Meet the Staff

Rev. Brian LeStourgeon, Pastor
Brian joined Hillside as Senior Pastor in 2012.  He has served churches in Arizona and Kentucky and is a graduate of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brian has served on the boards of non-profit service and missionary organizations. He is husband to Sara and father to three growing boys. (Sometimes he even coaches a soccer team!).  His ministry passion is leading the church to make disciples who glorify Jesus in all that they do.
Joshua Tompkins, Associate Pastor & Youth
Josh was called into ministry as a teenager and hasn’t looked back since. His desire is to be an engaging part of the community and share about the awesome grace and love of Jesus Christ. Josh is husband to Kathleen and father to 3 incredible girls. He serves Hillside as an Associate Pastor and the Director of Student Ministries and is a student at the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Scottsdale.
Jim Hurlburt, Associate Pastor & Music
Jim has a passion to lead believers in declaring God’s worth. He serves as an Associate Pastor and the Director of Music after more than 30 years of experience with churches in CA, OR, WA, and AZ. Jim & Tina married in 1986 and have 3 grown children.
 Administrative Associate at Hillside Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ
Joe Alexander, Administrative Associate
Joe has been an active member of Hillside Baptist Church since its inception in 1985. Upon retiring from Bull Honeywell, Joe officially joined the Hillside staff in an administrative position.

 Hillside Randa Zopff, Children’s Ministries Director
Randa and her husband Daniel have two sons and are long-time Hillside members and have always been active in our Children’s Ministries – teaching, leading, and VBS-ing. With a heart for children and a spirit for gospel discipleship, Randa serves the families of Hillside in our first staff-level Children’s Ministry position.
Paula Wood, Staff Secretary
 Hill Other Staff Members
We have been greatly blessed with a church full of very active members. Positions from teachers to administrative support to bus drivers are filled by volunteers. We have plenty of opportunities for anyone looking to use their talents, experience, and skills. There is a place for you at Hillside!