About Us

Learn more about who we are & what we believe

Mission

Our mission is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ through displaying and proclaiming His gospel locally and globally.

There is little denying that we derive our mission from the Great Commission that Jesus gives in Matthew. We believe the Great Commission is the mission of the universal church: go and make disciples. That is why our mission statement borrows so heavily from Jesus’ command. That is also why our mission is at the heart of everything we do at Redemption Hill. Not because it sounds good on paper, but because it is a commandment from God. Go and make disciples.

Vision

At Redemption Hill Church, we seek to communicate the timeless truths of the Bible in a timely, accessible manner while seeking to multiply ministry throughout our area and into the world.

Core Values

How we work toward completing our mission on a day-to-day basis is focused on four core values:

Relevant Exegetical Preaching

Redemption through the gospel of Jesus Christ is central. Because of our actions, attitude and nature, we are in bondage and have been separated from God. At Redemption Hill, we proclaim, celebrate and participate in the redemption purchased by Jesus Christ for His people. The Spirit of God makes the reading, but especially the preaching of the word, an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners, and of building them up in holiness and comfort through faith unto salvation. We like to work through books of the bible in our Sunday morning corporate worship.

Authentic Community

Community is crucial. We are made to be in relationship with others. Redemption Hill Church seeks to be a community of those who are in bondage, those who desire to be free and those who have been freed. All are welcomed and valued in the community at Redemption Hill Church. We do this through community groups scattered throughout our area that are welcoming, intentional, and our primary place of care.

Great Commission Missions Focus

Throughout the story of the Bible, God reveals himself as One who sends us into the world to display His goodness and love in ways that give Him glory. We seek to serve God’s purposes locally, regionally, and globally.

God Centered Worship

We are made valuing something. At Redemption Hill Church, we practice and proclaim the reality that God alone is supremely valuable. Our gathered worship is God-centered and seeks to connect to our context in a fresh relevant manner.

Leadership

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Earl Bullard

Elder

Justin Collins

Deacon

Paul Davis

Deacon

Steven Goldsmith

Deacon

Corey Hill

Deacon

Scott Hudson

Deacon

Joe Lucas

Deacon

Matthew Rollins

Deacon

Alan Russell

Deacon

Morgan Timiney

Deacon

One interesting fact about me
I am terrified of snakes (even the non-poisonous types). Yes I know they won’t hurt you, but they still strike terror in my heart.

What do you do at Redemption Hill?
I am the pastor for preaching and vision.

How did you learn about Jesus?
I didn’t grow up going to church, I was pretty much a skeptic through my early adulthood. God graciously put a few genuine believers in my path who displayed to me what it actually looked like to really follow Jesus. I watched and listened for a couple of years and started attending a bible preaching church. God in His perfect timing drew me to himself and opened my eyes and heart to my need of Him.

Favorite expression or phrase
You know what I mean?

Favorite food or drink
Most any coffee you put in front of me, but my favorite is a good Guatemalan… And sushi…I really, really like sushi.

You’ll never see me without…
Facial hair of some fashion.

Favorite verse
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23

Family
Carla is my wife and we were married October 5th 1996
Jacob is my son and he was born July 8th 2003

What do you do at Redemption Hill?
I am and elder, greeter, and parking lot assistant.

How did you learn about Jesus?
I learned about Jesus in Vacation Bible School and Sunday School at Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church. I accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at a revival service when I was 6 years old. I was baptized at Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church on my 7th birthday. I served as an usher, Sunday School teacher, choir member and deacon. I was called into the ministry after I got married and after my parents passed away. I learned so much more about Jesus as a pastor and studying more about God and my relationship with Him.

Favorite expression or phrase
“What’s for supper?”

Favorite food or drink
Gina’s squash casserole

You’ll never see me without…
My phone or keys

Favorite verse
Romans 8:38-39

Family
My wife Gina and my brother James along with 2 nephews and 2 nieces.

One interesting fact about me
I wrangled a shark once.

What do you do at Redemption Hill?
I serve as an elder and play bass in the worship band.

How did you learn about Jesus?
From attending local churches from a fairly young age.

Favorite expression or phrase
Shun!

Favorite food or drink
Tacos

You’ll never see me without…
A beard.

