Ministers

Pat Bills

As Lead Minister, Pat is charged to be a primary voice of leadership for the Highland Oaks Church. By working in close relationship with the shepherd group and ministry staff, Pat’s hope is to become a pastor-teacher who embodies a bold vision for God’s dream at the Highland Oaks Church.

Kevin Harrington-Bain

Kevin Harrington-Bain, a recent addition to the Highland Oaks staff and family, is the Student Minister, which means he gets to work with grades 6-12 and their families. He and his wife, Mackenzie, both graduated ACU in 2015, he with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry and she with a degree in Psychology. Kevin…

George Baker

  Dallas native Elder and Concern Minister, George Baker is passionate about caring for the sick and hurting. Nicknamed ‘Papa George’ by the children of the congragation, George is best known for the tremendous amount of love he demonstrates daily in the lives of his Christian brothers and sisters. George enjoys sports, jogging, singing,and spending…

Becky Burroughs

Executive Minister, Becky Burroughs is passionate about discovering God’s plan for her life. She has a strong desire for the church to support families in the spiritual formation of their children. A self-professed life-long learner who believes that with God all things are possible, she looks for opportunities to challenge herself in an effort to…

Marla Finley

Marla Finley, a recent addition to the Highland Oaks staff, is the Children’s Minister, which means she gets to work with children from birth to 5th grade and their families. She is married to Trey and they have two sons Caden and Grant.  The Finley family has been an integral part of the Highland Oaks…

Chad Higgins

With a gift for molding and shaping particular themes into worship experiences, Chad’s deep passion lies in teaching others the truest nature of what worship is: a lifestyle. As Chad expressed, “My passion is leading God’s people in His praises. There are very few events in life as “centering” as congregational worship. In those moments,…

Jon Mullican

Jon Mullican is passionate about enhancing relationships within the church by facilitating authentic, open dialogue. Jon has a gift for discernment and listening in a way that allows people to be heard and understood. In his role as Minister of Church Development, Jon will use these gifts to help connect the church more deeply to…

Betsy Stratton

Betsy Stratton has been on staff at HOCC since 2008.  In September of 2016, she made the move from Student Ministry to the newly developed role of Community Life Minister.  The Lord has fostered in Betsy a love for community over the past several years, and in this new role, she will be working to…