We believe that advancing God’s Kingdom comes through the ancient way of faithful preaching and contextualizing the unchanging gospel within a changing culture. Hillside teaches faith in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, as the only way to eternal life.

Our Leadership Team


Tim & Shari Oates | Senior Pastor + Founder

Pastor Tim is the lead pastor of Hillside Church. He holds a degree from Capital Bible College. Tim was most recently Associate Pastor at Church of Jesus Christ Spirit Filled in Reno Nevada. Pastor Tim and Shari have been in ministry for over 30 years.






James & Justine Oates | Associate Pastor + Creative Director + Youth Director

James gained 5 years Ministry experience as a Worship Pastor, youth pastor and social media manager during his time in South Dakota. His wife, Justine, leads the First Impressions teams and serves on Sundays. James and his Wife Justine are parents to two children, Maverick and Bella. 




Jeremiah & Noel Oates | Hillside Kids Pastors

Pastor Jeremiah and Noel Oates are the Youth Pastors for Hillside Kids. As a married couple they’ve had experience Pastoring and leading a youth group in the Sacramento area. Jeremiah studied Theology at the University of Sioux Falls. Noel and Jeremiah are loving Parents of two beautiful dogs.



David & Alexa Oates | Worship Pastor

David has 10 years of worship experience. He is passionate about leading and growing musicians to pursue a heart of worship on Sunday but also, in the way they live out their lives. Alexa Oates spent 2 years as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Embrace Church (SD) where she was responsible for programming and teams at one of the church’s five campuses. 

“We exist to fulfill the command of Jesus Christ to become disciples who make disciples. We disciple people through the teaching of the Word of God, prayer, and praise and worship.”


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