Hillside Church of Christ

A lot of churches talk about being a family. At Hillside, we try to live that out every single day.

"By this, all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
(John 13:35)

Meet our

Elders

Meet our

Deacons

Meet our

Preacher

Kody Crumpton,
Shell Gunnels, and Paul Wood

They go by many names – bishops (Philippians 1:1), overseers (Acts 20:28), pastors (Ephesians 4:11-12), presbyters (1 Timothy 4:14), shepherds (1 Peter 5:1-4), elders (Acts 14:23) – but they all mean the same thing. They all describe the various functions that the leadership of the local church should possess: to guide, protect, serve, and lead local saints on an everyday basis. They don’t act alone, but serve under the ultimate leadership of Christ, and are selected based on qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-13. 

Jeff Jaco, Scott Oakes, Casey Gunnels, and Jeff Driggers

Deacons are also chosen according to their Scriptural qualifications (found in 1 Timothy 3:12-16), and assist the elders with everyday tasks in the spirit of the seven chosen in Acts 6. They do everything from maintaining the building to building our Bible class curriculum, and are invaluable servants of the local church. 

Brady Cook

The local evangelist serves in both a public and private capacity. Publicly, he delivers sermons and Bible classes during worship services and Bible classes, while privately, he meets with members and visitors who would like to study certain things more intently. Currently, Brady Cook is serving Hillside as its local evangelist. Brady is originally from Amarillo, TX, but studied for two years under Kyle Campbell and Jim McDonald at the Loop 287 church before coming to Hillside in September of 2009. He married Melina (Turnbow) Cook in May of 2013, and has three beautiful children. Brady holds a BBA in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin, as well as a MS in History from Texas A&M-Commerce.

 

what does the worship at Hillside church of Christ look like?

Our Worship

Singing

Walk into any church building today, and you’ll find a choir, praise band, or both. At Hillside, you’ll find neither. Here, everyone sings and “makes melody in their heart to God” (Eph. 5:19) resulting in a beautiful sacrifice of praise to our Creator.

Lord's Supper

The first-century Christians gathered to take the Lord’s Supper every first day of the week (Acts 20:7; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 11:20, 23-26). So do we.

Baptism

Baptism is not just a symbol, it’s a washing away of your sins as you start your new life with God (John 3:5; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; 1 Peter 3:21). This doesn’t happen in a vacuum, however; only after you’ve heard the Word of God (Romans 10:17) and believed on it (Acts 4:12) can you repent (Luke 13:3, 5) and confess His name (Romans 10:9-10). Baptism is the logical next step.

 

Prayer

A congregation that prays together constantly is not only closer to each other, but closer to God (1 Timothy 2:8). For that reason, we regularly give thanks and ask God for His blessings in this life, both individually and as a group.