Eastern Hills Church Staff

Bill Connors

Senior Pastor

Pastor Bill and Melanie Connors

 

 
I was originally called by EHBC to serve in a part-time capacity with the student ministry in September of 1999, and then called into full-time student ministry in May, 2001, where I served until called by EHBC to serve as the Senior Pastor in January, 2018.  My wife, Melanie, and I have been married since 1991, and we have two wonderful daughters.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University, and received my Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in May, 2017.  I have a passion for teaching Scripture, and helping people understand how what we learn in its pages applies to our lives today.  

 

My favorite singular verse of Scripture is Romans 6:11:

“In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God through Christ Jesus.”

If we are in Christ, we died to sin.  But just as Christ rose from the grave in victory and ascended to God, so we have been raised from the death of our sinful natures and have been made right with God through Christ.  This verse has always helped me to remember my position with God, and how I got there.

Email: bill@ehbc.org

Joe Vivian

Associate Pastor of Children and Families

Pastor Joe and Kerry Vivian

 
I heeded the Lord’s calling towards Children’s Ministry in 1998. In December of 2007, I once again listened to the Lord and become the Children’s Pastor at EHBC. I am blessed that I married my bride in June of 1990, Kerry and I have 2 adult daughters: Baylee and Samantha. Samantha is married to Ryne Swann and they have blessed us with two beautiful granddaughters, Piper and Raelynne.  Kerry and I also have a Marriage Ministry-Pursuit of Marriage.  You can learn more about this ministry by clicking here
My life verse is John 3:21

“But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

Know this, I am blessed and humbled to shepherd the largest mission field in the world. I have been called to shepherd His children and their families.

Email: joe@ehbc.org

Trevor Clark

Associate Pastor of Youth and Families

 

Pastor Trevor and Amanda Clark

Hi! My name is Trevor Clark and my wife Amanda is my partner in life and ministry. We’ve been married for five years. On June 30 2018 we received into our family a precious daughter named Amelia Joy! Just one week before Amelia was born God called my family to worship and serve at Eastern Hills! I am excited to be the Youth Pastor here: youth are fun and smart and full of potential with tons of decisions to make. Amanda and I are passionate about missions and discipleship. Right now I am halfway through a PhD program at Gateway Seminary studying the Apostle Paul and his letter to the Romans. One of my life verses is Psalm 119:11 –
 
“Your word I have hidden in my heart so that I may not sin against you.”
 
 

Wayne Pittman

Associate Pastor of Music and Worship

Pastor Wayne and Joy Pittman

 

I have served as Worship Pastor for Eastern Hills since 2004. This is my second time to lead the worship ministry of this great church. My first was back in the mid-1990’s while I was a full-time funeral director working for French Mortuary. At that time, I was the only “ministerial staff” working with the church. This was prior to Pastor Larry. My experience as a Music Minister goes back about 30 years.

Serving churches in Oklahoma, singing in a gospel quartet, or as a soloist with a symphony orchestra, a nightclub entertainer, a paid soloist in church choirs, or as a lead role in Broadway musicals, all were used to bring glory to my Lord. I was blessed 34 years ago to marry the joy of my life, Joy. We have one son, Adam, who is 25. I have some “formal” music education from Phillips University in Oklahoma and, Jr. College in Washington State. Most of what I know is what God has given me. My heart’s desire from childhood was to lead music in church.

One of my favorite scripture verses is Psalms 37:4: “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” God has always been so faithful to me, through near fatal car accidents, to times in my life when I felt there was no one who cared, God has brought me through. That is why of all the hymns we sing my favorite is, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” because He has been so faithful to me!
 

Larry Miller

Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Larry and Camille Miller

 
 
 
Pastor Miller entered full time ministry in 1974 as the Associate Pastor of Jackson Avenue Baptist Church in Lovington, NM. He also served as Associate Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Borger, Texas before entering Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his Masters of Divinity in 1980. Pastor Miller has served three churches as Senior Pastor: Central Baptist of Crandall, Texas for three years, First Baptist of Gruver, Texas for 16 years, and Eastern Hills Baptist in Albuquerque, NM since December, 1995. His new role as Pastor Emeritus started in January, 2018. “God has given me a genuine love for His bride, the Church.”
 
Pastor Miller and his wife, Camille, were married in 1966. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren. Camille, possesses a Masters in Education Administration, and serves as Administrator of the Eastern Hills Christian Academy. “God has called both my wife and me to this ministry.”
 

Pastor Miller also formerly served as a Bible class professor for Wayland Baptist University at Kirtland Air Force Base and served as the New Mexico Trustee for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also served for nine years as a volunteer Chaplain for the Albuquerque Police Department. “My love for the Word of God excites me and drives me to be Biblical in all ministry. I invite you to worship Christ with us whenever you can.”

Email: larry@ehbc.org

Randi Davis

Children’s & Nursery Director

Randi and Jake Davis

 

I started in children’s ministry in 2012, then in 2014 the Lord led my family and me to EHBC, to serve as Children’s/Nursery Director.
 
My husband, Jake, and I got married in January, 2011. We were quickly blessed with our fantastic twin boys, Mason and Owen, who were born in December 2011; and our sweet girl, Lydia, joined our family in August, 2014. We are honored and blessed to serve the Lord and His church as a family!
 
“To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Philippians 4:20
 

Shanna Hale

Church Secretary/Accounts Receivable 

Shanna and Jeff Hale

 
I started working as secretary of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in 1992, but it has been like being at home, I have been a member since I was 14 years old. I love working with the college and career group, co-drama teacher and playing with puppets. My husband Jeff owns his own Automotive Restoration shop and has a collection of classic cars. I have two daughters – Jaci who is now married to our first ever son-in-law, Brian Terrell. Both Jaci and Brian are high school teachers here in Albuquerque and they had our very first granddaughter Audrey Kathleen. Jessi graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Advertising Journalism and is now working for Microsoft and has our second granddaughter Delilah Kailyn. I love my family and I’m so proud of each of them.
 

Rebecca Crisler

Church Receptionist/Accounts Payable

 

Rebecca and Chuck Crisler

 
 
 
The Lord led our family to become members of the EHBC church body in 2014, and I joined the EHBC staff in January 2016. My husband, Chuck, and I were married in 1992 and traveled the world with the Air Force until Chuck’s retirement in 2010.  We have two really terrific kids: Sarah (1994) and Will (1999). In addition to working for the church, I have returned to school and am close to finishing my BA in Accounting. I absolutely love the EHBC staff and congregation and am so thankful to have the opportunity to serve you all! Our family is so thankful to be able to call Albuquerque home!
 
 Psalms 27:14: “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.”