elders & staff

HFC is served by a team of ministerial staff and overseen by a plurality of elders who have been called by God and charged to shepherd the flock with loving and authoritative leadership.

  • Eric REaves

    Elder & Staff Pastor

    Eric is married to Angie and has two sons, Matthew and Mason. He is a graduate of Albertville High School (1985), Jacksonville State University (1992), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1998, 2016). Eric has served HFC for over 20 years.


  • Jeff Molock


    Jeff is married to Melissa and has a daughter, Mattison, and a son, Elijah. He is a graduate of Auburn University, and he works as the manager of Etowah Builders Supply in Gadsden. Jeff is deeply involved in the life of the body at HFC.


  • hunter carnes


    Hunter is married to Kelli and has two daughters, Courtney and Casey. He works at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama. Hunter faithfully leads our Psalm 23 ministry and envisions helping people overcome addictions with the truth of the gospel.


  • Brian Haskins


    Brian is married to Rachael and has two sons, Knox and Carson, and a daughter, Elsie. He works as a physical therapist. Brian has a sincere love for people.


  • Dustin Swinford


    Dustin is married to Robyn and has two daughters, Kylie and Lauryn. He is a graduate of Jacksonville State University, and he works in the field of communications technology. Dustin has faithfully served HFC for many years.


  • Tracie keenan

    Children's Minister

    Tracie is married to Chuck and has three sons, Parker, Jonah, and Ben. She oversees our ministries to kids in preschool through 5th grade. Tracie has a heart for missions and leads our kids to understand the importance of missional living.


  • Jon Gilliland

    Student Pastor

    Jon is married to Amanda and has a daughter, Eloise, and a son, Riley. He is a graduate of Etowah High School (2002), Samford University (2006), and Beeson Divinity School (2009). Jon oversees our ministry to students in 6th through 12th grades.


  • Mary Whorton

    Children's Ministry Coordinator & Staff Ministry Coordinator

    Mary is married to Cam. She is a talented administrator and loves to equip HFC for ministry. Mary faithfully leads our GriefShare ministry and cares deeply for hurting people.


  • Kelli Carnes

    Office Manager & Financial Secretary

    Kelli is married to Hunter and has two daughters, Courtney and Casey. She expresses a deep concern for the spiritual health of HFC and assists her husband in leading our Psalm 23 ministry.


need to meet with a pastor?

Our ministerial staff is available 24/7 to help individuals apply gospel-centered answers to a wide range of personal and relational challenges. We are not licensed counselors, but we can direct you toward professional counseling opportunities as your situation requires. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Pastor Eric, the elder body, or any of our ministerial staff, please feel free to reach out.