Pastors & Staff

Nate Gailey 

Lead Pastor

Nate Gailey started as the Youth and Outreach Pastor at Hilltop in 2012. He has served in a variety of roles throughout the years. God has blessed him with the opportunity to work with children, students, and families. He is now the Lead Pastor at Hilltop.  

 Mansfield- born and raised.   Studied History at The Ohio State University; Liberty University for Seminary.

Zane Sturts

Student  Pastor

Zane is born and raised in Mansfield, OH. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with an elementary education/intervention specialist degree. Zane loves serving others through landscaping in the summer.

Zane is currently the Student Pastor at Hilltop. He was hired in May 2023 and he has a heart to see students follow Jesus. Zane has worked with students prior to coming to Hilltop and most recently was a small group leader for Middle School and High School boys. Zane and Allie look forward to working with students and their parents at Hilltop.

Jevan Cole 

Worship Pastor

Born and raised in Bellville, Ohio, I’ve had a passion for music since I was 12 years old. Then, at age 14, I attended an Acquire the Fire concert in Indiana where I decided to dedicate my life to Jesus. Life has been a wild ride, but by God’s grace I met Becky in 2014, and we wed in 2016.

 We now have four beautiful children, and we have been so blessed to have found Hilltop.  It’s an honor and a privilege to be leading worship at this church, and I look forward to the journey of all that it means to be a part of leading praise and worship at Hilltop.