Seeds on the Rocky/Shallow Soil
by Randy Sands
Pastor Randy Sands
Pastor Randy serves as our Senior Pastor.
Pastor Randy and Barb came to Hillsboro in the summer of 1987 and literally planned to retire there. They have been married for 33 years and have two married children, Matt (Missy) and Mark (Elisa). They were recently were blessed with a grandson, Collin Staples Lewis born August 14, 2015. He was welcomed home by big sister, Alma Faith Sands born on May 1, 2013. 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 online. She is passionate about helping individuals with their personal finances and leads Financial Peace University. 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 34 years, they believe their best days are ahead of them!
Pastor Randy may be reached at 217-532-2216 or email@example.com.
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 teaches Sunday school for the 7th and 8th graders and leads the Adult studies on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.
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 his wife, Debbie, share 4 beautiful Children.
Pastor Brian may be reached at 217-532-2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Pastor C.J. Dyas
C.J. serves as the Worship and Evangelism Directors. 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 beautiful wife, Pastor Stephanie, volunteer as youth leaders and enjoy serving on mission trips. Both believe serving together is a great foundation in marriage. They were blessed with their first child, Adeline Anne “Addie,” on June 1, 2013 and Graham Joseph was born on March 3, 2015.