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 and Families 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 and now another grand-baby on the way!   
Kerry and I also lead 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, Amanda, and Amelia Joy Clark

 
Hi, my name is Trevor Clark, and I am privileged to serve students at Eastern Hills Baptist Church. When I was 15, the message of God’s forgiveness changed my life. I traded an empty pursuit of pride and pleasure for the peace and purpose that are found in Christ. Now I get to help others along the same path.
 
My vision for our group is to glorify God by creating a culture that loves His truth and truly loves others. I want to give you the opportunity to connect with people and to get your questions answered, to help you prioritize your walk with God and receive some intentional individual investment.
 
Please join us for some of the events listed on the student page. Bring a friend. Find out more. We’re excited to meet you!
 

Recently I have been very encouraged by Galatians 6:9, “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.”

Wayne Pittman

Associate Pastor of Music and Worship

Pastor Wayne and Joy Pittman

 
I’ve been blessed to serve 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 90’s while working full time as a funeral director here in Albuquerque. This was prior to Pastor Emeritus Larry Miller being called to lead Eastern Hills in 1995.
I have a varied background in music, and have served churches in Washington, Oklahoma & currently New Mexico. I do have some formal music education from Phillips University in Oklahoma as well as Jr. College in Washington. But, most of what I know is what God has given me. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” My heart’s desire from childhood was always to lead worship in church.
My wife, Joy, and I have been married since 1975.  She truly is the “JOY” of my life! We have one son, Adam, who lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. My life verse is Lamentations 3:21-23 “Yet I call this to mind, and therefore I have hope; it is because of the Lord’s faithful love that we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; Great is His Faithfulness!”
 

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

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

 

Chuck and Rebecca 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 in Tucson, Arizona (my hometown) 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 returned to school and recently graduated with my BS 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.”