Rev. Joel S. Hawthorne has served the Lord at Montgomery Hills since July of 1998 as Senior Pastor, and also served as Associate Pastor from 1985-1992. Rev. Hawthorne is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He served the First Baptist Church of Glens Falls, NY and the Briggs Memorial Baptist Church in Bethesda, MD before coming to Montgomery Hills. He is married to Terri, and has two grown sons, Geoffrey and Nathan. Rev. Hawthorne’s passion is that everyone in the church discover and use their God-given gifts in ministry!