Nebiye Kelile - Senior Pastor
Nebiye Kelile serves the Lord as Senior Pastor for Orchard Hills Baptist Church. He is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word, and believes that we glorify God by making disciples. Pastor Neb is dedicated to knowing Christ and what He has done for us so that, together, we may make Christ known to the world. He is leading Orchard Hills in revitalization and renewal efforts, as the church looks forward to what God will accomplish through this fellowship in the future.
Pastor Neb is also the pastor of Pathway Church, a second congregation meeting in the EEBC facility, which is seeing success in reaching and discipling millenials.
Pastor Neb and his wife Hiwot have been married since 2007. They have four children: Lydia, Daniel, Haset, and Zaema.
Dickson Rial - Senior Adult and Care Minister
Dickson continues to serve the Lord and Orchard Hills Baptist as our Senior Adult and Pastoral Care minister. He also leads our Sunday evening prayer meetings and teaches one of our Sunday morning community groups. Dickson has over 65 years in pastoral and evangelistic ministry, having served churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his ministry included two previous terms as senior pastor here at Orchard Hills, from 1963 - 1971, and 2001 - 2015, when he "retired." Dickson is married to Shirley, whom he met when they were both studying at seminary. Shirley has been Dickson's partner in ministry for 56 years, and leads a women's Sunday morning community group.
Jim Corbett - Worship leader
Jim has served in worship ministry in churches located in Alabama, Kentucky, New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. He grew up in Hialeah, Florida and accepted the Lord at the age of 25 while attending the University of Montevallo in Alabama. He is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky in church music. Jim is married to Anna, whom he met in 1984 when he was serving at FBC in her hometown of Los Alamos, NM. Anna serves as our church pianist.