David C. Innes
Dr. David C. Innes has served the congregation of the Hamilton Square Baptist Church as its senior pastor since January of 1977. He was educated at Bob Jones University, receiving his B.A. in 1961, and later his Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.), and honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) and Doctor of Laws (L.L.D.) degrees. Under his leadership the church has become a thriving inner-city ministry.
Pastor Innes continues a rich, full and far-reaching ministry of over thirty-seven years here at Hamilton Square. He has an undying passion to reach San Francisco with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He loves God and His Word and is known for his defense of Biblical truth and morality. Has been a leader among the Fundamental Baptist Pastors here in Northern California and across the country where he is known for his gracious spirit and ministry of encouragement.
Dr. Innes is internationally renowned for his dynamic doctrinal and expositional preaching. His messages are practical and life-transforming. He is a regular conference speaker in churches and on mission fields around the world. His sermons can be acessed on this website and on sermonaudio.com.
On numerous occasions he has provided leadership in public affairs, moral issues and church-state issues both here in the city of San Francisco and on the state level in Sacramento. He serves on the board of trustees of Bob Jones University and Seminary, as well as that of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, and also on the advisory board of International Baptist Missions.
He has four children, four grandsons and four granddaughters.
Pastor Brian Kelly began as Assistant Pastor in July 1998 and became Associate Pastor in 2004. He received his B.S. in Communications and M.S.Ed. in Family Counseling from Old Dominion University, and his Doctor of Religious Education degree from Tabernacle Baptist Seminary.
He faithfully serves as the church bookkeeper and network administrator. He directs the counseling ministries, couples fellowship, and teaches the Berean Bible study class on Sunday mornings. Pastor Kelly also leads the church choir and coordinates the song leaders for church worship services. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Classical Voice and Conducting at San Francisco State University. He is a voice student of Jeannette Sacco-Belli, Raymond Gibbs, and Christine Brandes.
His wife Deborah is a Senior Environmental Litigation Paralegal at a law firm in the Financial District. She serves in the choir, assists with programs and musical groups, as well as overseeing operation of the sound system. She serves in many other places in various church ministires.
When not busy with church or school, Brian enjoys traveling to tropical islands, exploring European cities, playing the piano and guitar, attending the S.F. Symphony and Opera, and listening to clean comedy.
After 7 years of dating his high school sweetheart, Pastor Dan Pelletier married Chris (Weidert) Pelletier. They have now been married for more than 30 years. Their ministry adventures have taken them from farming communities in Illinois to North Carolina, Guam, Micronesia, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, New Hampshire, and California. They have partnered together in youth ministry, music ministry, Christian camping, and pastoral work.
Chris is a skilled administrative assistant, and Dan’s partner in every sense of the word. Nearly twenty years ago, God blessed them with an adopted daughter named Hope, who is now married to Gilberto Valencia.
Having served in California since 2004, the Pelletier’s are thrilled to now call San Francisco home. Their main ministry at Hamilton Square involves helping our guests feel at home at the church and reaching out into the community. Look for them to be heavily involved in hikes, picnics, and other activities where they can meet new people.
Pastor Stephen Crozier began his ministry at Hamilton Square as Office Manager in June of 2007. He became Administrative Pastor in 2013. Steve oversees, supports and equips the church leadership so it may effectively serve the church in producing fruit for God's glory. Steve also serves as Junior Church Director, Sunday School superintendent, and Teen Bible study teacher. In addition, he coordinates the greeters, major events, and oversees the Website. He also assists the Admistrative Assistant in coordinating schedules and daily tasks with HSBC pastors and ministry leaders.
Steve and his wife Susan were married in 1998. Susan is employed as an official court reporter with the San Francisco Superior Court. They enjoy spending time outdoors with thier 90 lb German Shepherd Dog Annika.
Mr. Luis Mejia began his work with us as a volunteer in 2012 and has now become the administrative assistant of Hamilton Square. Working along with the pastoral staff, he is now overseeing most of the daily and weekly office responsibilities of the church.
Mr. Mejia was saved as a teenager at one of the church’s camping programs and from there has grown into his service to Hamilton Square in a very commendable way. He plans to continue enlarging his ability to serve the church, and is currently studying at Skyline College in San Bruno his busy schedule allows.
Roberto “Bobby” Elep has served us in an outstanding way as property manager of Hamilton Square since 2011. He successfully keeps our premises and building spotless and orderly, inside and out. He also oversees the maintenance, repairs and painting of church facilities and property.
Bobby sets up for church events, serves as an usher for worship services and keeps the “waste management” in order - which in San Francisco is no small task.
Bobby is married to his dear wife Susana who works in food services for San Francisco State University. Bobby and Susana have four lovely daughters – Angeline, Shalimar, Rochelle and Maritoni. They proudly enjoy two grandchildren.