David C. Innes

Senior Pastor

Pastor_Innes_2016.jpgDr. David C. Innes has served the congregation of the Hamilton Square Baptist Church as its senior pastor since January of 1977.  He was educated at Bob Jones University, receiving his B.A. in 1961, and later his Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.), and honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) and Doctor of Laws (L.L.D.) degrees.  Under his leadership the church has become a thriving inner-city ministry.

Pastor Innes continues a rich, full and far-reaching ministry of over forty years here at Hamilton Square.  He has an undying passion to reach San Francisco with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

He loves God and His Word and is known for his defense of Biblical truth and morality.  Has been a leader among the Fundamental Baptist Pastors here in Northern California and across the country where he is known for his gracious spirit and ministry of encouragement.

Dr. Innes is internationally renowned for his dynamic doctrinal and expositional preaching.  His messages are practical and life-transforming.  He is a regular conference speaker in churches and on mission fields around the world.  His sermons can be accessed on this website, sermonaudio or vimeo.

On numerous occasions he has provided leadership in public affairs, moral issues and church-state issues both here in the city of San Francisco and on the state level in Sacramento. He served on the executive board of Bob Jones University and still serves on the board of Foundations Baptist Fellowship International and the advisory board of International Baptist Missions.

He has four children, four grandsons, four granddaughters and three great-grand children.

Brian Kelly

Associate Pastor

Pastor_Kelly_2016.jpgPastor Brian Kelly began as Assistant Pastor in July 1998 and became Associate Pastor in 2004. He received his B.S. in Communications and M.S.Ed. in Family Counseling from Old Dominion University.  He earned his Doctor of Religious Education degree from Tabernacle Baptist Seminary. 

He faithfully serves as the church bookkeeper and network administrator.  He directs the counseling ministries, couples fellowship, and teaches the Berean Bible study class on Sunday mornings. Pastor Kelly also leads the church choir and coordinates the song leaders for church worship services.  He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Classical Voice and Opera at San Francisco State University.  He is a voice student of Jeannette Sacco-Belli, Raymond Gibbs, Nicholas Nackley and Christine Brandes. 

His wife Deborah is a Senior Litigation Paralegal at a law firm in the Financial District.  She serves in the choir and assists with programs and musical groups. She serves in many other places in various church ministries including coordinating our weekly Lunch and Mingle Fellowship.

When not busy with church or school, Brian enjoys traveling to tropical islands, exploring European cities, playing the piano and guitar, attending the S.F. Symphony and Opera, and listening to clean comedy.

Dan Pelletier

Associate Pastor 

Pastor_Pelletier_2016.jpgAfter 7 years of dating his high school sweetheart, Pastor Dan Pelletier married Chris (Weidert) Pelletier.  They have now been married for more than 30 years.  Their ministry adventures have taken them from farming communities in Illinois to North Carolina, Guam, Micronesia, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, New Hampshire, and California.  They have partnered together in youth ministry, music ministry, Christian camping, and pastoral work.  

Chris is a skilled administrative assistant, and Dan’s partner in every sense of the word. They have one daughter who is married and has blessed them with a grandchild.

Having served in California since 2004, the Pelletiers are thrilled to now call San Francisco home. Their main ministry at Hamilton Square involves helping our guests feel at home at the church and reaching out into the community.  Look for them to be heavily involved in hikes, picnics, and other activities where they can meet new people.        

Karen Maalona

Administrative Assistant


Karen started attending Hamilton Square Baptist Church in 1993. She met her husband, Donald at HSBC and they have one son. She and her husband have faithfully serve in many facets of the ministry. Apart from her responsibilities in the church office,  Karen is a member of the choir, co-leads the Women's Ministry, heads up the Food and Decorating Committee and is the church Wedding Coordinator. In her spare time, Karen loves to bake, plan events, do crafts and shop!

Karen became the administrative assistant in February of 2021. 




Property Manager

Mr__Elep_2016.jpgRoberto “Bobby” Elep has served us in an outstanding way as property manager of Hamilton Square since 2011. He successfully keeps our premises and building spotless and orderly, inside and out. He also oversees the maintenance, repairs and painting of church facilities and property.

Bobby sets up for church events, serves as an usher for worship services and keeps the “waste management” in order - which in San Francisco is no small task. 

Bobby is married to his dear wife Susana who works in food services for San Francisco State University. Bobby and Susana have four lovely daughters. They proudly enjoy two grandchildren.