Leadership Team

Pastor- James “Butch” Crum

Pastor Butch and wife, Sheri, has been at Hilltop for over 15 years. They have faithfully served Hilltop and raised their family here. Butch is the Southern District General Superintendent for the Christian Baptist Association.

Associate Pastor- Josh Clifton

This past summer, Hilltop named Josh as the Associate Pastor. He is taking classes with Faith Bible Institute to become an ordained minister with the Christian Baptist Association. Josh and his wife, Paige, have a vision to see Hilltop grow.

Youth Pastor- Jeremy Vipperman

Jeremy has been Hilltop’s Youth Leader for over 10 years. He and Shelli have raised their family at Hilltop. Jeremy also portrays Jesus in our Passion Play. He has a passion for the youth at Hilltop!

Deacon/Treasurer- Mark McDowell

Mark has served on the board at Hilltop for the past 26 years. He has served as treasurer since 1997 and was ordained as a Deacon in 2013. He is a faithful servant to the Lord.


Sunday School Superintendent- Carrie Tomlin

Carrie has been Hilltops’ Sunday School Superintendent for 2 years. This is her 20th year teaching Sunday School, the last 10 years as teen class teacher.

Church Clerk- Shelli Vipperman

Shelli is a faithful and active member in the church, she was raised at Hilltop and is raising her two kids here also. She has a beautiful voice and that’s why she also serves as our song leader!

Missionary Leader- Bethany McDowell

Bethany was born and raised at Hilltop.  She has a passion for the mission field, and loves to be involved. She also serves as  the youth choir director.


Trustee- Brad Adams

Brad has been a trustee for Hilltop for many years. He and his wife Becki have raised their two kids at Hilltop and they love serving God.



Trustee- Bill Criss, Jr.

Bill serves as one of Hilltop’s trustees. He has many talents that he uses for the Lord, and he is always willing to help wherever he is needed.  He recently married Angie and blended together a beautiful family.


Trustee- Nathan Frisby

Nathan serves as one of Hilltop’s trustees. He loves to work for the Lord and shares his testimony with everyone he comes in contact with. Nathan utilizes sign language in services by signing worship songs. It is beautiful to watch!