Geoff DeJong, Lead Pastor

Office: 506-734-2379


Geoff deJong has been serving as Hillsborough Baptist’s Lead Pastor since 2015.  His passion is to connect people to God and the church and to help others experience the reality of faith in a complex world.


Geoff has been married to the love of his life Debbie (Weiler) for more than 30 years. Geoff and Debbie are the proud parents of Brianna Picard (married to Josh) and Benjamin deJong.  They also have four amazing grandchildren, Kenneth, David, Gideon and Aurora.  


Originally from a small town in Ontario, Geoff graduated from Crandall University and Acadia Divinity College and has over 19 years of ministry experience.  Prior to serving at Hillsborough Baptist, Geoff served as Senior Pastor of the St. Martins and Fairfield Baptist Churches.


Geoff likes hiking, golfing, reading, building computers, woodworking and travelling to warm places when it gets cold outside.

Chad Fletcher, Associate Pastor & Site Pastor of The Tide


The Tide:



Rev. Chad Fletcher is serving as Site Pastor of The Tide Church and with our youth here at HBC.


Chad loves seeing people encounter the living God. It is one of his greatest joys to see young people realize how our God is real and active in our world around us and to see them be transformed by His grace.


Chad has been married to his wife, Sarah, since 2005 and they have three boys; Joshua, Luke and Ezekiel.


Chad graduated from Bethany Bible College (Kingswood University) and Acadia Divinity College and has been passionately serving in ministry for over a decade. Chad loves sports, particularly Basketball. He plays every winter in a men’s league and has also coached at the middle school (JV) level for many years. He also loves scuba diving, snowboarding, hiking, and biking with his family.



Jillian Melanson, Director of Discipleship

Phone: 506-734-2379


Jillian Melanson started with the team in January 2019 as Director of Discipleship. Always one for adventure, she is excited to see where the Lord will take her on this new journey. Originally from Oakland, and later Woodstock New Brunswick, Jillian left her home town to study Business and Religious studies at Atlantic Baptist University in 2008. It did not take long for her to fall in love with Moncton and the surrounding area; so, after graduation in 2012, she chose to stay and find work in the city. The following year, her and Zachary Melanson met and began dating shortly after that. Married in 2015, the two lived in the city but both felt drawn to the Hillsborough area. After a year of prayer and searching, Jillian and Zachary Melanson moved to the are in the fall of 2016 where they quickly found a home at both their house on Academy and Hillsborough Baptist Church. Outside of the church, they both enjoy hiking, camping, and the outdoors but Jillian also likes travelling, eating out, and her pet parrot BooBoo.

Sarah Fletcher, Worship Co-ordinator


Katrina Currie, Administrative Assistant/Church Clerk

Phone:  506-734-2379

Brenda Hawkes, Prayer Coordinator

Phone: 734-2379



Brenda has been championing prayer for many years since accepting Jesus as her Saviour in 1994. While attending special meetings at Hillsborough Baptist Church in 2005, with guest speaker Gerhardt DuToit from Canadian Revival Fellowship, she sensed a deeper call to corporate prayer. Following, while attending a meeting of The Maritime House of Prayer, and upon hearing their desire to see lighthouses of prayer throughout the Maritimes, she & her husband, David, began leading Community Days of Prayer (originally called Tides of Revival) in churches along Route 114, for several years.  She has also served as co-chair with David, of Hillsborough Baptist's Prayer Committee and then chair, for a number of years before stepping into the role of Prayer Coordinator.

Currently, she is team lead of a regional prayer movement called Rising Tide, a grassroots movement towards spiritual awakening and growing in intimacy with God. Rising Tide is an interdenominational subcommittee of the Albert Association of Baptist Churches. 

As part of her journey, her heart’s desire is to see the greater church, and more specifically, Hillsborough Baptist, be “A House of Prayer”:  Isaiah 56:7, Matthew 21:13, Mark 11:17, Luke 19:46. As prayer coordinator, she will be working with Pastor Geoff and the dedicated prayer team towards this goal, and to see our church grow in more intimacy with Our Lord.