Our Leadership



Dr. Charles F. “Chuck” DeVane, Jr.


Pastor Chuck has served as the full-time Pastor of Lake Hamilton Baptist Church since 2012.  He has a doctorate in practical theology (preaching) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and over thirty years of pastoral ministry experience.  He and his wife, Andrea, have a blended family of six children and four grandchildren. 


Jeremy Cooley


Jeremy and his wife, Jami, work for a media company based in Dallas, but enjoy living in Hot Springs where they are avid runners and bicyclists.  They have two daughters who still live in Texas and two dogs named Luther and Katie. Jeremy has served as a leader and preacher in previous churches and earned his master’s degree from Reformed Baptist Seminary.


Gary Griffin


Gary and Shannon came to our church in 2019 and Gary was ordained an Elder in 2022.  He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and works as a manager and engineer for the National Parks Service. 

Tom and Mary Bolton


Dr. Thomas W. Bolton

Minister of Music


Tom has served as our worship leader since 2015.  He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and the University of North Texas.

His career has covered work in the church (including FBC Little Rock) and the academy (OBU and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary).  His wife, Mary, is an accomplished singer as well.


Michael Koen

Pastoral Intern


Michael serves as an assistant to our Pastor and Elder while enrolled as a full time student at OBU.  He is a veteran of the US Navy and has a degree from Liberty University.  His wife, Alyssa, is an OBU graduate and assists in our music and worship ministry.


Our Deacons

Lan Burch

Lan Burch


Monty Peacock

Monty Peacock


Tony Thomas

Tony Thomas


Greg Courington




Steve Richerson



Steve Staples