Our staff

The staff of Skyline Baptist Church exists to help lead, shepherd, and nurture God's people to grow and flourish.

  • Dr. Rick Hedger  Interim Pastor

    Hedger was born into the family of God and called into Christian service in 1978.  Since then, he has served as senior pastor of churches in Missouri and Arkansas and in a church planting role in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri.  He holds a B.A. degree in Bible from Missouri Baptist University, and both a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • mike jewell Associate Pastor of Worship & Administration

    mike@skylinebaptist.com

    With over 20 years of ministry experience, Mike has served in various leadership roles involving music, worship, and youth related ministry positions.  Mike has been married to Tammy for 27 years, who is also active in music ministry.  In Mike's own words, "My greatest desire is to bring glory and honor to Christ in my life and in my actions."

  • carl anderson  associate pastor of student ministries

    carl@skylinebaptist.com

    Carl has worked in youth and music ministry off and on for the past ten years. He has worked with youth groups in Kansas and Missouri and has played guitar for various churches. His management and farming experience benefit him in explaining Biblical truths and acting in the administrative role of Youth Pastor. Carl has a heart to share the Message of Christ and impact lives with biblical discipleship. He is married to Taylor; they have two children, James and Janelle.

  • Kristi whiteis  financial secretary, Ministry assistant

    Kristi@skylinebaptist.com

    For over twenty years, Kristi has faithfully served Skyline as an administrative and ministry assistant.  Her willingness to serve the church sacrificially and "go the extra mile" has no doubt over the years been a benefit and asset to Skyline's mission and purpose.  Kristi is married to Jamie who also serves the church in the A/V Tech ministry. Jamie and Kristi have two grown sons; Tyler and Ethan.  

  • billy hughes  maintenance, computer tech, & housekeeping

    After having spent a number of years as a tech guru for several oil companies in Louisiana, Billy came to Branson in the mid-nineties to help run the family-owned hotel. Then after working at one of the Branson theaters, Billy was led to Skyline to serve in a much needed, multi-faceted position.  His humorous personality and love of power washers makes him a great addition to the staff.