Dr. Hunter Bailey grew up in Little Rock, where he met and fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Abbie. They both graduated from the University of Arkansas, where Hunter earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and Abbie completed a M.A. in teaching. The newly-married couple then headed south to Jackson, Mississippi, where Hunter attended Reformed Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2002.
The Baileys’ next stop was across the pond in Scotland. While in the land of kilts and haggis, Hunter served as a missionary with Mission to the World and completed a Ph.D. in systematic theology and church history. His doctoral research focused on Christ’s atonement and assurance of faith in the life of the believer. In 2006, Hunter was called by Reformed University Fellowship to serve as the campus pastor at Emory University. For the next seven years, the Baileys called Atlanta, Georgia, home as they ministered to college students.
In 2013, the Baileys and their three children moved to Arkansas to begin the work of church planting in Fayetteville. Hunter loves all things Razorback, duck hunting, playing sports, hiking with his family, perfecting his backyard smoked BBQ, and playing strategy board games.
Billy Crain is a native Texan who was born and raised in Dallas. He earned his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Texas at Austin, where he met his wife, Ashley. Following graduation, Billy served as an intern with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Auburn University. He then attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, where he and Hunter became close friends.
After Billy graduated with his Masters of Divinity, the Crains moved to Dallas, where Billy worked in direct mail marketing. He later taught history and coached football at Providence Christian School of Texas. In 2007, they headed further south to Houston, where Billy served as the RUF campus minister at Rice University for seven years.
In the summer of 2014, Billy, Ashley, and their four kids (three boys and one young princess) moved to Fayetteville to join the CCC staff. They love the city and the CCC community. Billy is passionate about teaching the Bible and seeing friendships and community develop around the gospel. In his free time, he loves to read good books, discuss history with friends, and spend time with his family.