Our Staff

Pastor Mike Coutts

Pastor Michael R. Coutts

My Favorites:

Isaiah 40
All Kinds
TV Show
Classic Movies, sports
Shorts and T-shirts
Sports Team
San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants and Detroit Red Wings

Pastor Michael Coutts has served in ministry for over 20 years, since 1994 as Senior Pastor at Hillside Church of God. Pastor Mike has a BA in History and California Teaching Credential from Simpson Bible College and an MS in Educational Leadership from California Baptist University. Mike and his wife, Virginia, have 3 children.

Contact Pastor Mike at mike.coutts@hillsidechurchofgod.com


Ministry Intern Andrew Akard

My Favorites:

Micah 6:8
Curry Vegetables over rice. The spicier the better.
Cooking, martial arts, reading, watching (good) movies, board games
"Let's get it done, tomorrow!"
Olympic sport I would win a gold medal in
Long-term napping
What I would do in another life
Be an astronaut-clown-ninja
My philosophy on Ministry
I uphold this ministry position because it is my belief that teenagers need to have a place where they can relax, have fun and be themselves, while also learning about the Bible as the living word of God so that they are inspired to know Christ as their Savior, Lord and Friend

Andrew Akard has been a congregant at Hillside since 2003. He was a participant in Hillside's Youth Group until he became one of its volunteers in 2014. He has worked as Hillside's Ministry Intern since 2019. He finished a BA in English from San Francisco State in 2019. His hourly personalities vacillates between under-caffeinated and sleepy and over-caffeinated and jittery.

Contact Brother Andrew at hcogyouthgroup@gmail.com