Mark Farish - Senior Pastor
Mark is from Irving, the former home of the Dallas Cowboys. He has been pastor at Lake Highlands since 1992. He graduated from Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and pastored 3 other churches prior to LHBC. He and his wife Teresa, who is a school teacher in Garland, have 2 kids - Mindy, an '09 graduate from Texas A&M (Whoop!) and David. They recently added their first 2 grandchildren to the family - born only 9 weeks apart!
Bill Watson - Executive Pastor
Bill began his official position on staff here in December 2017. But, he's been an active member serving with us since 2012, so he was ready to hit the ground running in his new role. Bill comes to us from Criswell College where he continues to serve as Assistant Professor of Greek and New Testament. His passion for the local church's influence in the community will be well-utilized in our Old Lake Highlands area. Bill and his wife, Melodie, have 4 sweet little ones. This family is full of energy, love for each other and life. Just hang out with them a bit and you'll see – it's contagious!
Trey Groves - Worship & Youth
Trey came to LHBC as Worship Pastor in the Fall of 2007, after having served in several churches--the most recent of which was a church start in Indiana. He is not new to the neighborhood, however, because he grew up in the White Rock Lake area and graduated from Bryan Adams High School. He is also a graduate of Howard Payne Univ. Trey is adding Youth Pastor to his duties in 2018. Our teens will be blessed by his great sense of humor and love for the Lord. Trey and his wife, Tami, have 6 kids - Taylor, Quaid, Mav, Jillian, Gianna and Kendra. (Baby #7 is expected to arrive mid-2018!)
Tami Groves - Children's Ministry
Being a home-schooling mom of six kids (and one on the way), it isn't hard to believe that Tami has a love for children! (But it IS hard to believe she has any extra moments in her day!) Fortunately, she also has a heart for ministry. We benefit from both of those around here. In the Fall of 2015, Tami became the driving force behind our Awana program. She added Sunday morning responsibilities in January 2016. She brings great organizational skills to our team and we are blessed to have her. Tami is also married to our Worship Pastor, Trey. Talent runs deep in this family!
Kari Kloepper - Kid Connections Director
Kari is in her eighth year as director of our program and has experience with us beyond that title. She has been a teacher here and has a child that "graduated" from our preschool, so she knows the place inside and out! Kari and her husband, Chris, are proud Aggies (Whoop!) and parents of Jacob, Katie, and Hope.
Mary Ann Farish - Financial Secretary
Mary Ann joined LHBC in 1998 and the staff of LHBC in 2004. She happens to be married to Mark's brother, Tim, and has three children: Rachel, Daniel, and Lizzy. Mary Ann is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University, although it was still a college when she went there. She likes to travel and work in her garden, but her favorite way to spend time is being Grandma to Landen and Micah!
Kim Kelley - Secretary
Kim joined the staff in March of 2006 and brings her creative skills to the office. Kim is married to Shawn (who is our web site guru) and they have 1 daughter, Leah, a recent graduate of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Most of the time, hers is the friendly voice you get when you call. (No, we didn't mean that she is only friendly most of the time...)