Senior Pastor, Sam Hinkson
Sam joined Gilead in May of 2008. Sam grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas with his parents and two younger brothers. He graduated from high school in 1991 and went to Vanderbilt University on a Naval ROTC scholarship. It was there that he met his future wife, Heather. Sam and Heather graduated from college in 1995 and were married immediately afterward. Sam was subsequently commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps and went on to serve in Virginia, California, and Japan until the end of 2004. During his career in the Marine Corps, Sam served in operations in several countries including Afghanistan. Sam resigned his commission in the Marine Corps in 2004 in order to pursue vocational ministry. He has served as interim Pastor for Palms Baptist Church in Twentynine Palms, California for two years and as Pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky for four years. Sam and Heather have three children: Abby, Clark and Ethan.
You can access Sam's weekly blog, Growing Hope, at www.samhinkson.blogspot.com
Brent Wilson, Pastor of Students
Brent joined the staff at Gilead in January of 2012 as a recent graduate of Boyce College in Louisville. Brent grew up in North Carolina before coming to Kentucky in order to go to school. He is currently conducting masters work at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Kate, have been a powerful blessing to the students of Gilead.
Administrative Assistant, Donna Holsinger
Donna has been Gilead's Administrative Assistant since June of 2002. She and her husband, Chad reside near Brandenburg and are very active in their home church. Their youngest son, Jonathan "Jonah" and his wife Caralea are the parents of their two grandsons, Isaiah and Elisha. Their oldest son, Brandon is married to Jessica and are the parents of their granddaughter, Cammy.