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. 



Address in Omaha

Rick Hayes - Room 7482

Oncology/Hematology Special Care Unit

982405 Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE  68298-2405

Student Pastor: Michael Rader




Born: February 21, 1992


I have grown up in Troy for my entire life. Graduated from Charles Henderson High School in 2010. Graduated from Troy University with a degree in Social Science Education on December 12, 2014. Ordained on January 26, 2015.


I met the love of my life at Hephzibah Baptist Church when I was teaching the college Sunday School class. We dated for a year and a half before she said yes on August 10, 2014. We got married on October 10, 2015.


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.

Contact Us

Hephzibah Baptist Church

2701 Henderson Hwy

Troy, AL 36079


Phone: 334-566-6477


Or use our Contact Form Here

Weekly Schedule



9:45 a.m. - Sunday School

Nursery | Preschool | Children


Youth (6th-12th)

College / Young Adults

Adult Bible Fellowship Groups 


11:00 a.m. - Worship

Sunday Morning Worship

(Nursery and Children's Church Provided)




6:30 p.m.

Hands On Bible Study (Children)

Youth Bible Study (6th-12th)

Pastor's Study (Adults)

Nursery Provided



Choir Practice

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