HILLCREST LEADERSHIP
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STEVEN GOMPERS

Senior Pastor

Steven Gompers returned to his native Coulwood/Mountain Island Lake area home after attending Calvary Chapel Bible College in California. A graduate of West Mecklenburg High School, he loves that he now serves as Pastor of the church he passed each day as a teenager on his way to hist first job at the local grocery store. He is passionately committed to seeing his hometown be transformed by the Gospel and by Hillcrest's presence in this community.

 

Pastor Steven loves teaching the Bible verse by verse, reading with his kids, working on his truck, and woodworking.

 

Steven and his wife Leslie (who is also a MIL native) are the parents of Ava Grace, Lilia, Pate, Jake, and Luke. A thankful rescue dog named Bella, a fickle cat named Piper, and a myriad of other creatures have been adopted by the Gompers family.

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STAN FOSTER

Lay Elder

Stan Foster and his wife Susan live in Belmont but have family roots in the Coulwood community. They have both served in numerous volunteer roles at Hillcrest throughout their time as members. As an Elder, Stan works diligently to see future goals set and current projects implemented. 

Stan retired from State Farm Insurance after many years of service and now fills his time remodeling houses and traveling between Nashville and Asheville to visit his two children and their families, including his four grandchildren. Fun Fact... Stan's son Ryan served as a Worship Leader Intern at Hillcrest while in college, which was many years before Stan and Susan joined the community.

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DOUG McCLURE

Lay Elder

Doug McClure and his wife Joy have lived in the Coulwood area for over 30 years and both desire to see this community thrive. They have been members of Hillcrest for several years, and prior to being ordained to the eldership, Doug served as a Deacon. He and his wife Joy have also faithfully taught our elementary Sunday School class and are well loved by their students.

 

Doug retired from Dystar LP Corporation after 36 years of service and he now spends his time enjoying his two grown children, their spouses, and his five grandchildren. He also enjoys golf and working on home projects in his spare time. 

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DON SMITH

Lay Elder

Don Smith and his wife Jacque have been a part of the Hillcrest family for many decades (they were married here!). While moves and family life took them to other church communities for a season, they returned to Hillcrest in 2016 and have faithfully served in many ways since that time. As an Elder, Don's quiet leadership and investment in the men of the church is invaluable.

Don is currently employed by Iconex. His interests include tennis, his wife, his three grown children and their spouses, and his nine grandchildren. But not necessarily in that order!

DEACONS
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Michael Costa

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Lorve Joinville

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Mike King

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Tom Penninger

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Ryan Peters

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Jeff VonCannon

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Jordan Wilson