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.
Andrew Brill was born and raised in Fayetteville and loves his hometown. After leaving for college in Texas and graduate school in Massachusetts, he and his wife, Ashley, returned back to Fayetteville in 2007. He worked with Lightbearers, a ministry focusing on discipling college students and overseas church planting, and was a member of CCC before joining the CCC staff in 2019. Andrew guides and equips staff in caring out their various roles, identifying needed steps to see the vision of CCC become the experience of CCC members. Andrew and Ashley have six children at home and one grown daughter.
God called Rachel Billingsley to music at the age of 14. The daughter of a piano virtuoso, she was surrounded by music from a very young age. And yet it was intimidating to stand up and sing in public on her own! As a vocalist, she spent years touring with musical groups and serving on staff for two churches. Rachel visited Europe and Australia on musical mission tours and also toured for four years with Maplestreet, a band originating in Fayetteville. She has released two solo records as well as two Maplestreet albums. She and her husband Greg work together to prepare for and lead worship at CCC. Rachel loves using music to glorify God and lead others in worship. The Billingsleys are raising three young daughters who are surrounded by music in their home, just as Rachel was as a child.
Carolyn Hull brings a passion to see women live in light of God’s truth and the Gospel to her role as Director of Women’s Discipleship. She received a Master’s Degree in marriage and family therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary and is a licensed professional counselor who has extensive experience in both private practice and in vocational ministry. A native of Florida, she and her husband Chris have lived, worked and served in multiple states before landing in Northwest Arkansas and joining CCC in 2017. The Hulls have three children—two sons and a daughter.
Dustin McGowan is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but lived in Chicago, Illinois, most recently before moving to Fayetteville in 2017 to join the CCC staff. He holds a Biblical Studies degree from Trinity International University and is pursuing a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dustin served as the CCC Director of Students for two years prior to his current role focusing on men’s discipleship and community formation. In this role, Dustin longs to see individual men connect the Gospel to their lives and join them in participating in God’s work of building kingdom community at CCC. Dustin and his wife, Joi, stay busy raising their two young sons.
Rachel Chamberlain is a long-time Fayetteville resident and University of Arkansas graduate with great enthusiasm for and experience in children’s ministry. Rachel has led children’s ministries ranging from a new church plant to established churches with multiple services. She is passionate for the CCC children’s ministry to be a place that is spiritually growing for children, equipping for parents, and welcoming for all. Part of the CCC family from (almost) the very beginning, Rachel is also an entrepreneur at heart who has launched two successful local businesses. She and her husband, Bobby, have two daughters and a son.
David Holman is a Mississippi native whose life was transformed by being invited to a church as a high school student. Over the coming months and years, as he heard the Gospel and experienced healthy community, he put his faith in Christ and felt called to pour into young people so that they would have the same experience. Accordingly, David has served in youth ministry in various contexts over the past decade, most recently in South Carolina, before moving to Fayetteville and joining CCC staff in 2019. David graduated from Bellhaven University, and he and his wife, Faith, have twin daughters.
Rachel Whitley grew up in Missouri but has called Fayetteville home for nearly a decade. After graduating from College of the Ozarks in Branson, she moved to Fayetteville to work in college ministry. In February 2019, she joined CCC as the church administrator where she serves the team by, among other things, overseeing Sunday preparation and volunteers, providing creating content for the church, and managing the office. She is passionate to ensure that CCC cares for its members well and doesn’t lose sight of individual people. Rachel also delights in all things artistic and in her young daughter, Evalyn.