The pastor of Hilltop Bible Church is Bob Silling. Bob is a native of Smithfield, Va. He and his family moved to Harrisonburg, Va., in 1997 where they reside now. The Lord saved Bob in 1972 through a high school classmate’s witness. In 1973, he enrolled in what is now Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., to study for the ministry. In 1976, he received a BA in ministerial studies. Some years later, he received a BA in History from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. A number of months after graduating from CNU, Bob embarked on an evangelistic ministry that lasted for 27 years. The last few years, he has been involved in pastoral ministry, being an interim pastor of two churches, attempted a church plant, and pastoring Hilltop Bible Church since November of 2013. He has been married to the former Edie Huffman since 1981. They have a son Philip and a son in Heaven named David.