About Us


We want to be a people who care for, welcome, and support those around us in a way that can only be inspired by God. It's our hope that people who visit our church or interact with our people walk away feeling encouraged, refreshed, and drawn closer to God. We want every man, woman, and child in our community to have the chance to experience and respond to the Gospel in action through our church.

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Our Leadership

John McCallum

john mccallum

Interim Pastor

John accepted the role of Interim Pastor at Park Hill in February 2024. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Hot Springs from 1995 until his recent retirement. John has been married to his wife, Dayna, since 1977. They have two children and seven grandchildren. He brings a wealth of knowledge and ministry experience that will enable him to serve us well as we continue through this season of transition.

Mark Dewbre

mark dewbre

Executive Pastor

Mark came to Park Hill in May 2015 and serves as our Executive Pastor. He has been married to Christine Brinkerhoff for 30 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Morgan (husband Jacob Ellis) and Maddie -- and a new grand-daughter, Holliday. If it has to do with the buildings, operations, personnel, finances, and leadership issues, Mark is your go-to guy.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University, a Master of Arts in religious education, and a Master of Divinity, both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Garrick D. Conner

Discipleship Pastor

Garrick has served as our Discipleship Pastor since June 2009. In addition to giving oversight to our total discipleship process and programs, Garrick maintains primary responsibility for leadership development, mental health and recovery ministries, and community engagement.

Garrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Ole Miss, a Master of Arts in marriage and family counseling, a Master of Arts in Christian education, and a Doctor of Educational Ministry, all from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for more than 20 years, Garrick views the Church as a dispenser of truth and grace, as well as hope for the real-life struggles of individuals, couples, and families.

Garrick met his wife, Michelle, in seminary. They married in 1997 and have two children, Jackson, 21, and Caroline, 16 -- as well as a mixed-breed dog named Maggie, who thinks she's a person (so please don't tell her otherwise).


Jessica Russell

Children's Minister

Jessica has served as our Children's Minister since October of 2015. She considers it an honor and a joy to oversee all things for kids (birth through 5th grade), including Sunday School, M-PACT Kids (Wednesday nights), Vacation Bible School, Camp, and much more. Jessica's greatest role with children is being "mama" to twins, Cannon and Rory, and their baby brother Brennan. Life for Jessica and her husband, Danny, is always an adventure with three under 3.

Jessica felt a call to children's ministry while participating in a mission trip just after 9th grade. After high school, she attended Ouachita Baptist University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Studies.


jeremy briggs

Student Pastor

Jeremy came to serve at Park Hill in January 2024. He has been in full-time ministry for over six years and has served on staff at two SBC churches in Arkansas: Kibler Baptist church in Alma and, most recently, First Baptist Church in Little Rock.

He and his wife, Jessie, have been married for eleven years and have three children: Bailey, 9, Haven, 4, and Amos, 1.

Jeremy has a passion for student ministry and desires to see the gospel transform students' hearts, minds, and lives.

What We Believe

Park Hill Baptist Church is a cooperating Southern Baptist church with the following respected beliefs:
Full Statement of Beliefs

There is One God

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who subsist in unity, and also as three separate distinct Persons.

Jesus Christ is God's Son

He was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven and will literally return to the earth.

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Holy Word, without error, and is the sole authority for life.

The Fall of Man

Human beings are the special creations of God, made in His image. They fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and all human beings are sinners in need of salvation.


Salvation is a gift through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell.


Baptism is by immersion after salvation and is done in obedience to Jesus Christ’s command.


Each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Church

The church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus as the Head.

Core Values

Park Hill Baptist Church is a cooperating Southern Baptist church with the following respected beliefs:
  • We desire for PHBC to be more and more like Jesus.
  • We consider worship to be our number one ministry priority.
  • We want to reach as many people as possible, both locally and globally.
  • We believe that teaching and preaching God’s Word is central to discipling believers.
  • We believe in a timeless message but are open to new methodologies.
  • We want to be faithful in stewardship.
  • We want to do ministry with excellence

Contact Us

Get in touch or drop in at a service. We would love to meet you!

Service Times

Sunday Bible Study • 9:30 am
Sunday Worship • 11 am