PASTOR AND STAFF
Dr. Chet Haney
Bro. Chet attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas and met his wife, Terri, there. He also played for the Baylor Bears football team in the position of offensive end. He and Terri have three married daughters.
Dr. Haney graduated from Southwest High School in Fort Worth. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Baylor University, a Masters of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Before accepting the call to Highland Terrace in September of 2013, he served as Senior Pastor of Parkside Baptist Church in Denison, Texas. Chet also served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodville, TX, and Midway Baptist Church in Big Spring, TX. Prior to that, he was a youth minister for several years.
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Dr. Frank Teat
Dr. Frank Teat joined the staff at Highland Terrace in March 2018 as Executive Pastor. His ministerial experience includes serving churches in an executive pastoral role and student ministry for over thirty years. He and his wife Carol Beth have two married children, Sara (husband Jared) and Jonathan (wife Skyla), and six incredible grandchildren! In his spare time, Frank enjoys reading, fitness, outdoor sports, hunting, playing guitar and singing Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to the Lord!
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Associate Pastor of Senior Adults and Pastoral Care
John Foster joined the HTBC ministry staff as associate pastor in 2015. John’s primary role is to provide leadership and ministry to our senior adults. He plans and coordinates meetings, programs, trips, and other activities for the Young at Heart, a ministry to senior adults 55 and older who live in the Greenville area.
In addition, John provides leadership in the areas of pastoral care -- ministering in the hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, and wherever people find themselves in need of care.
John surrendered to full-time ministry in 1983. He holds a degree in theology from International Seminary and also studied at United Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since the 1970s, John has served churches in Texas and Louisiana. His ministry assignments have been diverse. John has had considerable involvement in music ministry, serving most of his 44 years of ministry in music, served as a minister to youth and senior adults as well as church administration, education, and outreach. He has a well-rounded lifetime of ministry rooted in the essential disciplines and callings of a pastor.
John and his wife, Martha, have been married since 1969. They have three adult children (two boys and a girl) and five grandchildren (all girls).
Whenever they have free time, Bro. John and his wife Martha enjoy seeing the country on their Harley trike.
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Call John: 972-824-0020
Minister of Music
Steve is our worship leader and directs all phases of our music ministry. He also gives oversight to our Media Ministry, which includes our radio and television broadcasts.
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Minister to Students
Angela has been on staff at Highland Terrace since January 2006, and she has served HTBC as Minister to Students since April 2013. As Student Minister, Angela offers leadership to all areas of student ministry, including middle school, high school and college. She organizes and plans special events, as well as Sunday school, weekly in-home Bible studies, and Wednesday night services for the students. Angela’s heart is to see her students grow in a deep, meaningful relationship with the Lord that will reach beyond an activity or event, or even their time in the student ministry, but will last a lifetime. She also desires to share her passion of evangelism and missions with her students and help them find ways to serve both at home and around the world.
Angela and her husband Steven were married in August 1994 and they have three children, Mya, Cora and Corbin. She enjoys spending time with her family, supporting her students in their various events, and going on mission trips with her family and students.
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Director of Children's Ministry
Kelli has served as the Director of Children's Ministry at HTBC since June 2013. Kelli offers leadership to all areas of the children and preschool ministries at HTBC, including Sunday school, Awana, PDO, summer activities and special events. Kelli’s desire is to see the kids at HTBC grow in their relationship and knowledge of Jesus from the earliest of ages and develop a real relationship with Him that will last throughout their life.
Kelli is originally from Lone Oak, TX. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Texas A&M University- Commerce and a Master’s of Arts in Christian Education with a concentration in Children’s Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, sports, hunting and fishing and supporting her HTBC kids in their many different activities and sports.
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Dena has served as the Financial Officer since 1997. She overseas our financial operations which includes contributions, payroll and A/P. She also provides financial analysis to our church.
Dena received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. She is married to David and they have two adult children.
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HTBC would like to welcome Joseph Bradley to our team of employees! Joseph will be serving as our Communications Coordinator, and we are excited to have him on board! Joseph comes to us armed with a degree in Mass Communications from East Texas Baptist University, and has been serving on staff at First Baptist Church in Longview. Joseph will be helping coordinate all areas of communication, from printing, social media, web page, and also providing leadership in the audio and visual forms of communication, working with our incredible group of volunteers!
Ruth & her husband, Bill, have been members at Highland Terrace Baptist Church for 28 years.
They have been married for 52 years and have a daughter, son & two grandsons,
Ruth has served as Receptionist/Secretary at Highland Terrace for 8 years.
As receptionist she greets people either on the phone or as they come into the office for information regarding ministries at Highland Terrace.
She is also responsible for the Bible Study records for all the classes.
Ruth also supports the Pastors when they have work that needs to be done.
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Administrative Assistant to Senior Pastor
Belinda joined the HTBC staff in January of 2017.