Favorite verse
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” II Corinthians 5:21

Family
Wife Amy and daughters Kylie, Mia, and Josie

One interesting fact about me
Is it okay to confess here, the well kept secret, that there’s really nothing interesting about me? I’m a rather dull and boring person.

What do you do at Redemption Hill?
Mostly clerical things, send lots of emails, try and keep things organized, general office stuff.

How did you learn about Jesus?
I grew up in church being taught about and hearing of Jesus. I gave my life to Christ all those years ago, but it wasn’t until I started attending Theater Church (now Redemption Hill) that I came to have a relationship with and come to more fully know Jesus.

Favorite expression or phrase
“Goonies Never Say Die!”

Favorite food or drink
Nothing beats a GOOD cup of coffee, especially with good company. And I will devour anything Chinese or Japanese (within reason).

You’ll never see me without…
You will probably see me with out one thing or another at some point in time. I’m always missing something. Prime example, today I left my phone at home when leaving for work. I’ve been phone-less all day.

Favorite verse
“He must become greater, I must become less.” John 3:30

Family
I have parents, a mother and a father. I only have the one younger sister in Asheville. I have a very large and wonderful church family. Also, I have two cute and cuddly puppies, Anna & Whis. Oh, and my wonderful husband Justin.

MORGAN

One interesting fact about meI’m from a real place called Kalamazoo. Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo.

What do you do at Redemption Hill?I, along with my much better half Caroline, lead the College Ministry.

How did you learn about Jesus?Unlike a lot of people down here, I didn’t grow up in church. It wasn’t until May of my senior year in high school that I went to church consistently. God was working in amazing ways, though, because when I moved down here (a feat in itself, a home body being 800 miles from home) I started going to Redemption Hill (When it was still in the Theater) and I met an awesome group of people who led me to the light and I haven’t looked back since.

Favorite expression or phrase“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” – Steve Prefontaine

Favorite food or drinkSchwenks

You’ll never see me withoutMy cell phone… It’s a serious problem, actually. I’m working on it.

Favorite verseGalations 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

FamilyMom: Lori and Stepdad Mike Tiller. Sister: Katelin. Step-Sister Kaylee and Step Brother Logan. Dad- Dan Timiney. All still live in Kalamazoo. And, of course, Caroline.


CAROLINE

One interesting fact about meI love to play volleyball and softball, sing and dance, and I love Disney movies!

What do you do at Redemption Hill?Alongside of singing with the Praise Band, I am taking on the role of becoming one of the College Ministry leaders, which I am very much looking forward to!

How did you learn about Jesus?I started going to church when I was 2 weeks old. I’ve been surrounded by Jesus fearing family all of my life, and I’ve been taught and shown the love of Jesus by my parent’s marriage. I had always been a part of the children’s ministry, youth ministry, Sunday school, choir, and numerous trips with the church. One day I was riding in the car with my mom and began asking her more and more about Him. I asked her if she would help me pray to receive Him as my Savior. I knew that I needed the saving power of Jesus because I was a sinner. I was only about 8 years old. Following in the Lord’s instruction, I was baptized. It was the greatest decision of my life.

Favorite expression or phrase“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis

Favorite food or drinkI have a Diet Mountain Dew problem.

You’ll never see me withoutMost likely, Morgan Timiney.

Favorite verseIt’s so hard to pick only one – so chose 2!“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10“The Lord your God is with you, he is MIGHTY to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

FamilyParents: Larry and Lynette Moody from Wilson, NCSister and Brother-in-law: Meredith and Chris Heffner from Kernersville, NCAnd husband: Morgan Timiney

One interesting fact about me
I have an obsession with “Junk”! I take thrift store finds and attempt to create beautiful pieces. I also have a BFA in fine arts and an associate degree in graphic design.

What do you do at Redemption Hill?
Redemption Hill Kids Director

How did you learn about Jesus?
Growing up I was blessed to be in a family that surrounded me with the Gospel. At the age of 6, God spoke to my heart one Saturday morning while watching cartoons. Immediately, I asked my mom how to be saved. Sitting on her bed, she led me to Jesus. A day I will never forget.

Favorite expression or phrase
“Mama, Mama, Mama…”

Favorite food or drink
Sweet Tea and fruit

You’ll never see me without…
Some sort of jewelry/accessory and one or all three of my baby girls.

