Meet our staff
Senior Pastor email@example.com
James Lewis has served as Senior Pastor for the DeSoto Hills Family since 1998. He and is wife, Kathy, have two grown children. Their son, Marc, teaches at Horn Lake High School and also serves as a part-time staff member at DHBC. Their daughter, Jami, is a pediatrician with Memphis Children’s Clinic. These days the Lewis’ are experiencing the blessings of being grandparents. James is a native of east Tennessee.
Associate Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Stegall joined the staff as the Minister of Discipleship in November of 2007. In 2018, he became Associate Pastor. He and his wife, Amber, were married in July 2002. They have two sons and three daughter. Grant is a native of Pontotoc County, MS.
Minister of Music email@example.com
Mark has served as Minister of Music for this family since 2001. His wife Celeste teaches in the Southaven Intermediate School. They have two children, Lyle and Calland, who live in Houston, TX. Mark enjoys spending his free time on the farm working with his cows. He is also a native of the Mississippi Delta. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Minister of Students DavidBurgess@desotohillsbaptist.com
David Burgess joined the DeSoto Hills staff in 2016 as the Minister to Students. David and his wife Hannah met while in college but became friends while working together at Lifeway Christian Store years later. They were married in 2015 and now they work together to reach students for Christ! They have two children, Milo and Leo. They currently reside in Olive Branch, MS.
Minister of Children firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura joined the staff at DeSoto Hills Baptist Church in June 2010. Her dream for the children’s ministry is that it “should be founded on the teaching of God’s Word while impacting children and their families with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Laura and her husband Brandon live in Southaven and have two children, Addisyn and Nolan. When Laura isn’t hanging out with the kids at church, she enjoys spending time with her family at the zoo, at the park, or just about anywhere!
Preschool Director email@example.com
Bonnie has been serving on staff at DHBC as Preschool Director since 2012. She taught for a brief time in private schools and then retired from DeSoto County Schools after teaching Kindergarten for 26 years. She is able to use her love for children and her education background to help teach preschoolers about God. Bonnie and her husband, Randy, have been married for 47 years. They have two daughters. Kay is married to Chuck Davis. Maurie and her husband, Brian Wright, have two sons, Jackson and Cooper.
Music Associate firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer has played keyboard for the DeSoto Hills family since 1994 and now also serves as music associate. She teaches private piano lessons and also plays for Desoto Family Theatre and other area productions. She is married to Lee and has two sons, Jason and Caleb.
Ministry Assistant email@example.com
Marc works full time as a teacher at Horn Lake High School but has also worked as a part time staff member at Desoto Hills since 2004. Marc is an assistant with the Student Ministries, maintains much of the church’s technology and leads the Wednesday night services for the youth as well as our Sunday Evening worship services in the attic. He and his wife Jennifer live in Southaven with their daughters Riley and Keelyn.