Our Team

We are called to serve for His glory

Pastor James Walker - Lake Hills Church

Lead Pastor – Dr. James Walker

Pastor James Walker grew up as the son of a Southern Baptist pastor. The church has always been an important and influential part of his life. Happily married to Debbie Hilbish Walker, he has four adult children: Amy, Ian, Jamie, and Emma. He is a graduate of both Palm Beach Atlantic University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor James has served on staff at Northway Baptist Church in Dallas, TX and Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. He was the Senior Pastor of Azalea City Baptist in Valdosta, Ga, Biltmore Baptist Church in Asheville, NC, and First Baptist Church Alpharetta, GA before coming here. He has been Lead Pastor of Lake Hills and led our team since 2012.

Pastor James’ passion is the life, growth, and health of the local church. He believes that every local church should strive to have a significant impact for the Kingdom, beginning in the local community and reaching to the world.

Campus Staff

Ministerial Staff

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Lee O’Briant

Pastor of Discipleship

Jeff Henry

Pastor of Reaching and Ministry

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Michael West

Pastor of Worship and Arts

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Ian Walker

Minister to Young Professionals

Daniel Hodum

Student Pastor

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Heidi Wiggins

Director of Children’s Ministries

Administration and Operations

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Lori Fochesato

Director of Operations and Human Resources

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Kelli Fink

Finance Manager

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Kristie Calhoun

Communication Manager

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Bill Schumacher

Facilities Manager

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Brian Evsich

Facilities Associate

Ellie Buzyan

Administrative Assistant

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