Favorite verse
Psalm 23

Family
Kevin, Kylie, Mia and Josie

One interesting fact about me:
I am a high school teacher who really LOVES dinosaurs. I have a dinosaur cork board AND lamp in my classroom.

What do you do at Redemption Hill?
Student Ministry Director

How did you learn about Jesus?
Growing up, my mom or grandma always took me and my sister to church. At a young age, I asked the Lord into my heart. I continued going to church and learning about God, but I truly understood the value of a relationship with Christ when I was a freshman in college at Campbell University. I have been falling more and more in love with Jesus ever since.

Favorite expression or phrase:
I teach, so I am forever telling my students, “Pull your britches up!” It has become a great enjoyment of mine to learn who knows the word “britches” and who does not.

Favorite food or drink:
Cherry Coke Zero and Ice Cream (Brownie Batter from Sunny Sky’s especially)

You’ll never see me without…
my phone

Favorite verse:
John 16:33

Family:
I have a mom and a dad who live in Mount Airy (where I’m from), a sister who lives with me (in Dunn), one dog (who also lives with me in Dunn), and about 100+ kids, also known as my students.

MIKE

 

 

One interesting fact about me: I played trumpet for 7 years throughout middle school and high school.

What do you do at Redemption Hill? Music Ministry Co-Leader with my wife, Amber

How did you learn about Jesus? The local church and my mom introduced me to the teachings of the Bible at a young age. The Summit Church and now Redemption Hill Church have helped me more fully understand how to become a disciple of Christ.

Favorite expression or phrase: “Let’s ride!”

Favorite food or drink: Hot wings, white chocolate Macadamia nut cookies, good coffee, Reese’s cups, steak and potatoes, BBQ

You’ll never see me without: Facial hair of some kind. Not required but preferred.

Favorite verse: For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39

Family: Me and my wife, Amber. (And I love my church family, Mom, Dad, brother Matt, sister Katie, grandma Mimi, Amber’s Mom, Dad, and sister and all of our animals on the farm!)


AMBER

 

 

One interesting fact about me: I served at a Christian family dude ranch in Colorado for the first two years after finishing my undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill…incredible! During that time, God saved us from a massive mudslide in the middle of the night while Colorado flooded on September 12, 2013. I’ll never forget His miracles.

What do you do at Redemption Hill? Music Ministry Co-Leader with my husband, Mike

How did you learn about Jesus? I grew up with a head knowledge of Jesus and believed to receive salvation at the age of 8 years old, but I didn’t take up my cross to follow Christ until college, by the grace of God’s pursuit of me. The Summit Church, Wind River Ranch, and now Redemption Hill Church especially have grown me as a disciple of Christ.

Favorite expression or phrase: “That’s GOOD!”

Favorite food or drink: Milk, water, and I love all the foods…how can I pick?! I love variety! It’s God’s grace to us!

You’ll never see me without: Joy.

Favorite verse: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:14-21

Family: Me and my husband, Mike, are a unit…a.k.a, Team Parler! (And I love my church family, my Mom Debby, Dad Jerry, #1 older sister Ashley, brother-in-love Bryan, my grandma Ma-ma and her husband Todd, Mike’s Mom, Dad, brother and sister, all our dogs, horse, and Honkey the donkey!)

Statement of Faith

The Triune God
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who know, love, and glorify one another. This one true and living God is infinitely perfect both in his love and in his holiness. He is the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy to receive all glory and adoration. Immortal and eternal, he perfectly and exhaustively knows the end from the beginning, sustains and sovereignly rules over all things, and providentially brings about his eternal good purposes to redeem a people for himself and restore his fallen creation, to the praise of his glorious grace.

Revelation
God has graciously disclosed his existence and power in the created order, and has supremely revealed himself to fallen human beings in the person of his Son, the incarnate Word. Moreover, this God is a speaking God who by his Spirit has graciously disclosed himself in human words: we believe that God has inspired the words preserved in the Scriptures, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, which are both record and means of his saving work in the world. These writings alone constitute the verbally inspired Word of God, which is utterly authoritative and without error in the original writings, complete in its revelation of his will for salvation, sufficient for all that God requires us to believe and do, and final in its authority over every domain of knowledge to which it speaks. We confess that both our finitude and our sinfulness preclude the possibility of knowing God’s truth exhaustively, but we affirm that, enlightened by the Spirit of God, we can know God’s revealed truth truly. The Bible is to be believed, as God’s instruction, in all that it teaches; obeyed, as God’s command, in all that it requires; and trusted, as God’s pledge, in all that it promises. As God’s people hear, believe, and do the Word, they are equipped as disciples of Christ and witnesses to the gospel.

