Pastors & Staff

John Dickey


My wife Georgann and I have been members of Hillcrest since 1986 and I came on staff in September of 1996. I became Senior Pastor in March of 2004. We have 7 children (4 sons and 3 daughters).

I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a masters in Counseling, and was a public school principal before coming on church staff. I finished my Masters of Divinity from Louisiana Baptist University in May of 2013.

My prayer for those who come to Hillcrest is they will experience God and come to know Him personally through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  I also desire to let others know that God is able to transform their life no matter what they have been through, and that Jesus will be able to bring healing and hope to all who call on him.  I also pray that those who become a part of this fellowship will discover their God given gifts and allow God to use them in a way they can bring glory and honor to Him.

Ben Mitchell

Worship and Youth Pastor

Pastor Ben joined the staff of Hillcrest in March of 2018.
A native of Bentonville, AR. Ben has served in various ministry capacities in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as an international missionary with Adventures in Missions.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music (2008) from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK, and his Master of Music (2011) and Master of Divinity (2017) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.
Ben met and married his wife, Kari, while in college at OBU, and in February of 2018, adopted two extraordinary brothers, Gabriel (15) and Emmanuel (9).

Ben loves leading God’s people in worship through music, as well as building relationships with teenagers, helping them find their identity in Christ, and then watching them have a Kingdom impact on those around them. Although avid Razorback and Sooner fans, Ben and his family are excited to call Stillwater home and love living here with their dog, Beckham, and three cats, Mira, Mouse, and Shadow.

Tyson Brown

Children's Pastor

Tyson and his wife Savanah began at Hillcrest in 2019.  He has a desire that every child comes into a personal relationship with Jesus

Kari Mitchell

Financial Administrator

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Ann Abele