Seeds on the Rocky/Shallow Soil
by Randy Sands
Pastor Randy Sands
Pastor Randy serves as our Senior Pastor. He and his wife, Barb, came to Hillsboro in the summer of 1987 and literally planned to retire there. They have been married for 35 years and have two married children, Matt (Missy) and Mark (Elisa). They have two grandchildren, Alma Faith and Collin Staples Lewis. They are expecting a third grandchild, due in April 2017. They also love their grand-dog, Shooter.
Randy enjoys fishing, golfing, and running (it slows down the aging process). Barb works full time at Greenville College and has recently earned her bachelor’s degree and CPA license. She is passionate about helping individuals with their personal finances. Barb also teaches a young adult Sunday school class.
Cruises are their favorite vacations and they hope to take more before Jesus returns.
After serving over 30 years, they believe their best days are ahead of them!
Pastor Randy may be reached at 217-532-2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Pastor Brian Atkins
Pastor Brian joined Randy on staff in July of 2001. Formerly a Jr. High teacher and coach, Brian is the Associate Pastor and also serves as the Director of Christian Education. He leads the Adult studies on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. He and his wife, Debbie, are also involved with the Bible Quizzing teams.
In Sunday school, Brian is currently teaching the Answers in Genesis curriculum where the plan is to go over the whole Bible from Genesis all the way through Revelations in three years. The Sunday Night sessions are actually worldview focused helping the church view the world through the eyes of the Bible. On Wednesday evening, concerns from the church are shared leading to prayer which is followed by a short Bible Study.
He and Debbie share 4 beautiful children, Elijah “Eli”, Isaiah, Chloe, and Josiah.
Pastor Brian may be reached at 217-532-2216 or email@example.com.
Associate Pastor C.J. Dyas
Pastor C.J. joined Randy and Brian on staff in the fall of 2008, part time, and became full time staff in 2011. C.J. serves as the Worship and Evangelism Director. He has a heart for worship and loves to lead the people of God in praise and music. Another passion of his is to see the church really reach out to those in need, which is why he leads our Open Hands Ministry. He and his wife, Pastor Stephanie, volunteer as youth leaders and recently joined with the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church to form Lighthouse (Jr. High) and Cornerstone (High School) youth ministries with C.J.’s brother, Remington Dyas. They also enjoy serving on mission trips. Both believe serving together is a great foundation in marriage. They are blessed with two children, Adeline Anne “Addie” and Graham Joseph, and baby #3 is on the way!
Kim has been a member of the church for 19 years. She also serves as the Administrative Assistant (aka…the glue that holds us all together!). Practically anytime you are at the church, the first smiling face you see will be hers. She and her husband, Kenny, have 2 children, Katie and Keegan, a bonus son, David, and two beautiful grandchildren, Halle and Lincoln. Kim can be reached at 217-532-2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.