Pastors & Staff

Greg Nicholson

Lead Pastor

Greg has been Lead Pastor at HCC since December of 1988. He’s originally a farm boy from PEI but left the farm behind to do what he loves best…winning people to Christ. He graduated from Maritime Christian College in 1983. He and his wife Pat have three adult daughters, three sons-in-law and a grandson and a granddaughter. He enjoys looking after his family, hockey, golf, (and pretty well every other sport), reading John Grisham novels, and doing home renovations. His faithfulness is evident in cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs for the past 55 years.

James Stevenson

Associate Pastor

James has been an Associate Pastor at HCC since March 2010. He's passionate about seeing a church that is both reaching the lost and growing deeper in faith. James grew up on P.E.I. and received a BA of Bible from Maritime Christian College in 2009. In 2016 James received a Master of Arts (Religion) in Pastoral Leadership degree at MCC. He and his wife Shannon, have a son and a daughter. James hopes to see the Toronto Maple Leafs hoist the Stanley Cup in his lifetime.

Karen Cook

Executive Assistance

Karen has lived in Nova Scotia all her life and began coming to HCC in 2005. She and her husband Tim were baptised here in 2006, and between them, have served in almost every ministry at HCC. The couple were sent out in 2013 to plant a church and have been involved in ministry since then. Karen came back to us in July of 2021 in the role of Executive Assistant. Tim and Karen have two teenage daughters and live in Hammonds Plains.

Carlos Medrano

Worship & Arts Director

Carlos moved from El Salvador to Canada in 2008. He accepted Christ in 2013 while attending HCC. Carlos has had several roles in our church, ranging from leading a life group to becoming a worship leader. Carlos is passionate about music but especially about worshipping God and he wants to encourage everyone to worship our Lord with their whole heart. Carlos and his wife, Grace, have two children, Isabel and Samuel.

Tim Cook

Director of Discipleship

Tim is a disciple maker, husband, father and business owner. He was baptized at HCC in 2006 with his wife Karen. In 2014 Tim was ordained at HCC and sent out to plant churches. After 10 years of church planting Tim is now back home at HCC leading in the area that he is most passionate about. Tim holds a Bachelors degree from Dalhousie as well as a Bachelor of Biblical studies and Ministry from Maritime Christian College (MCC). Tim also fulfills the role of “Church Relations" at MCC on a part time basis. In his spare time he loves playing basketball, singing and playing guitar and camping with his family. Tim and Karen have two teenage daughters, Maddy and Suzy.

Sheila Fermin

Glow Kids Ministry Director

Sheila was born and raised in the Philippines. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2007 and received her Master of Arts in Special Education in 2010. Sheila and her husband, Daniel lived in New Jersey where Sheila taught Kindergarten in a Christian school. After over 10 years of teaching early childhood education, she assumed a full-time mom role to Aidan and Sadie. Sheila’s family settled in Halifax in May 2022, and found home in HCC. The couple renewed their faith by getting baptized as adults and have been serving in their ministries.

Mark Nelson

Ignite Youth Ministry Director

Mark grew up in Halifax Christian Church and has many years of experience in youth ministry. He is overseeing Ignite Youth while our Next Gen Ministries Director is on maternity leave.