Church School: 9:30-10:15 am
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Fellowship Time: Immediately Following Worship
We invite all to our worship. We are a casual congregation and that is reflected in how we dress. During worship we have a nursery for ages birth to 3 years. We also offer children’s church after the children’s message. After worship we adjourn to the fellowship center for a light snack, drinks and fellowship.
What we believe:
We believe that we are the body of Jesus Christ and that Jesus was the Healer of the sick, feeder of the hungry, friend to the sinner, and Hope for the hopeless. Our mission is to continue this ministry of compassion in the community of North Springfield where God has placed us.
A small group of individuals began meeting in 1956 with the intent of starting a new Presbyterian Church associated with the PCUSA. In 1956 they organized as the Faith Presbyterian Church, renamed in 1958 as The Hillcrest Presbyterian Church. In 1959 a property was purchased and a new pastor was called. The Reverend John R. Tranbarger served this congregation until his retirement in 1994. A new pastor was installed in 1997 in the person of Reverend Kent Hollingsworth who served this congregation until 2014 when he accepted a position in North Carolina as a transitional pastor. A new pastor was installed in August of 2016 in the person of Jack Cormack.
The property has seen several additions and changes, most recently in 2008 when most of the rooms were remodeled and reconfigured, and a 50′ addition provided more classrooms and a new kitchen and fellowship center. We are blessed with a large lot and a great facility to worship in and to operate from.
Meet the Staff
Pastor: Jack Cormack
The Rev. Jack Cormack came to Hillcrest Presbyterian Church most recently from the North Slope of Alaska where he served as pastor working with Inupiat Eskimos traveling between three remote villages. Prior to his work in Alaska, he serviced the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church in New Albany, Indiana for 18 years. During that time he supervised 16 seminary students in their field education. Since his graduation from Louisville Theological Seminary in 1990, he has served churches in Louisville, KY, Oxford, OH and Fairgrove, MI. In addition to parish ministry, he served the community as a volunteer Police Chaplain, earning the certification level of Senior Chaplain in the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He is also trained in Critical Incident Debriefing with both individuals and groups.
While in Southern Indiana, Jack was a Shepherd raising Black Cotswold sheep, a rare breed of long wools. He continues to enjoy fiber arts including Needle Felting, spinning and weaving.
Jack has recently married to a very special person, Scarlet and together with her son handsome Ethan are very excited to make their home in Springfield.
Secretary: Heather Heslin
Co-Treasurers: Sammy Miller and Kyle Miller
Director of Music: Jennifer McCullough
Pianist: Jo Lynne Palmerton
Church School Teachers:
Pre-School: Regina Ice
Children: Tina Hartley
CFO Class: Various Leaders
Journey’s Class: Sammy Miller
Fellowship Class: Fred Palmerton
Children’s Church: Tim and Stephanie Baker