Our pastor and his wife, Vonna, have been here since 1990. Bro. Jim has a Masters in Divinity from Southwestern Seminary; he earned his undergraduate degree in History from Oklahoma Baptist University. Jim and Vonna have three grown children and many grandchildren.
In addition to the many other duties that Vonna fulfills in ministry at HCBC, including Women's and Music Ministry, she plays piano for our main services.
Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism
Chad and his wife Melody have been serving at HCBC since March, 2009. Chad served as an intern at Highland Crest back in 1999 and then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth , TX . After graduating with his Masters of Divinity, he and Melody moved to Flint, Michigan where he served for five years as the Senior Pastor of a Baptist church there.
Melody has strong ties to Highland Crest, attending since the age of 12 and the daughter of Pastor Jim and Vonna. Chad and Melody have four sons, Abraham, Elijah, Joshua and Moses.
Associate Pastor of Youth & Family
Jed and his wife Dawn have been serving and attending HCBC since 2005. In May, 2007 Jed felt the call to pursue Christian ministry and began serving full-time as an Intern. In July, 2009 the membership voted to hire Jed full-time as Minister of Youth & Family. Jed received his Master of Arts in Religion and most recently his Master of Divinity from Liberty Theological Seminary in 2012. He was ordained May, 2013 and now serves as Associate Pastor of Youth and Family.
His position works most closely with the youth department with an emphasis on supporting the families of Highland Crest. Jed and Dawn have three daughters, Joselyn, Jillian and Jadia.
Ginger has been working full-time as the church secretary since May, 1996. As a participating member of Highland Crest, Ginger views each of her secretarial duties as a ministry opportunity. If you have any questions about schedules or programs... Ginger is the one to see!