Meet the Pastor

Our pastor, Dr. Drew Hill, was called as the sixth pastor of Memorial Baptist Church on April 15, 2012. Drew has a Doctor of Ministry and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and also attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel where he studied Old Testament Archaeology. He has served as visiting professor at Kiev Theological Seminary in the Ukraine and led various trips to Greece, Egypt, Turkey, and Israel. Drew served as adjunct professor in Pastoral Care at William Jewell College and has over 25 years of experience as a Senior Pastor having served at FBC Sedalia, MO for 14 years.

Born in Maryville, MO on January 11, 1960, Drew is the eighth child of a Baptist Pastor. He came to faith in Christ at the age of 9; was called to ministry at the age of 16; and was ordained at the church where his father served as pastor in 1980. He and his wife, Suzanne, have been married for 30 years and have three children Sam, Jake and their youngest, Rebecca, who just started college this year. Drew enjoys basketball, golf, running, coaching, chess, playing guitar, and American history.

He has always been very involved in his community and is committed to reaching those who may not know Christ by being an active member of the community and finding ways to help the church show Christ’s love by connecting with the community and meeting community needs.

A Message from Drew:

I find real joy and fulfillment in serving as a senior pastor. God has worked in my life and ministry to help churches clarify their purpose and engage wholeheartedly in their unique mission in the work of the Kingdom. These are exciting 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 It provides a good window into his life and ministry.

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