Creation of Humanity
We believe that God created human beings, male and female, in his own image. Adam and Eve belonged to the created order that God himself declared to be very good, serving as God’s agents to care for, manage, and govern creation, living in holy and devoted fellowship with their Maker. Men and women, equally made in the image of God, enjoy equal access to God by faith in Christ Jesus and are both called to move beyond passive self-indulgence to significant private and public engagement in family, church, and civic life. Adam and Eve were made to complement each other in a one-flesh union that establishes the only normative pattern of sexual relations for men and women, such that marriage ultimately serves as a type of the union between Christ and his church. In God’s wise purposes, men and women are not simply interchangeable, but rather they complement each other in mutually enriching ways. God ordains that they assume distinctive roles which reflect the loving relationship between Christ and the church, the husband exercising headship in a way that displays the caring, sacrificial love of Christ, and the wife submitting to her husband in a way that models the love of the church for her Lord. In the ministry of the church, both men and women are encouraged to serve Christ and to be developed to their full potential in the manifold ministries of the people of God. The distinctive leadership role within the church given to qualified men is grounded in creation, fall, and redemption and must not be sidelined by appeals to cultural developments.

The Fall
We believe that Adam, made in the image of God, distorted that image and forfeited his original blessedness—for himself and all his progeny—by falling into sin through Satan’s temptation. As a result, all human beings are alienated from God, corrupted in every aspect of their being (e.g., physically, mentally, volitionally, emotionally, spiritually) and condemned finally and irrevocably to death—apart from God’s own gracious intervention. The supreme need of all human beings is to be reconciled to the God under whose just and holy wrath we stand; the only hope of all human beings is the undeserved love of this same God, who alone can rescue us and restore us to himself.

The Plan of God
We believe that from all eternity God determined in grace to save a great multitude of guilty sinners from every tribe and language and people and nation, and to this end foreknew them and chose them. We believe that God justifies and sanctifies those who by grace have faith in Jesus, and that he will one day glorify them—all to the praise of his glorious grace. In love God commands and implores all people to repent and believe, having set his saving love on those he has chosen and having ordained Christ to be their Redeemer.

The Gospel
We believe that the gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ—God’s very wisdom. Utter folly to the world, even though it is the power of God to those who are being saved, this good news is christological, centering on the cross and resurrection: the gospel is not proclaimed if Christ is not proclaimed, and the authentic Christ has not been proclaimed if his death and resurrection are not central (the message is: “Christ died for our sins . . . [and] was raised”). This good news is biblical (his death and resurrection are according to the Scriptures), theological and salvific (Christ died for our sins, to reconcile us to God), historical (if the saving events did not happen, our faith is worthless, we are still in our sins, and we are to be pitied more than all others), apostolic (the message was entrusted to and transmitted by the apostles, who were witnesses of these saving events), and intensely personal (where it is received, believed, and held firmly, individual persons are saved).

The Redemption of Christ
We believe that, moved by love and in obedience to his Father, the eternal Son became human: the Word became flesh, fully God and fully human being, one Person in two natures. The man Jesus, the promised Messiah of Israel, was conceived through the miraculous agency of the Holy Spirit, and was born of the virgin Mary. He perfectly obeyed his heavenly Father, lived a sinless life, performed miraculous signs, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven. As the mediatorial King, he is seated at the right hand of God the Father, exercising in heaven and on earth all of God’s sovereignty, and is our High Priest and righteous Advocate. We believe that by his incarnation, life, death, resurrection, and ascension, Jesus Christ acted as our representative and substitute. He did this so that in him we might become the righteousness of God: on the cross he canceled sin, propitiated God, and, by bearing the full penalty of our sins, reconciled to God all those who believe. By his resurrection Christ Jesus was vindicated by his Father, broke the power of death and defeated Satan who once had power over it, and brought everlasting life to all his people; by his ascension he has been forever exalted as Lord and has prepared a place for us to be with him. We believe that salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given under heaven by which we must be saved. Because God chose the lowly things of this world, the despised things, the things that are not, to nullify the things that are, no human being can ever boast before him—Christ Jesus has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.

