2002, and four children, Hannah Beth, Micah, John-Mark and Jonah. 
 


 


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