About: Staff

Highland Baptist Church Staff


Adam Pardue, Pastor

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AdamAdam Pardue has been our Pastor since March of 2012. He has been in full-time ministry for nearly 20 years, but this is his first Senior Pastorate. Adam has a Bachelors Degree in Music from Lamar University, a Masters Degree from Wayland Baptist University in Christian Ministry and his Masters of Divinity from BH Carroll. He plans to continue his education and pursue a Doctorate. Adam is married to Angie whom he met near his hometown. Adam and Angie were married on December 27, 1997. They have two beautiful girls, Avery and Abbey who have given their lives to Jesus and are enrolled at Heritage Middle School. Both girls love family time, soccer, dancing and playing outside.Before coming to Lubbock, Adam has served in four other churches including positions as Associate Pastor, Student Minister, Music Minister, Outreach Minister, and Activity Minister. Most of that time however he spent being a Student Minister, which he left just a couple of years ago to be an Associate Pastor. Adam loves spending time with his family, watching sports and working. He also loves people and enjoys this new role as pastor. Adam has already set a new tone at Highland making sure that Highland reaches its potential as a multi-generational and multi-cultural church. Adam also has a passion for the lost and missions. Listen closely and you will certainly hear him say, “Beyond the Walls” regularly as he encourages Highland to be the hands and feet of Jesus “Beyond the Walls” of our church building.

John Gillespie, Associate Pastor

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JohnJohn came to Highland Baptist Church in 2013. John was born and raised in East Texas and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 17. John and Rebekah married on December 17, 2005, and they have a son named John Micah and a daughter named Alice Dawn. John has served as Youth Minister at Jay Valley Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, Business Administrator at Oakland Heights Baptist Church in Longview, Texas, and Family Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Henderson, Texas. John attended Kilgore College and The University of Texas at Tyler where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration. John also received a Master’s Degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. John enjoys spending time with his family, music, hunting, umpiring baseball and working on home improvement projects.

 Scott Spruill, Student Minister

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ScottScott came to Highland Baptist Church in February 2014. He accepted Christ at the age of 13 and was raised in Lubbock, TX. Scott and his wife Paige were married in July 2011 and have a daughter named Skylar. Previously, Scott served as a Youth and Media Intern at Victory Life Baptist Church in Lubbock, Interim Youth Minister at Shadow Hills Baptist Church in Lubbock, Youth Intern at Arbor Drive Community Church in York, NE and Summer Group Camp Counselor at Camp Eagle in Rocksprings, TX. Scott received his Bachelors of Christian Ministry from Wayland Baptist University in 2014. His passion is discipling students to go and be the front lines of evangelism for the Lord. He also enjoys spending time with his family, softball, frisbee, playing drums and guitar and watching movies.

Kathy West, Financial Ministry Assistant



Jennifer Steiwig, Ministry Assistant



Amy Garza, Building Supervisor


David Bearden, Maintenance