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Pastor Barry Wilson

I was born in Cincinnati Ohio December 21, 1956. I was raised in the home of a Baptist pastor. I was saved at the age of 12 during a revival meeting my father was holding, at Salem BC in Russell Springs KY. I was baptized by Memorial Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, by my father, Jack Wilson. I met my wife, Debbie, when she visited our church with a friend. She was later saved and baptized at Memorial BC as well. We have 3 children, Shanna Allen (Husband Joe and 4 children), Christopher Wilson (Deceased), and Mallory DeRoseau (Husband Cody and 1 child). I was called, at the age of 24, to the ministry at Memorial BC under the pastorate of Doyce "Butch" Mullins. At the age of 27 (1984) I was called to Pastor Hilltop Baptist Church. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries from Temple Baptist College, Cincinnati, Ohio.

From the Pastor's Pen

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Sin is much like eating lemons, regardless of how sour it is we still feel compelled to taste it. What is so intriguing about sin? We know the dangers, we know we’ll regret it, and we know it has no lasting pleasure; yet, we feel compelled to delve into it. Years ago I spoke to a man who had cheated on his wife and I asked him why he had done so; his answer was pretty typical of others I’ve heard. He said he truly loved his wife and had no intentions of hurting her; yet, it was as though he couldn’t help himself. He knew from the first moment he cheated that he would one day be discovered and he’d have to deal with it. He also said that he regretted it the very moment his affair began; however, as dangerous as it was to his relationship with his wife, he just couldn’t seem to keep himself from what he knew would one day do great harm to his marriage. In his particular case, he did break up the affair, but his girlfriend became angry and shared it with his wife. His marriage did come to an end and he blames no one but himself. As Christians we must all fight various temptations throughout our lifetime and none of them are easy; however, as challenging as they may be, WE MUST REMAIN HOLY, sanctified, and pure because if we fail to do so, there are many blessings and rewards which can be lost. Many, who call themselves believers, live in such a manner that they miss out on the rewards and blessings God intends for them to enjoy. When we choose to not live a Holy, set apart life, we also choose to miss out on the love and fellowship God desires to give.