Under the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, the pastor-elders are accountable for spiritual, ministry, and financial health of Southgate Baptist Church. Men are selected based on the qualifications set forth in the New Testament. This board is made up of five full-time staff pastor-elders and seven lay pastor-elders. Visit the Contact Us page to view all of our staff.

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Staff Pastor-elders

Bobby Hile Jason Carrier Brian Solomon Jason Naill 

(from left to right, top to bottom) Bobby Hile Senior Pastor, Jason Carrier, Brian Solomon, Jason Naill, Pat Cook 

Lay pastor-elders


(from left to right, top to bottom) Chairman Dan Cecil, Drake Dingeman, Joe Gummel, Evan Hellwig, Dave Hoskins, John McGillivray, Tom Wolverton


Following the New Testament’s instructions, deacons have been appointed to serve the body of Christ at Southgate. 

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(from left to right, top to bottom) Scott Aker, Mark Alexander, Steve Coffman, Scott Crosby, Paul Daulton, Adam Edgeworth, Alan GeistJohn Haughey, Nelson Henning, Chairman Scott Howell, Joe Ivancic, Nate Keib, Howard May, Devon McCartyCaleb Mounts, Earl Robinson, Kevin Schleinitz, Jordan Shumaker, Ron Sizemore, Roger Storer