Ben Stroup  |  Lead pastor

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Ben loves Jesus, his family, and the church (also, Chipotle.) He has been the Senior Minister of Highland since November 2011 and has a passion for teaching the Bible and seeing people connect to Jesus. He spends free time hanging out with his family and you can usually find him playing sports or on any kind of fun adventures he can go on with Whitney, Abel and Cohen.

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Justin Butler| Associate pastor

Justin loves Jesus, Preaching, his wife Sarah, reading and writing and hanging out with his family. He is a huge baseball fan, being loyal to the Chicago Cubs. He is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University, and is currently in the process of getting his Master’s from the same institution. When he is not at Highland, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, reading and writing, and playing guitar. His favorite Bible verse is 2 Timothy 4:2 which states, “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”.

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Elders & Deacons

We currently have six board members: (L to R) John Roberts, Steve Ferrell, David Hord, Rick Fegan, Adam Henson and Adam Zeigler.

The role of the elders and deacons is to shepherd the church alongside the pastoral staff in accordance with God's direction.