Our Staff

Meet our ministry team

All of our staff can be contacted by email or by calling the church office at (706) 793-3104.

Reverend J. Todd Wiggins, Senior Pastor

Reverend Steve Patteson, Music Minister

Pastor Steve and his wife Vickie have been around Hillcrest since 1981. Steve and Vickie both have music degrees and Vickie has a B.S in Nursing as well. They have seen a lot of changes at the church and school and have witnessed first-hand Hillcrest’s commitment to world-wide missions and community involvement. They came to Hillcrest as young parents and now have grandchildren. Pastor Steve’s ministry roles have moved from ministry to ministry over the years as needs arose, but his main calling and focus is music. Because they have been around this length of time they have gotten to see spiritual children and grandchildren mature as servants of our Lord and ministry leaders both at Hillcrest and other churches in our city. This is a real blessing of a long tenure. Steve and Vickie would encourage you to find a church home, connect to a ministry and begin by visiting Hillcrest with the focus of making us your spiritual family.

Scott Johnson, Student Director

Scott has been serving as Director of Student Ministry since April 2016.  Scott desires to see people follow and fall in love with Jesus.  Scott oversees our youth ministry and works along side our children's ministry. Scott and his wife Adrianne were married in June 2015.

Chris Hobbs, Ministry Assistant

Chris has been a Ministry Assistant in CSRA churches since 1985. She began her ministry at Hillcrest in 1999.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Information Systems from Brenau University.  Chris is a native Augustan but now lives in North Augusta, South Carolina.  She has three grown stepchildren and six grandchildren.  She is a member of First Baptist Church, North Augusta and the North Augusta Optimist Club.  She enjoys church activities, singing, being with friends, and traveling.