About Us

The only thing special about Mercy Hill Church is Jesus, because He is Good News for Memphis.

A humble beginning

OUr Story

Mercy Hill Church began in a Memphis Midtown living room in September 2011. In a community known for eclectic diversity, our desire was to begin a church that felt like family for midtowners to connect in deep relationships around Jesus. From the trendy to the tossed-aside, we offer midtowners a place to discover the life, love, family and friendship found in Jesus. Our growth has only furthered our dream of saturating Memphis with the good news of Jesus through  multiplying families of churches in midtown and beyond.  

Leading the Mercy Hill Family

Our Elders (Leadership)

The elders of Mercy Hill Memphis seek to humbly submit to Jesus and lead by sacrificing and serving.

BRAD DUNLAP (Lead Pastor)

We began Mercy Hill Church in midtown Memphis in August 2011. My wife Katie & I have three boys: Riley, Cole and Yohannes. We love being family for those who have none. You can find me leading, planning, studying or counseling  in one of the local Midtown coffee shops. I also run V&E Greenline. I lead our paid staff, Sunday Gatherings, serve on the teaching team and lead a MC.

Religion Degree (1999) Samford University

Masters in Biblical Studies (2002) MABTS

Chris Steward

Mercy Hill became our beloved family shortly after our arrival to midtown Memphis in 2013. My wife, Jamie, and our four kids—Britain, Jed, Carter and LJ—enjoy learning to follow Jesus with the diverse group of friends and neighbors in our Missional Community in Cooper Young. I flip houses by day while shepherding and coaching Mercy Hill leaders when I’m away from work. I also serve on the teaching team, lead a Missional Community and give direction for our coffee groups.

Jared Stigler

A Memphis native, I’m married to Kaitlyn and have three kids, India, Grayson and Grant. We love the mission of Mercy Hill to be the family of Jesus for the good of Midtown Memphis. I work at the Tag Truck Center and serve on the teaching team, lead a Missional Community in Vollintine Evergreen and give direction to our Sunday teams, while also serving as the (temporary) Executive Director of "Mercy House Ministries."  

Communications Degree (2007) University of Memphis

Serving the Mercy Hill Family

Our Staff

The staff of Mercy Hill helps carry out the leadership of Mercy Hill. Our team serves and equips our family to follow Jesus in everday life.

Name Position Email
Brad Dunlap Elder - Vision, Teaching. MC Support [email protected]
Chris Steward Elder - MC Support & Teaching [email protected]
Jared Stigler Elder - Sunday Teams & Teaching [email protected]
Andrew Ginn Associate Pastor [email protected]
Stacey Sanders Administrative Assistant [email protected]
Kaitlyn Stigler Volunteer Kids Ministry Leader [email protected]
David Friesen Volunteer Treasurer  


The truth that guides us

Our Beliefs

Mercy Hill Church can be described as orthodox, evangelical, reformed and baptist. Our statement of faith is adapted from the Abstract of Principles (1859)