The Justification of Sinners
We believe that Christ, by his obedience and death, fully discharged the debt of all those who are justified. By his sacrifice, he bore in our stead the punishment due us for our sins, making a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice on our behalf. By his perfect obedience he satisfied the just demands of God on our behalf, since by faith alone that perfect obedience is credited to all who trust in Christ alone for their acceptance with God. Inasmuch as Christ was given by the Father for us, and his obedience and punishment were accepted in place of our own, freely and not for anything in us, this justification is solely of free grace, in order that both the exact justice and the rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of sinners. We believe that a zeal for personal and public obedience flows from this free justification.

The Power of the Holy Spirit
We believe that this salvation, attested in all Scripture and secured by Jesus Christ, is applied to his people by the Holy Spirit. Sent by the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ, and, as the other Paraclete, is present with and in believers. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and by his powerful and mysterious work regenerates spiritually dead sinners, awakening them to repentance and faith, and in him they are baptized into union with the Lord Jesus, such that they are justified before God by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. By the Spirit’s agency, believers are renewed, sanctified, and adopted into God’s family; they participate in the divine nature and receive his sovereignly distributed gifts. The Holy Spirit is himself the down payment of the promised inheritance, and in this age indwells, guides, instructs, equips, revives, and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

The Kingdom of God
We believe that those who have been saved by the grace of God through union with Christ by faith and through regeneration by the Holy Spirit enter the kingdom of God and delight in the blessings of the new covenant: the forgiveness of sins, the inward transformation that awakens a desire to glorify, trust, and obey God, and the prospect of the glory yet to be revealed. Good works constitute indispensable evidence of saving grace. Living as salt in a world that is decaying and light in a world that is dark, believers should neither withdraw into seclusion from the world, nor become indistinguishable from it: rather, we are to do good to the city, for all the glory and honor of the nations is to be offered up to the living God. Recognizing whose created order this is, and because we are citizens of God’s kingdom, we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, doing good to all, especially to those who belong to the household of God. The kingdom of God, already present but not fully realized, is the exercise of God’s sovereignty in the world toward the eventual redemption of all creation. The kingdom of God is an invasive power that plunders Satan’s dark kingdom and regenerates and renovates through repentance and faith the lives of individuals rescued from that kingdom. It therefore inevitably establishes a new community of human life together under God.

God’s New People
We believe that God’s new covenant people have already come to the heavenly Jerusalem; they are already seated with Christ in the heavenlies. This universal church is manifest in local churches of which Christ is the only Head; thus each “local church” is, in fact, the church, the household of God, the assembly of the living God, and the pillar and foundation of the truth. The church is the body of Christ, the apple of his eye, graven on his hands, and he has pledged himself to her forever. The church is distinguished by her gospel message, her sacred ordinances, her discipline, her great mission, and, above all, by her love for God, and by her members’ love for one another and for the world. Crucially, this gospel we cherish has both personal and corporate dimensions, neither of which may properly be overlooked. Christ Jesus is our peace: he has not only brought about peace with God, but also peace between alienated peoples. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both Jew and Gentile to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. The church serves as a sign of God’s future new world when its members live for the service of one another and their neighbors, rather than for self-focus. The church is the corporate dwelling place of God’s Spirit, and the continuing witness to God in the world.

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordained by the Lord Jesus himself. The former is connected with entrance into the new covenant community, the latter with ongoing covenant renewal. Together they are simultaneously God’s pledge to us, divinely ordained means of grace, our public vows of submission to the once crucified and now resurrected Christ, and anticipations of his return and of the consummation of all things.

The Restoration of All Things
We believe in the personal, glorious, and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ with his holy angels, when he will exercise his role as final Judge, and his kingdom will be consummated. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust—the unjust to judgment and eternal conscious punishment in hell, as our Lord himself taught, and the just to eternal blessedness in the presence of him who sits on the throne and of the Lamb, in the new heaven and the new earth, the home of righteousness. On that day the church will be presented faultless before God by the obedience, suffering and triumph of Christ, all sin purged and its wretched effects forever banished. God will be all in all and his people will be enthralled by the immediacy of his ineffable holiness, and everything will be to the praise of his glorious grace.

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