Our Team


Rick Hinkle - Pastor

It is a privilege to be pastor to this community and church.  The Lord has put before us a great opportunity to carry out his Ministry to those he puts in our path.  It is exciting to see our friends grow in Christ, love one another and minister to those around us.


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


Cody Wheeler - Student Pastor

Hello my name is Cody Wheeler, oh my goodness the titanic is about to hit me, just kidding, but on a serious note I am thrilled to join the staff at Hughes Memorial Baptist Church as the new student pastor. I am originally from Seoul, South Korea and have lived in the United States since I was 6 months old. I spent lot of my life out of church but when it was about time to graduate from high school the Lord got my attention and I came to to know the Lord when I was 18 years old it was on May 15, 2004 when I was 21 years old God called me into ministry. I used to be a AWANA worker and served as Youth and Children Pastor at Galilee Baptist and served as a Student Pastor at Westlawn Baptist. My wife and I have been married for 1 year now and we had the greatest blessing ever having two twin boys Samuel and Noah. We are so happy to to join Hughes Memorial and would love to get to know everyone and celebrate the Lord blessing and good work at Hughes Memorial.