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Chris Hicks

Hi, I’m Chris and I’m the Lead Pastor at Belvidere Heights Baptist Church. I’m primarily responsible for the overall leadership of the church and for the teaching on Sunday. I seek to teach the Scriptures and equip people to reach their God given potential.


My wife Cheryl and I came to Belvidere in February 2010. We married right out of high school in North Little Rock, Ark. We have two daughters, Crystal and Cheri who are both married. We have two great son-in-laws, Zack and Lucas, and God has blessed us thus far with five grandchildren, Alaina, Alyvia, Alex, Levi, and Caris.
My love for the Belvidere Heights community and greater area began when I visited the area to look around after being contacted about the church. What great potential lies within the people in this area.

BIRTHDAY: August 5

EDUCATION: B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Williams Baptist College; Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


  • Places – I enjoy going to Florida and the white sand beaches, going on mission trips anywhere, and being anyplace with my family.
  • Books/Audio – Anything on Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, or good commentaries on passages of Scripture. I like to listen to preachers on Bott Radio. 
  • TV/Movies – I watch Hallmark, HGTV, The Good Doctor, and enjoy action, war, and spy movies.
  • Music - I listen to a lot of contemporary Christian music, as well as some classic rock.
  • Sports Team – I love all kinds of sports. My favorites are the Arkansas Razorbacks, Kansas City Royals, and Kansas City Chiefs!
  • Hobbies – Golf, Hunting, Travel
  • Life Verse – My life verse is the first verse my mother taught me as a child. Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 This verse has carried me through my life and inspires me to share this truth with others.
  • Enjoy most about ministry – I enjoy seeing people find purpose and meaning in their life through a growing relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

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Missions Pastor

Gary Jones

Hi, I’m Gary the Missions Pastor at Belvidere Heights Baptist Church. I lead the Outreach and Mission ministries of the church. You can join me in mentoring, tutoring, hosting BBQ’s, block parties, going on mission trips, and other special community events.

My wife Gayla are new to Belvidere as of April 2018, having served for 12 years at The U Church as pastor. We have 7 children and 15 grandchildren who live in Texas, Louisiana, and Missouri. We love the Lord and his people. I’m excited to serve God’s people and this community enhancing the lives of others, while giving glory to God.

October 15th, is my birthday.

I have a MTS in Missions from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Eastern University.

I like to travel on cruses for vacation and for mission trips.

I read business, marketing, leadership, futuristic, and political books.

I like mysteries, dramas, and action pack movies

My life scripture is Proverbs 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that wins souls is wise.”


Recovery Pastor

John Manning

Pastor John Manning leads the Christ Centered Recovery (CCR) ministry through Belvidere Heights. Pastor John and Mrs. Angela Manning are active in serving our Lord and helping people find restoration and fulfillment in life through the recovery Christ brings. 

Assistant Pastor

Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson joined the Belvidere Heights family April 1, 2018. Pastor Stephen is an Assistant Pastor with duties assisting the Youth Pastor in Youth Ministry, helping with Worship on Sunday, and assisting the other Pastors as needed.