About Us

Hillwood Baptist Church

Thanks for stopping by our site! Hillwood Baptist Church is that church in southeast Huntsville that some people don't know by name but know by location - "the church that sits up on the hill"; however you find us, we would love for you to stop by and worship with us.

Hillwood is a purpose-driven church. You might ask what that means. It means that we believe that every local church has five distinct purposes God desires for it to fulfill. The five purposes are:






Everything we attempt to do for the Lord seeks to fulfill one of these purposes. So if you are looking for a church with a purpose, come worship with us. We would love to see you soon!

Church History

In 1952 the Fifth Street Baptist Church (now known as Jackson Way Baptist Church) organized our church as a mission at the Community Hall, Redstone Park, Farley. That same year, the mission was organized into Redstone Baptist Church. Twenty-one people comprised the original membership, calling Rev. Charles Hill their first pastor. The first building was built in 1953.

In 1958 an educational building was constructed.

In 1962 the church bought the Kohler property, eleven and a quarter acres, where the church is now, for $50,000.

In 1965 the church's name was changed from Redstone Baptist Church to Hillwood Baptist Church, and the interim Worship Center was built.

In 1965 and 1972, several other educational buildings were constructed.

In 1978 our present Worship Center was built.

In 1995 many of our buildings were remodeled, and a new Family Life Center was added.

In its long history, Hillwood Baptist Church has been truly blessed by God. Hillwood Baptist Church believes, preaches, and teaches the Bible to be the inspired Word of God. We are a Southern Baptist Church that seeks to share the gospel with as many people as possible.

Pastors (1952-Present)

Rev. Charles Hill

Rev. Joe Crawford

Rev. Don Atkinson

Rev. Bill Cockerham

Rev. Stancil Casey

Rev. John Hogan

Rev. Gary Gates

Dr. Charles Freeman

Rev. Jeff Smith