Pastor Kevin Fath, Senior Pastor

Hillside Baptist Church is proud to have Pastor Kevin Fath serve as its founding pastor. Pastor Kevin grew up in the home of a pastor just outside Palmyra, PA for most of his childhood. He completed his undergraduate work at Cedarville University in 1995 and moved to Smithville in 1996. His wife, Heather (Peters) Fath is a native of Smithville, where they currently reside raising their four children. Pastor Kevin served as the Youth/Assistant Pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Sterling from 2000-2011. His graduate work is from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA. He is blessed to have received excellent training and has a heart for the Lord and His people.

Pastor Rick Thompson, Associate Pastor

Hillside Baptist Church recently hired an additional pastor in August of 2015, Associate Pastor Rick Thompson. We are excited to have him join our staff here at HBC. He was raised in a Christian home in West Virginia where his father currently serves as a Pastor. Rick accepted Christ as his savior when he was 5 years old. Rick continued his education at Appalachian Bible College and graduated in 2012. His degree is a double major in Bible/Theology and Missions. Upon graduation, he became Associate Pastor of Children’s Ministries at Cobb’s Creek MBC and taught 5th grade at Bible Center School. His wife, Rebekah, grew up in the Wayne County area where her dad currently serves as the Music Pastor for Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. They are both so excited to be a part of the HBC family and are eagerly expecting the Lord to do great things for His Name!