Hilltop's Church Board

Leadership Team

Pastor- James “Butch” Crum

Pastor- James
“Butch” Crum

Pastor Butch and his wife, Sheri, have served at Hilltop the past 22 years. He is also the Southern District General Superintendent for the Christian Baptist Association.

Associate Pastor- Josh Clifton

Associate Pastor-
Josh Clifton

Josh is an ordained minister with the Christian Baptist Association. Josh is married to Paige, and they are raising 2 young sons at Hilltop. They have a desire to see Hilltop grow!
Deacon/Treasurer- Mark McDowell

Mark McDowell

Mark has served on the board at Hilltop for 32 years. He has served as Treasurer since 1997 and was ordained as a Deacon in 2012; he's married to Hilltop's pianist, Christine.
Trustee- Bill Criss, Jr.

Trustee / Church Clerk- Bill Criss, Jr.

Bill serves as church clerk and as one of Hilltop’s trustees. He is married to Angie, and they are raising 4 kids. Bill can fix anything around the church!
Sunday School Superintendent- Carrie Tomlin

Sunday School Superintendent/Youth Leader-
Carrie Tomlin

Carrie not only teaches the Teen Sunday School class at Hilltop, she's the Sunday School Superintendent and Youth Leader. She is a local high school teacher and loves serving the Lord.

Trustee- Ray McKinney

Ray is just an all around great guy who loves the Lord! He's serves as Trustee and has an infectious smile and ray (no pun intended) of positivity! Ray is married to Melony and they live in Westwood.
Trustee- Laura Metz

TRUSTEE- Laura Metz

Laura serves as a Trustee at Hilltop and faithfully keeps the church clean and ready for worship!
Trustee- Nathan Frisby

Trustee- Nathan Frisby

Nathan also serves as one of Hilltop’s trustees. He keeps the grounds in top shape and shares his testimony with everyone he comes in contact with. Nathan utilizes sign language during worship services by signing songs, it is beautiful to watch!