Senior Pastor: Rick Hayes
Born: November 28, 1961
Married to Missy, they have two daughters, Kasey Vinson and Hallie Hayes.
Licensed in the ministry on March 11, 1984
Ordained on February 23, 1997.
Rick has served as Pastor of Zebulon Baptist Church in Pike County Alabama, Hebron Baptist Church and Westview Baptist Church in Coffee county Alabama, before coming to our family here at Hephzibah in April of 2011.
Rick and Missy along with our church family are here to walk with you as you grow in your faith in Jesus. We are committed to a heartfelt expression of worship and to providing an environment where you can tune out the cares of life and focus on our great God. You can always expect the Word of God to be at the Center of everything that we do, because we believe that the timeless truths of God’s word makes a radical difference in our lives. We value every generation and are committed to teaching the Word of God to every age group at their own level. We believe that The church is more than just a building. It's a family.
Associate Pastor: Michael Rader
Born: February 21, 1992
I grew up in Troy, Alabama and graduated from Charles Henderson High School in 2010. I also attended and graduated from Troy University with my bachelor's degree in Social Science Education in 2014. I am currently working on getting my Master's of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Hephzibah has meant a lot to me and my family! I came here as a college student where I met my wife while teaching the college Sunday School class. We got married in October of 2015. I was called to be the Student Pastor here in December of 2014.
I have a passion for teaching the Word of God to all people. I love working with students of all ages as well as partnering with parents to help them have greater impact on their children's spiritual life. Email me if you have any questions or if you ever need any help with anything.
Worship Pastor: Tim Sims
Married to Teresa and has 2 daughters, Melanie and Mollie, and one granddaughter, Mary Brooke
Tim attended Troy University majoring in Music Education.
He worked for 4 years at Charles Henderson High School, Troy, AL as Assistant Band Director and Choral Director.
Tim was called to Bush Memorial Baptist church as bi-vocational Minister of Music in 1989 and served there until 1997.
In 1997, he was called to serve First Baptist Church, Troy, AL on an interim basis and served there until Hephzibah Baptist church called him in August of 1998 where he stayed until 2005
Tim served Mount Pleasant Baptist church, Georgiana, AL from 2006 until 2008, when Hephzibah asked him to return.
He currently owns TS Insurance Group, LLC which operates 5 Trustway Insurance Agencies in Alabama.
Hephzibah Baptist Church
2701 Henderson Hwy
Troy, AL 36079
9:45 a.m. - Sunday School
Nursery | Preschool | Children
College / Young Adults
Adult Bible Fellowship Groups
11:00 a.m. - Worship
Sunday Morning Worship
(Nursery and Children's Church Provided)
Hands On Bible Study (Children)
Youth Bible Study (6th-12th)
Pastor's Study (Adults)