Pastors & Staff

Jesse Hailey

LEAD Pastor

Jesse has served in the ministry since 1995 and has been the Lead Pastor at Elk Point since founding the church in 2011. He and his wife, Melanie, have been happily married for over twenty-five years, sharing their journey in ministry. Together, they have raised four children—Hannah, Katelyn, Evan, and Natalie. The Haileys are passionate about introducing lost hearts to Jesus and discipling new believers within a healthy church community.

Ryan austin

youth / assistant Pastor

Ryan Austin accepted Christ as his Savior in 1997 around the kitchen table. In 2008, during a Missions Conference, he surrendered his life to church ministry. Upon completing his studies at Bible College, Ryan was ordained as an Assistant Pastor at Elk Point Baptist Church. Currently, he serves as the Youth Pastor, overseeing the spiritual growth of middle and high school students, while also leading the worship team.

atreju hood

outreach / assistant Pastor

Atreju Hood found salvation in 2003 and in 2017, he humbly answered the call to preach, under the guidance of Pastor Jesse at Elk Point Baptist Church. He was ordained at Elk Point Baptist Church in January of 2022. Since 2015, Atreju has devoted himself to serving the church community, embracing several servant roles with dedication. Presently, he fulfills the responsibilities of the outreach/assistant pastor, offers leadership within the production team, and facilitates outreach endeavors as the coordinator of the outreach team.