Staff & More

Dogwood Hills is a pastor-led congregational body where the pastor leads but where each member has a voice.

Senior Pastor Kevin Willmott

Since May of 2000, Kevin has been the pastor of Dogwood Hills Baptist Church where he and his late wife Shelia have served this community of believers faithfully. God blessed the two of them with two children: Dustin, who serves as our worship leader, and Brittany. They are both grown now and raising Kevin and Shelia's six grandkids in the Palestine area. Kevin graduated from Palestine High School and has lived in the Palestine community since his youth, so he knows the people and community well. He used to be a full-time farmer but now only does so on the side, but that means that he knows a thing or two about planting, watering, and harvesting which is what he does in a spiritual way in the field of Dogwood Hills.

In the fall of 2018, Kevin was blessed by the Lord to meet Robin Kelley, and in May of 2020, they were married. Robin is an RN here in Palestine and plays bass and flute with the worship team. They look forward to serving the Lord together for many years to come!

  • Lance King

    Associate Pastor (students)

  • Matt Hodges

    Associate Pastor (Discipleship, Missions, & Technology)

  • Dustin & Jennifer Willmott

    Worship Leader & Children's Ministry Director

  • Stephanie Ivins

    Administrative Assistant

  • Missy Handorf

    Financial Secretary

  • Deacons

    Front (L to R): Kenneth Dickson, Ernie Ivins, Jerry Don Kelley, and Carl Ivins

    Back (L to R): David Hardin, Ray Larson, Mike Akin, and Josh Hinshaw

    Not Pictured: Dennis Blevins, Ernest Crawford, Rusty Jones

  • Worship Ministry Team

    Front (L to R):

    Susan Pace (vocals)

    Chelsea Jones (vocals)

    Robin Willmott (bass/flute)

    Laura Vaughn (piano)

    Back (L to R):

    Josh Hinshaw (lead guitar)

    Bumper Clayton (drums)

    Dustin Willmott (worship leader, guitar, vocals)

    Caleb Hodges (keyboard)

    Not Pictured: Walter Dunavant, McKenzie King, Leah Seydel