Our Staff

Meet Our Ministry Team

rev. tony christie


Pastor Tony joined our staff on April 16, 2023. He is a former pastor at Woodlawn Baptist Church in the Augusta area and came to Hillcrest from a church in Oklahoma where he served as Associate Pastor. Pastor Tony is graduate of Shorter University and Luther Rice Seminary. He and his wife, Lesha, have three children and four grandchildren.


Interim Worship Leader

Joy is our Interim Worship Leader at Hillcrest. She graduated from Cameron University in Oklahoma as a Theatre Performance Major. Joy and her husband, Adam, reside in North Augusta and are at members at Hillcrest.

David keel

Financial Assistant

David has been overseeing the finances of Hillcrest and the school for many years. Previously he served as the CFO and COO of the National Science Center. After graduating from Augusta College with a BS in Chemistry, David worked in research for several industries before joining the science center. He has also served as a Minister to Students in different churches in the CSRA. He and his wife of 40+ years are members of First Baptist Church of Augusta where they are active in the student ministry. They have three grown daughters and seven grandchildren.

Alissa bowles

Ministry Assistant

Alissa is our Ministry Assistant at Hillcrest. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with her Bachelors of Science in Public Relations. Alissa is a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and she resides in Martinez, Georgia. She is getting married this October to her fiancé , Mark.