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Pastoral Staff


Charles & Marquita Patterson
Founding Pastors

Charles, along with his wife, Marquita, founded Church of the Hills in 1985 and have partnered together as co-leaders since that time. Charles and Marquita have two adult children and five grandchildren.

Charles’ focus is to equip and train God’s people to become who God says they are in order to do what God designed them to do. As God’s people come alive to who God is and to all He has for them, they begin to have a powerful impact on the culture within which they live and work.

Charles and Marquita have traveled to around the globe ministering to the church at large and encouraging leaders. Charles enjoys strong and vibrant relationships with many pastors in the Austin area. He has a strong desire to see the church awaken to its full potential to make a difference in our day.


Chad Patterson
Senior Pastor

Chad is passionate about seeing the kingdom of God transform the every-day matters of life so that we all experience an abundant life. Chad is the son of founding pastors Charles and Marquita, has actively known Jesus since early childhood and served the Church of the Hills community since 1999. Before pastoring, he worked in public policy and business. Chad is married to Marna and they have five children.

Chad has a huge joy for the journey and hopes to meaningfully contribute to yours. Find him and his micro-blog on Facebook as “Pastor Chad“.  You can also follow him on Twitter @COTHChad.


Becky Young
Senior Associate Pastor

Becky joined Church of the Hills’ leadership team in January 2001. She and her husband, Gary, enjoy parenting their three children.

Becky currently oversees Children’s and Worship Ministries. Kingdom Kids Children’s Ministry has fun environments for each age group, including the volunteers, to encounter and experience God right where they are. Church of the Hills Worship Teams are having a blast ushering in God’s presence for COTH’s corporate services.

Becky is passionate about calling forth destinies and partnering with individuals to fulfill their destinies. She believes that regardless of age, God has a great plan for each person today. So let’s be the “best me” God has created me to be.


Lawrence Babin
Associate Pastor

Lawrence and his family joined the Church of the Hills Family in 2001 and joined the pastoral team in December 2007. He and his wife, Danielle, live in Cedar Park with their six children.

Pastor Lawrence is currently an associate pastor and is responsible to oversee groups and teams that help those new to our house connect relationally with God, with their own identity, and with others in our spiritual family. He also coordinates Hospitality, Men’s Ministry, Ushers, Greeters and Welcoming Teams.

He is most passionate to see the Lord stir up revival in the hearts of every believer and that they would encounter a touch from Him that reveals their identity as sons and daughters of the King! Lawrence has led in healthcare environment for over a decade, and he has a strong dedication to see people experience the fullness of the Lord’s healing power in their lives.


Liz Reyna
Associate Pastor 

Liz came to Church of the Hills in 2007 and joined the leadership team May 2011. Her responsibility is to equip and mobilize church members into Reignmaker Groups, which are adult small groups that love God, love each other and love their neighbors.  Liz also oversees church communications, women’s ministries and Firm Foundations, COTH’s flagship ministry.

Liz desires to see everyone set free to become the person God created them to be and co-labor with God to pursue the dreams on their hearts. She lives to see the love and power of Jesus invade all aspects of culture.



Kym Whitman

Assistant Pastor

Kym and her family joined the Church of the Hills family in 2010 and she joined the pastoral team in March of 2013. She and her husband Todd have three grown children: Jonathan, Jessyca and Gabriel. Kym grew up in ministry, with both her parents being ministers for more than 40 years.

Kym is the assistant pastor of family life; overseeing the children’s and youth ministries. Previously, she was in business management for more than 13 yrs and prior to that was in ministry with her parents.

She is most passionate about seeing a generation that confidently lives from their kingdom identity and birthright; a generation that moves from a kingdom perspective; and, a generation that transforms the world around us to glorify our King Jesus!


John Vasquez
Worship Director

John David Vasquez has been leading others into worship at Church of the Hills since 2000 and joined the staff in 2004. His love for ushering the presence of the Lord is evident, as he is responsible for directing COTH’s worship teams with the guidance of Pastor Becky.

John enjoys sharing Jesus through music so that people feel the tangible presence of the Lord and have an encounter with the living God. That desire goes beyond the walls of the church, as he lives for the day people experience God regularly through music and the arts in every venue of the city.


Kelli Horner
Director of Administration

Kelli and her husband Jack began attending Church of the Hills in 1987, reside in Cedar Park, and have a grown son, Ben.

In 1989 Kelli joined the team, and her current responsibilities include management of the support staff, human resources, facilities, office technology, communication, risk management, finances, and to make the office a fun place to be!

Kelli has a desire to see every person’s gifts and desires from our Heavenly Father mesh so completely that they recognize how unique they are, and begin to see that, in their uniqueness, there are people only they can reach with God’s amazing love.


Administration Team

Sara Adams
Assistant to Pastors Becky, Liz and Kym

Bill Mance
Bookkeeper/Assistant to Pastors Chad and Lawrence

Todd Whitman
Facilities Manager