Meet the Pastor

Our pastor, Dr. Drew Hill, was called as the sixth pastor of Memorial Baptist Church on April 15, 2012. Drew holds a Doctor of Ministry and a Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and also studied Old Testament archaeology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Drew has taught at two Baptist seminaries in Ukraine and has been involved in mission work in Canada, South Africa, Belarus, and India. Additionally, he has led various Bible study field trips to Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, and Israel. Before coming to Memorial, Drew served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Sedalia, Missouri for fourteen years.

Born in Maryville, Missouri on January 11, 1960, Drew is the eighth child of a Baptist pastor. He came to faith in Christ at the age of nine and was called to ministry when he was sixteen. Drew was ordained at the church where his father served as pastor in 1980. He and his wife, Suzanne, have been married for 34 years and have three grown children - Sam, Jake and Rebecca. Drew enjoys basketball, golf, chess, photography, playing guitar, and American history. He loves being a tour guide for friends and family who visit the DC area.

A Message from Drew:

I find real joy and fulfillment in serving as a pastor. It is exciting to see the people of God clarify their purpose and engage wholeheartedly in their unique mission in the work of the Kingdom. These are challenging days for the Church, days of great transition and remarkable opportunity. I have great confidence in the Spirit of God’s miraculous ability to unify, to empower, and to lead the local church to find and fulfill its mission.

Read more from Drew on his blog at, a good window into his life and ministry.

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