Ministerial Staff

Highland’s ministerial staff serves the needs of the congregation and the community at large. In the various aspects of church life where they lead, our ministers are deeply committed to the gospel ministry and to guiding Highland daily into its mission “to be so changed by God’s transforming love revealed in Jesus Christ that we are an intriguing, inviting, and inclusive community of faith, filled with generous hearts and passion for God’s justice.”

The Ministerial Staff of Highland Baptist Church


Jim England
Interim Proclaimeremail
Renee Purtlebaugh, Associate Pastor to Children and their FamiliesRenee Purtlebaugh
Associate Pastor to
Children & Their Families
Lauren Jones MayfieldLauren Jones Mayfield
Associate Pastor to
Young Adults & Missions
Carol Harston, Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Congregational EngagementCarol Harston
Associate Pastor for Faith Formation
and Congregational Engagement
Perry Dixon, Associate Pastor to Youth &amp Their FamiliesPerry Dixon
Associate Pastor to
Youth & Their Families
Kathy Collier, Minister of Music and WorshipKathy Collier
Minister of Music & Worshipemail
Austin Echols, OrganistAustin Echols
Organist & Music Associateemail
Fred Bogert, Director of Friday ChurchFred Bogert
Director of Friday Church