John Micah Egbert

Senior Pastor

General Info: 

I grew up here at Hurley Baptist Church. My family joined in 1992, and I was here at Hurley until I graduated High School at East Central in 2003. I am married to a wonderful woman named Rebekah. We have three sons, John Weston, Max and Cohen. These four people mean the world to me. I have been in ministry since I've been married (almost to the day). I served as Youth Pastor before coming to Hurley as Pastor. I graduated from East Central High School in 2003, MGCCC with an Associate of Arts in 2006, The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 2009, and from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in 2012. I love being a pastor, but even more I love following  Jesus Christ. He truly has radically changed my life, and I am a testimony that He can use anyone to bring Him glory. 

Who most influenced your life both generally and in ministry? 

While I have served under a few great pastors, Todd Bowen, the former pastor at Escatawpa Baptist Church, truly has helped me to become the pastor and man of God that I am today. He taught me so much that seminary never could, and I owe a great debt of gratitude to him for his friendship and leadership in my life. 

Who is your favorite sports team? 

I love the University of Mississippi. While I graduated from USM, and I hope they win, I'm truly an Ole Miss fan.

How would you best describe yourself?  

I am a family man. Apart from my relationship with Christ, they are the most important thing in my life. I love my wife and boys dearly, and truly believe that God has given me a perfect gift in them. 

Phill Vogelsang

Minister of Youth and Music

I am a youth and music minister from Central Texas with over 12 years in the ministry. My wife, Sarah and I have been married for six years and have a one year old son Judah, as well as another son on the way. I graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts in Speech Communication and religion, and I have been serving at Hurley Baptist Church since February 2017.

Suzanne Craft

Financial Secretary

General Info:

Married for 25 years to Glenn Craft with 2 sons: Matthew and Jordan. I have great parents and 5 siblings that I am all very close to. My most favorite hobby would be shopping for flowers and plants and planting them in pots and beds. I like to put puzzles together, work sudoku puzzles and read.


My heart for my ministry:

I have been doing accounting work for 30 years & have always enjoyed keeping records and making sure everything balances. I have been the church financial secretary since March 2002. Keeping the books for the church is very rewarding to me. I am able to perform a task I really enjoy, while providing a service to the Lord.  


Your favorite book(s):  

The Shack & The Bible


Describe yourself:  

I like to be in the background; am observant; like to get things done.

Cheryl Dobbs Pittman

Church Secretary

I’ve lived in this area almost all of my life. I’ve been married to my husband, Edward for thirty-nine wonderful years. The Lord has blessed us with a daughter and a son, Kendall and Logan, and two grandsons, Collin and Connor.  In my spare time I love to cut grass, play Chinese Checkers and spend time with my family.

I started working when I graduated from East Central in 1976, and I have been blessed with several great jobs. I retired from East Central Schools after almost twenty-two years as a secretary and bookkeeper.  I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for HBC.