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A community of changed lives changing our world
by connecting to God, to people, and to ministry.

Sunday Morning

- 9:15 Bible Study

- 10:30 Worship

- 5:00 Worship


- 5:15 Dinner

- 6:00 Bible Study Classes

- 7:15 Adult Choir Rehearsal

About Us

Hilldale Baptist Church is an affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Dr. Ron Pate, Sr. Pastor
Dr. Ron Pate
Sr. Pastor

Dr. Pate began his ministry as Hilldale's fifth pastor on Easter, April 12, 1998. Educated at Samford University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Pate effectively serves as spiritual leader and vision caster for the congregation. He is married to Patricia and they are the proud parents of Chris and Caitlin.


Dr. Donnie Holley, Associate Pastor
Dr. Donny Holley
Associate Pastor

In my earlier years I had a few people that mentored me and really impacted my life. It impacted my life so much that I have dedicated my life to pass on the same vision: “To influence people to grow and develop to their potential and live an extraordinary life. As Paul said in Phil 3:14, “I press towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Come on, let’s work to be “All that We Can Be.”

Marie Harbison, Minister to Children
Marie Harbison
Minister to Children

Marie served the Lord as a lay leader in the Children's Ministries of Hilldale for many years before joining the staff as  Minister to Children in 1998.  Marie brings to the staff a deep devotion to ministry and an expertise for Children's Ministries. She is usually in the office Tuesday thru Thursday.   In addition to her service to Hilldale, she is the 2007 President of the Alabama Preschool and Children's Ministers Organization, serves on the Equipping Ministry Team for Alabama Baptist Sunday School Board,  the Board of Directors of the Children's Policy Cooperative of Jefferson County, and as an advisor on the Alabama PTA Board of Directors.

Jan Freeman, Minister of Worship
Jan Freeman
Minister of Worship

Jan Freeman hs served several churches in Alabama as an accompanist, music associate, and Director of Instrumental Ministries since 1979. She has been the Minister of Worship and Music at Hilldale since September of 2012, arter having served here as Music Associate for 15 years. Jan graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor of Music, and the University of Alabama a M.B.A. Her desire is to lead people to the foot of the cross through meaningful, sincere, worship where God can then heal, love and nurture His children.