Our Staff

Meet Our Ministry Team

Dr. charles drummond

Transitional Interim Pastor

Pastor Charles joined our staff in September 2020. He has served multiple churches across Georgia as a pastor and transitional pastor.

Bill Dean

Interim Director of Music

Bill joined the Hillcrest staff in February 2020.  He was formerly the worship leader at Bayvale Baptist Church for fifteen years.  He has been a part of high school, youth, and adult choirs most of his life, having also served as Interim Worship Leader several times in the past at Bayvale.  He graduated from Augusta College with a BA in Sociology and a minor in math.  He is retired from the Department of Juvenile Justice after 40 plus years.  He and his wife, Nancy, have been married almost 45 years.  Nancy is a retired school teacher with an MA in Special Education.  They have a grown son and daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.

judy ramsey

Ministry Assistant/Communications Director

Judy began her current ministry at Hillcrest in 2018.  Formerly, she had served at Hillcrest as organist.  Prior to beginning her work here, she served as a Church Communications Specialist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention in Columbia, SC.  She has also served at First Baptist Church Augusta as a Music Assistant for Children and as Church Webmaster/Receptionist.  Judy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with an emphasis in Internet Management from Limestone College.  She is a member of First Baptist Church Augusta where she is active in the Music Ministry; she is also a member of the Baptist Communicators Association with members across the United States.

chris hobbs

Ministry Assistant

Chris worked full time as a ministry assistant at Hillcrest from 1999-2018.  She retired in November 2019.  She came out of retirement to work at Hillcrest in April 2021 in a part-time secretarial position.  Chris has a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Brenau College.  She attends and is an active member of First Baptist Church,  North Augusta where she serves and volunteers.  She also has three grown stepchildren , eight grandchildren, and a great grandson to keep her busy!

David keel

Financial Assistant

David has been overseeing the finances of Hillcrest Baptist Church and School for the last six 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 Minister to Students in different churches in the CSRA. He and his wife of 40 plus years are members of First Baptist Church of Augusta where they are active in the student ministry. They have three grown daughters and six grandchildren.