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Our Team

Tony Lawson   Senior Pastor

Bro. Tony Lawson and his family joined the Highland Park family in September 2019. We are excited to have Bro. Tony, his wife Sara, and their children Asher, Felicity, and Sophie as part of our church family.


He has degrees from both Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bro. Tony is also currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree. He has served in Pastoral ministry for the last 8 years. 


Bro. Tony loves spending time with his family, fishing, sports, and watching movies. Sara’s passion is being a full-time mom and homemaker, and she enjoys reading, being artistically creative, and, though they are no pros, Sara and Tony both really enjoy going bowling.

“Even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45

Vanessa Underwood   Church Secretary

Vanessa has been serving at Highland Park as Secretary since St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, 1997. She counts it a blessing that the church has so lovingly welcomed her and her family with such open arms and continuously showers them with he love of Christ daily. She and her husband John have two grown kids and between them the Lord has blessed them with seven grand-kids that keep them very busy.

Email me: secretary@hpbcmp.com

Brian Moore       Minister of Music & Youth

Brian has served as Youth Minister since 2005, and also became Music Minister in 2015. He is married to his wonderful wife Kristane and they have 2 boys Braden and Bryson. Brian enjoys fishing, going to the gym. As an avid sports fan, he gets to combine his passion for impacting students lives by serving as Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Basketball and Track Coach at Pittsburg High School.


Email me: brian@hpbcmp.com

Dana Armstrong             Children's Director

Ms. Dana has a heart for children and her calling is teaching and ministering to children. She is the mother of 3 and a 6th grade teacher at a PE Wallace Middle School in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Dana has been a member of Highland Park Baptist Church for over 20 years.

She and our Children’s Department Volunteers are ready to meet you and share the love of God with your child(ren).


Email me: darmstrong@mpisd.net

Audrey Gillean  Preschool Director

Ms. Audrey loves children and has been called to teach and minister to them. She is the mother of 3 boys and a 5th grade teacher at PE Wallace Middle School in Mount Pleasant, Texas. She and our Preschool volunteers are eager to meet you and share God’s love with your child(ren).


Email me: agillean03@yahoo.com

Buddy Blue  Senior Adult Minister

 Email me: cathyblue3@aol.com

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