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Bro. Josh Hildebrand- Lead Pastor

Josh Hildebrand serves as the lead pastor for Mercy Ridge Community Church.  Josh has served as senior pastor for close to 10 years at two different KBC churches.  He has also served churches in youth, college, and music ministries in the past.  Josh felt the call to plant Mercy Ridge Community Church after learning that there were several gifted, passionate, Kingdom focused people in Grant County who were looking for a contemporary, Christ-centered, Southern Baptist church.  After much prayer and consultation with family, friends, and fellow pastors, Josh accepted this call and began the journey of church planting.  Josh received a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies from Ouachita Baptist University and a M. Div degree in Pastoral Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Josh has been married to his wife Kristen for 5 years and they have two daughters, Laila (5) and Julia (3).