In a Business Meeting on October 23, 2008, Hillcrest Baptist Church voted, by simple majority, to accept my resignation, ending my tenure at seven years as their pastor, with a final date of service on January 14, 2009. I part from Hillcrest lovingly, without any animosity, acrimony, or accusation toward the members.



I wish to expresses my sincere gratitude to the Lord, and to the leadership and the membership of Hillcrest, for my time of service at Hillcrest Baptist Church. I will be leaving a people I love greatly—a people who have helped me grow in the Lord and kindly given me opportunities to serve in grace.



Contact: Deacon Sam Hodges, Chairman of Deacons, Hillcrest Baptist Church, 301-423-6288.