LEAD AND TEACHING PASTOR- Ron Gold
Though raised in a Jewish family, Pastor Ron Gold first heard the gospel his second week in college. He was drawn to the message of God's love revealed in His Son and on September 9th, 1977 received the Lord Jesus as his Savior and Lord.
Pastor Ron was called by God to the ministry and began a period of preparation that would include four academic degrees, internships and eventually ordination to the gospel ministryin 1988.
Following this, he went to the 1987 Urbana Missions conference and met Maryann. Although they developed their relationship long distance over a 17 month period, they were married on August 1989.
Three weeks later, in September of 1989, Pastor Ron began his seminary training. After a six month teaching assignment where he taught beginning Hebrew in seminary, he served his first pastorate for 10 years in a Baptist church in New Hampshire. During those ten years, both of Pastor Ron & Maryann's children, Rebecca & Joshua were born.
Pastor Ron served in an Evangelical Free Church in Colorado before coming to Hillside Baptist Church in the Fall of 2008.
PASTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP- Jeff Morton
Having been born in Oklahoma, raised in California, worked and ministered in Liberia, Guinea, as well as having taught in Thailand, Brazil, Pakistan—and the most exotic place of all, California (Biola University)—Jeff Morton is very excited that he has been called to serve at Hillside (November 2012). Along with his wife Debbie, a registered nurse, their goal is to disciple believers in growing obedience to Jesus. Jeff is a graduate of Vanguard University (B.A.), Talbot Seminary (MDiv.) and Biola University (DMiss). He enjoys sailing, shooting, carpentry, reading Louie L’Amour and spending time with his four children and six grandchildren.
CHURCH OFFICE- Hillside is pleased to have a support staff that keeps the 'boat afloat'! If you happen to call us, you will most likely speak with Jawayne or Marty, our church secretaries. Both are multi-talented and wear many hats in the ministry of Hillside Baptist. So whether you need general information or technical information on just about anything, they are the ones to call!