Pastor & Staff

Kevin Myers

Lead Pastor

Kevin’s desire for every believer in Christ and therefore every member of Highland Park, is to Experience the true abundant Life God offers through His Son Jesus Christ. Such an abundant life is reflected in the simply profound call to LOVE GOD – LOVE PEOPLE. He seeks to equip the Highland Park Family for this call through a clear commitment to the faithful exposition of God’s word. Kevin grew up here in Texarkana under the influence of godly parents and in partnership with a local church family. Without a doubt, his ministry has been influenced by the local church family environment. He came to know the love of God at an early age and was called to ministry while in high school. Initially reluctant to follow God’s call, many years were wasted in business pursuits before the Lord graciously offered another opportunity in youth ministry. In December of 2003, the Highland Park Baptist Church family called Kevin to be their pastor. Kevin married his high school sweetheart, Lisa, in 1984. They have one daughter and son-in-law, Morgan and Justin Raffray and two granddaughters, Scarlett and Vivien. When Kevin is not here among the HPBC family, he can be found spending time on a lawn mower or tractor, but lately simply enjoys being outside with the grandkids.

Don Howren

Interim  Worship Pastor

Don has served as Minister of Music for over 50 years, serving in Missouri, Illinois and Texas. Don retired from First Baptist Church Texarkana after 30 years as the Minister of Music. This is his second time to serve as the interim at Highland Park. Don and his wife Sue have been married for 52 years and have three children and five grandchildren.

Shelby Cox

Youth Director

Shelby is the youth director at HPBC and has been serving at the church since fall 2017. Shelby studied and received her Bachelor of Music in worship arts from Ouachita Baptist University in spring of 2017. She and her husband Matthew Cox have been married since September 2017 and they have two fur children named Macy and Rufus.

Ashley House

Pre-school Coordinator 

Leah McMunn

Children's Ministry Director

Leah is the children's ministry director. She has been married to  Jason since 1994. They have been blessed with 3 sons Andrew, Aaron, and Asher.
She began homeschooling her children in 2006. Her mother led her to accept Jesus as her personal savior at the age of 9. They began visiting HPBC  in 2007 and were quickly drawn to the loving family spirit here at HPBC. She was asked in 2017 to join the ministry team by working with the children and their parents.

Valerie Mills

Office Manager

Rose Kesterson

Church Receptionist

Caleb Coleman

Media Director

Tatiana Sanders


John Resecker

Facilities Manager