Leadership

Church Staff

 bill250 Bill Francis, Pastor  Pastor Bill was born here, raised here and having spent only a few years away for college, still lives here in Martinez, CA.  Like Associate Pastor Scott, Bill graduated from Alhambra High School in 1983.  He went on to attend Johnson Bible College (Knoxville, TN) where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Bible (emphasis in Youth Ministry and Christian Education).  He loves all kinds of sports and with a background in construction, can often be found listening to an A’s game while building or fixing something.  He, his wife Sharon (a teacher at Martinez Junior High School) and their three sons are all very active in the community around Martinez.  With a great love for this community, Bill wants people to understand that God – their Creator – loves them deeply.

Email Pastor Bill: Bill@MorelloHills.com

Scott Williams, Associate Pastor  Pastor Scott, his wife Kathy and their two children began attending Morello Hills in 2001.  After 4 years as active members and volunteers for many ministries, Pastor Scott was hired on as our Children’s and Youth Director.  In early 2007, as our church continued to grow, God called Scott to help lead our congregation as Associate and Youth Pastor.  Then in 2011, Pastor Scott handed over the reins of Youth Pastor to Mark Whitwill.  Since that time, God has led him in a passion to oversee our Young Adult and Children’s Ministries while continuing his role as Associate Pastor.  He and his family, have been an instrumental part of the spiritual and physical growth of our church family.

Email Pastor Scott: Scott@MorelloHills.com

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 Mark Mark Whitwill, Youth Pastor  Mark was hired on at MHCC in June 2011.  He first discovered God’s call to work with kids while living in his hometown of Coalinga (a.k.a. Smelly Cow Town) when he was 19.  Since he was not particularly fond of cows—unless they were well cooked—he left Coalinga in 2006 to attend Patten University, where he graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Youth Ministry and a minor in Biblical Studies.  One short year later in 2009, he married his lovely bride, Jackie, and has been happily married ever since—largely thanks to the advice from his father and father-in-law to remember the words “yes, dear.”  Jackie currently is a teacher for a mild/moderate special education high school in Oakland, and shares Mark’s passion to work with kids.  Mark is thoroughly fascinated with the study of martial arts, and currently holds a second degree brown belt in Shaolin Kempo.  He also trains in Muay Thai kickboxing and several different weapon forms of Choy Li Fut kung fu.  He also loves casual reading, hanging out with students and above all, spending time with his wife and their “furry child”, a rambunctious kitty named Ninja.

Email Mark: Mark@MorelloHills.com

Angie Campbell, Church & Preschool Administrator  Angie began attending Morello Hills with her husband Charles (Praise Band drummer, Board Member, and Comcast Installer) and their two sons in May of 1998.  She has served in Women’s Ministry since her arrival here, spent 6 years as our Vacation Bible School Director, and has been an active member and volunteer for many other ministries and events at Morello.  In 2006 she became an official Morello Hills staff member as our Children’s Ministries Director.  Then in June of 2008, God opened the doors for her role as Church & Preschool Administrator.  She has been serving our church family in this capacity since then.  These experiences, in addition to her job as a hairdresser and volunteer for her sons’ schools, have all afforded her many opportunities to serve the great people of Martinez both physically and spiritually.  Her faith in God and love for our church family and the Martinez community press her on to spread God’s messages of abundant love, full forgiveness, true acceptance and eternal life… all of which are available to everyone, thanks to God’s undeserved grace, through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Email Angie: Angie@MorelloHills.com

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Board of Deacons

Pastor
Bill Francisbill circle
Associate Pastor
Scott WilliamsScott
Charles CampbellCharles Chuck GriffinChuck
 Jim EdwardsJim Jon SylviaJon Sylvia Kelley TimbrellKelly  Mark WhitwillMark
Mike MoranMike Moran Nathan LauNathon  Ralph BellRalph Bell

 

Preschool Director

MaryMary McRae, Preschool Director  Mary has been a Martinez resident since the late spring of 1964 when as a child, she and her family moved here from Kansas.  They immediately began attending Morello Hills Christian Church, then named Central Church of Christ, where both of her parents actively served in many areas of church life.  Their example of loving God and their service to His people were a huge blessing to Mary and laid the foundation for the relationship she continues to have with Jesus and all of God’s people.  Mary and her husband James McRae (was a Board Member and active servant at Morello Hills until his passing in November of 2013) have reared their three (now adult) children, and welcomed a son-in-law and their two grandchildren.  Mary is extremely humbled and grateful to God for all He has done in their life together.  She loves being able to share with others what they have learned through the years about God’s unending grace.

Mary began teaching at Morello Hills Christian Preschool in 1997 and was hired on as our Preschool Director in 2000.  Her passion for her job and love for our preschoolers will not go unnoticed when in her presence.  You can often find Mary hugging a child… or two… or five, whom she will undoubtedly have given their very own ‘pet name’.  Mary, along with her remarkable team of teachers have created an amazing, God filled preschool community that is a blessing to all who enter here.

Email Mary: Mary@MorelloHills.com