Craig Yates

Senior Pastor

               


Craig came to Hillcrest in July of 2010. He and his wife Kelly have two children, Seth and Shaenyn. Craig has been in ministry since 1989 and served in churches in Lufkin, Midland and Wimberley. He loves spending time with his family, watching and talking about sports, and reading. 

He graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master's of Divinity.

Craig loves to preach and teach in a way that makes the Bible come alive for people.  "When we begin to see this book as a letter that was written specifically to each one of us, it is a game changer.  The stories, history, advice, and prophecies of this incredible message are more than just words on pages!  They have the potential to change lives!  They have changed and continue to change mine."