Hillsboro First United Methodist Church

Pastor Kent Bailey


Welcome to our website, I hope you find the information that is helpful in whatever journey your own.   I hope your journey leads you to visit our grace filled church. 

A little about myself; my name is William Kent Bailey, I go by Kent.  I was appointed as pastor to Hillsboro First on July 1, 2018.  I am a multi-generation United Methodist pastor.  I was raised in parsonages across North Mississippi, Western Tennessee and Western Kentucky.  I began in ministry in 1982 and served:  Kerrville-Pleasant Ridge, McLemoresville-Trezevant, Associate Pastor at Colonial Park in Memphis, Adamsville First, Malesus in Jackson, Benton First (Kentucky), St. Luke’s in Memphis, Brownsville First.  In 2008, I requested early retirement.  I attended and finished additional education at John A. Gupton College in Nashville for Funeral Directors.  I am currently a Licensed Funeral Director in Tennessee.  I spent several  years in the funeral business.  In May of 2016, I received a call as pastor of the Milldale Presbyterian Church north of Nashville.  Bishop McAlilly recently asked me to serve Hillsboro First UMC.  I am delighted to be here.

I am a graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School (Paducah, Kentucky), Lambuth College (Jackson, Tennessee), Memphis Theological Seminary (Memphis, Tennessee) and John A. Gupton College (Nashville, Tennessee).  I am an Ordained Elder in the Memphis Annual Conference in retired status.

I am divorced after 29 years of marriage.  I have two adult children; Stephen Kyle (Jessica) of Spring Hill, Tennessee.  Mary Catherine of Murray, Kentucky.  Kyle gifted me with three beautiful grandchildren; Gavin, Ella Rose (8 year old twins) and Harrison (4 years old).





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Church Phone: 931-596-3311

Pastor Phone:  931-841-0906

E-mail: hillsboroumc@blomand.net

Hillsboro First United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 65

305 Winchester Hwy.

Hillsboro, TN 37342

Pastor Kent Bailey