There’s a new face at Second Baptist Church, actually five of them, as Jonathan Hiles recently began his position as Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship with the church. Jonathan will be working with Pastor Don Amelung to minister to all needs of Second Baptist, but specifically he will be preaching each Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. at the 2BContemporary Service in the educational building at Second Baptist Church at 319 W. Church St., Bowling Green.
Jonathan is new to Second Baptist Church, but not to the Bowling Green, area where he grew up and lived until leaving for college. He graduated from Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Ark. and later graduated from Midwestern Seminary with a Masters of Christian Education degree. He is the son of Jim and Ann Hiles of Bowling Green.
Jonathan is married to Melanie Abanathy Hiles who is originally from Portageville, the daughter of Rev. Tim and Lynda Abanathy. She and Jonathan met at Williams Baptist College within the first week of arriving and they were married shortly before their graduation from Williams. Their children are Grace, eight, Luke, four, and Liam, 22 months old.