Our Team


Rick Hinkle Pastor

Hughes Memorial Baptist Church Calls Rickey Hinkle as Pastor.

Following morning worship, Hughes M. B.C. went into special business meeting, for the purpose of calling a pastor. Upon the recommendation of the Pastor Search Committee, the Church voted to call Rev. Rickey Hinkle as Pastor.

Brother Rick has served Hughes as Minister of Education and Associate Pastor for the past two years and in January added to his duties interim pastor. He recently retired from the technical support of Samford University. Brother Rick grew up in Gardendale, AL, where he attended Gardendale High School. He is also a graduate of Samford of University.

Rick and Karen have been married for forty-six years and have raised two wonderful children, Julie and Jeremy. They presently live in Pinson, AL.

We welcome Pastor Rick and Karen into this new role in the life of our church. We assure them of our prayers and support, as together we witness to our community. To God Be the Glory!


Karen Hayes - Children's Director


I am looking foward to establishing the firm foundation of Christ Jesus in our children at Hughes Memorial. I have a heart for teaching children.  Come see us and join our warm Christian family at Hughes Memorial!





Darrell Higginbotham (Minister of Music)

Music can shout “Alleluias”, offer praises and give thanks to our God.  Music can recite Psalms and scriptures, tell stories of Jesus, and comfort the troubled heart.  Music has no walls. It can share the Good News of Jesus everywhere at any time.

That is why I choose music as my way of ministering. I invite you to join me on this adventure at Hughes, where music is one of many ways we express our love to God

Brother Darrell