Ministerial Staff

Our pastors recognize the authority of God, and realize that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Dr. Jeremy Wallace, Senior Pastor


Dr. Wallace is from the Scenic City of Chattanooga, TN, but in October 2016 accepted the call to be the Senior Pastor at HPBC. A life-long learner, Jeremy graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Bible and minors in Business and Psychology. He has also earned a Master of Ministry, a Master of Religious Education, and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership from Temple Baptist Seminary. In the Spring, he plans to begin work on a P.h.D.

Jeremy met his wife Dana in college and they have been married for 13 years. They love doing ministry together and enjoy their adventures with their two sons, Nathan and Jonathan.

Passionate about global and local missions, Jeremy leads the staff, casts vision, and weekly preaches and teaches to equip members of HPBC to make disciples.

In his free time, Jeremy enjoys drinking coffee, reading, and occasionally playing golf.

Email Jeremy at: Jeremy@hpbcHanahan.com

Jason Davis, Youth Pastor

Jason has been at Highland Park for almost 8 years. During that time he has faithfully worked with our youth and HOOPS programs. During our time without a full-time pastor, Jason oversaw much of the hospital visitation ministry of the church.
He is married to Rebecca, and they have one son and one daughter.
In his free time, Jason enjoys watching Hallmark with his family.
Email me at: Jason@hpbcHanahan.com

Church Staff

Our church staff assist our pastors and are essential to the ministry of HPBC.


Debbie Spitler, Ministry Assistant

Debbie has worked for HPBC for over twenty-five years. She keeps the office running in an effective manner. She is always ready and willing to help any way she can. She is an asset to our ministry.
She is married to John and has two grown sons.


Terrie Perry, Latchkey Director

Terrie has directed our after school Latchkey program for twelve years. Her heart for the kids is evident as she ministers to the over 100 kids who participate on a daily basis.


Ted Stewart, Custodian

Ted has faithfully worked for Highland Park for 40 years. While most people see Ted the custodian, many fail to see Ted as prayerful man of God who loves to serve God and His church. HPBC is blessed to have Ted on staff.

LatchKey Staff

LatchKey is the after school ministry of Highland Park. This ministry impacts the lives of over 100 children each day. Listed below are the employees who serve in this ministry.
Geneva Colwell
Gail Price
Gail O’Brien
Lewis Stayer
Virginia Reid
Zoann Mizell
Barbara Perry 
Laura Blythe
Victoria Lass
Lynn Mercer
Peatrice Reid
     Cheryl Durbin

HPBC Deacons

Kenny Van Nice
John Sherman
Brian McLean
Bob Ott
Dee Davidson
Howard Jones
Jody Huggins
David Hatcher
John Timmerman
Lewis Stayer
Mark Henry
              Jim McDaniel