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About Us2018-11-05T14:52:25-05:00

Come Home to Hillview

We are a committed body of believers intent on reaching our community with the gospel of Christ, making Him evident as we love each other and serve those around us. We are passionate about prayer, driven by discipleship, and focused on family.

Our Roots

Hillview Baptist Church began as Hillview Baptist Mission in 1989, established by our sister church, Dickerson Road Baptist, to fulfill the need to reach the northern area of Goodlettsville with the message of Christ. Our name was derived from the beautiful view from atop the hill where the church is located. Our church feels like “home” with good reason: It is a former residence which was converted to a beautiful church with the addition of a sanctuary and classrooms. On a deeper note, many guests and members have commented that their drive up the hill makes them feel as though they are actually “coming home” to a peaceful place of refuge, where they can regain their strength for living.

In 1995, Hillview voted to change its status from “mission” to “church,” becoming a member of the Nashville Baptist Association and independently assuming all its own financial obligations, retiring all debt the following year.

Hillview has seen many changes over the years. As we grow and stretch in uncertain times and an unsure culture, we are certain and sure of our need for Christ. We continue to reach into our community in a variety of ways, serving with love and faithfulness, desiring for all to come into a personal relationship with Jesus.

Meet the Ministry Team at Hillview

Rich Powell
Rich PowellPastor
Rich Powell has been the pastor at Hillview since September of 2016. Before coming to Hillview, Rich has served as a missions pastor and as a deacon. Rich’s heart for missions both at home and overseas has led him to share the gospel in Brazil, Kenya, and Thailand, as well as on the streets in our community, ministering to the homeless population and as a board member for Rescue 1 Global, an anti-trafficking organization. Rich and his wife Rebecca were college sweethearts and have been married over 30 years. They are the parents of three much-adored grown children.
JOSHUA COUTS
JOSHUA COUTSCo-Pastor / Minister of Family and Discipleship
Joshua Couts serves as co-pastor and the Minister of Family and Discipleship. Josh joined the Hillview family in April of 2018. With a passion for Scripture and the heart of a servant, Josh had a leading role in his home church as a deacon and teacher before being called to preach in 2016. Josh longs to see people surrender to the message of the gospel and experience renewal in Christ just as he has. Josh has been married to Tricia since 2004 and they are the parents of three beautiful children, Abby (13), J.R. (10), and Matthew (3).
PATRICK O'BRIANT
PATRICK O'BRIANTMinister of Music
Patrick O’Briant is the Minister of Music at Hillview. Since 2015, Patrick has been leading the Hillview family to praise Christ for who He is and all He has done. With his beautiful voice and love for music of all genres, Patrick offers everyone a way to engage in worship and “sing a new song” when we gather together. Patrick and his wife Laura have six grown children and 13 grandchildren.
KRISTIN CRESONAdministrative Assistant
JACKIE GRAYBILLPianist

We are passionate about prayer, driven by discipleship, and focused on family.

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