Hillcrest Community Spotlight

Read testimonies of how God has transformed lives in people at Hillcrest!

Marissa Matheny

Andrea Compton

"God surrounded me with a group of people I could depend on. They started as friends and became my family."
"I walked in the doors at Hillcrest just wanting to be a face in the crowd. What I found was a home and a place to belong."
"One thing I know is true, you don’t have to walk through the “winter” season alone. And that’s what I love about Hillcrest. God gave me people in that season to encourage me, pray for me, love me through the pain, and wait patiently with me while the winter passes."

Tammy Bailey

"The people of this church truly love one another and the Lord has used this place to heal so many."

Lynzi Kidwell

"Hillcrest has taught me how to love Jesus, and Jesus has taught me how to love myself. Jesus has shown me that God never for one second was punishing me. He was simply working on his plan in his time, and I couldn’t see that before."

Courtney Lang

Amber Miyasato

"Being a part of this community and getting to work here with such incredible leaders who have become part of my family is one of the greatest joys of my life and I am so, so grateful."
"Since beginning ministry at Hillcrest 4 years ago, I think my entire relationship with God has transformed into something real, something that I can be proud of, and speak about with a confidence that I never had before."

Paul & Kim Plattsmier

“Developing a personal relationship with Jesus has helped me realize there is a deeper more positive meaning in this saying. “LIVED” to me now means “to live a life dedicated to Jesus."

Phil Ko

“The very warm atmosphere of the church along with the loving people of Hillcrest was the deciding factor for me that made Hillcrest my home church."

Joe & Holly Ruddock

“The precious friendships that we have developed has been a treasure. Jesus has been so very good to us,  setting us in such a lovely little barn with some pretty amazing sheep."

Mckenzie Bennett

“Hillcrest is a family to love people and share life together. Growing together in Jesus, love, kindness, and strength while moving outside of our comfort zones."

Jessica Pelton

"If you had told me two years ago that I’d be at this place today, I wouldn’t have believed it. But nothing is impossible with God. The bitterness and pain I carried for all those years has been replaced with joy and peace."

Ellen Thornton

"This year God has touched me through several of our teaching series. The messages on gratitude and contentment ( or "Contentmas") have helped me to have peace in my life and know that God is in control."

Teresa Moloney

"Hillcrest welcomed us right where we were at, in our walk with God. They allowed us to be who we are and gave us the confidence to ask questions and challenged us to deepen our faith. What a blessing it is that our God never gives up."

Joyce Munson

"It has been an amazing place to obtain a better understanding and knowledge of Gods plan and love of people - to grow closer to the people who make up the Hillcrest church family."

Bri Stack

"It’s a safe community I can come to when I feel like life isn’t easy. It’s where I learn life lessons and it’s where I strengthen my amazing relationship with Jesus. Hillcrest is nothing but love for people, love for Jesus, and love of life!"

Trey & Vanessa Hall

"We were immediately excited that God placed us there and knew he had plans for us in this church. A couple months later we started to volunteer for the mingle prep team and it felt great to be giving back to a church that has been giving us so much."

Anna Wingate

"For the first time, in quite awhile, I felt welcomed. Now, after almost 2 years of attending, I volunteer 3 out of 4 Sundays. It really brings me happiness to be able to help out."

Allen Agor

"By the end of the first song I THOUGHT this was going to be our church, and after I heard Brian’s first sermon I KNEW this WAS our church.  After these two years I feel that I have a built a relationship a better relationship with Jesus and great relationships with the rest of the Hillcrest family."

Kevin & Chelsea Hill

"God had been waiting for us to walk into His house and welcomed us home with open arms. Our boys' lives are much better too. We are learning everyday to be better people and to live with love for others in our hearts in a way we didn't know before."

Megan Smith

"I’m learning to trust God to help me through challenging times and focusing on building a stronger relationship with Him. I realized the importance of making time each day to develop my faith. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without the genuinely supportive community at Hillcrest."

Sean & Gina Gray

"The mission of Hillcrest (Love Jesus, Love People, Love Life) is truly prevalent in actions and not just words. We’re very blessed to be apart of a such an amazing group of believers!!!"

Grace Doss

"But most importantly, I found the people to be genuine which allowed me to truly be me. Feeling accepted was liberating and has made it possible for me to love and serve our community to the fullest."

Allison Jones

“God has always used the Navy to lead us where He would want us to go and grow in our faith. When we arrived two years ago, reconnecting with friends who recommended Hillcrest, God showed up as always and set our path ahead."

Jesse Elhke

"I walked into Hillcrest overwhelmed and nervous but I was quickly greeted with smiles and handshakes.  I had never felt so welcomed.  While listening to the message that day, I felt a sense of peace which was a feeling I had not had in years."

Kirstie Owings

"God knew we needed a loving and accepting place to be able to grow. When worship starts here , I find that same beautiful frequency. When the message is given, I feel the same God given radiating love I felt as a child. When we are with our Hillcrest church family, we feel at home."

Cody Smith

"When I was nearing the end of my patience, almost ready to give up on my faith, God placed Pastors Brian and Andrea into my life through my work, where He knew we could connect."