Our Mission

To give Hope, create Community & bring Purpose to a world that is in desperate need of Christ’s Salvation.

Our Purpose

To make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.

Our Vision

Be recognized as a pivotal point in the community where people want to be.


                                                                Rev. Justin L. Williams – Pastor

                                                      Stephanie L. Serrett – Administrative Assistant 

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Matt-Little-1-e1594042410813-1200x1118.jpg                                                                      Matt Little – Director of Music Ministries

                                                                        Lyonie Sturtevant – Custodian

                                                                  Donna Guevara – Nursery Attendant

Lay Leadership

Abby Glasgow – Lay Leader


The History of Hillcrest


A group of eleven people interested in organizing a church on the southern edge of Fredericksburg met with the Rev. R. G. Pullen, pastor of the Bowling Green Charge, on June 10, 1945. The meeting took place in the abandoned “Rainbow” dance hall. But when this group gathered at the Rainbow Dance Hall, it wasn’t to dance; it was to worship God! 

Hillcrest Methodist Church was chartered July 14, 1945 by Dr. B. M. Persinger, Superintendent of the Richmond District.  The District Board of Missions rented the old Rainbow building for $50 per month.  The building (no longer standing) was located near what is now the 1900 block of Lafayette Boulevard.


That summer, lots were purchased at 2208 Lafayette Boulevard and the Ruther Glen Chapel building was purchased for $500 and moved to the site. A pump organ was also purchased from Ruther Glen Chapel, along with pulpit furniture. Fifty Methodist Hymnals were donated by Ginter Park Methodist in Richmond.  On July 25-31, 1945, Hillcrest held its first Vacation Bible School!


In a ground breaking ceremony on September 23, 1945, Franklin Dew Pitts , the 10 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. G. Frank Pitts broke the ground. As grounds work and renovation began on the chapel, Hillcrest was added to the Bowling Green Charge of  Rev. R. G. Pullen.   In October, the Annual Conference appointed the Rev. Forrest Mead to the Bowling Green Charge. Under his direction David Chamberlaine, a student pastor from Randolph Macon College, preached each Sunday morning and visited among the congregation in the afternoon.

On May 19, 1946, the first service was held in the Hillcrest Church building, although the interior was not yet completed. Four new members joined at this time. By the end of the year, total membership was 29!