Welcome to Hillcrest Baptist Church

Looking for a place where you can experience authentic community and meaningful relationships? You’ve found Hillcrest! You’ll find relevant messages, awesome music, and a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll find real people, just like you, discovering an extraordinary God…together!
At Hillcrest, we’re “preparing lives for today, tomorrow and eternity!”

Committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

What is the Gospel?

“The gospel is the good news that God sent his Son Jesus into the world rescue us from our sin and its consequences. Jesus provides the rescue we need because He lived the perfect life we could not live, and he died the death that we deserved as our substitute, and he rose victorious

from the grave (1 Corinthians 15:1-8). This gospel (or good news) is offered to everyone so that all who believe are saved from their sins (Romans 10:9-13). In response, Christians are to take the message of the gospel throughout the whole world, testifying to the glory and the grace of God (Matthew 24:14).”

Our Ministry Leaders

LARRY BALDWIN
LARRY BALDWINPASTOR
Larry Baldwin has served as pastor of HBC since 2006. He has served on staff at churches in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Illinois. Pastor Larry earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Theological College in Wake Forest, NC; and a Master of Ministry from Anderson University in Anderson, SC. Larry and his wife Kim have 2 adult daughters, Jessica and Ali, and 5 grandchildren.
Pastor Larry loves camping, bicycling, hiking, and spending time with family.
FRAN BROOME
FRAN BROOMEMINISTER OF MUSIC
Fran joined the staff of HBC in 2016. She is a graduate of Anderson College with a degree in Church Music and a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a degree in Psychology. Fran and her husband Tim have 2 children, J.D. and Mattison.
Fran’s life verse: Jeremiah 29:11-13: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you see Me with all your heart.”
BOB ASHBY
BOB ASHBYASSOCIATE PASTOR
Bob began serving as Associate Pastor of HBC in October of 2018. He came to faith in Christ, was baptized and married, all in the same week back in August of 1978. Bob and his wife Deb (who is the love of his life!) have 2 sons, B.J. and Josh, and 1 grandson, Bryce. Bob enjoys being in God’s Word and bicycling. His life verse is John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
LINDA BARRETT
LINDA BARRETTMINISTRY ASSISTANT
Linda joined the staff of HBC in January of 2018. She received her degree from Greenville Technical College as an Administrative Assistant. She was secretary at Alexander Elementary in SC. She served as Analyst/Specialist in Retail Accounting Center at Foot Locker Inc. in Pennsylvania for 28 years. Linda loves working with youth and children. She supports ministries that reach out to local and international needs.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

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