Doug Carlin was appointed as one of our elders in March 2002. He is not new to Highland Heights since he served eleven years as an elder previously. It is very exciting to have him in this capacity. Doug serves honorably and reverently. He is very easy to talk to and is always willing to help anyone in need. Doug, Nedia and their two children have been an integral part of the growth of this congregation over the years. Doug’s favorite verse is Deuteronomy 29:29 and his goal as an Elder is given in Matthew 22:37 & 39.
My favorite scripture is John – chapter 15 where we are challenged to grow and bear fruit.
My desire as an elder is to give my very best effort to serve our members in a manner that will encourage and strengthen their faith in Christ. I hope to help strengthen our congregation by spreading my love for the Truth of God’s Word and its power in our lives. My favorite thoughts are that as Christians we understand we are forgiven daily by prayer and to learn to focus on the new day before us. My pledge is that our congregation grow in spirit of God’s love for us and to one another.
I’ve been married 34 years as of 17 July, 2010 to the same woman. How about that! Have two sons: Lee, 28 and Brett 26. Lee has his own Tile business and Brett is a student at MTSU. My wife has worked for Doctor Johnson (orthodontist) for 26 years. I’ve taught school and coached track/cross country at Ezell Harding and La Vergne High School for the same amount to time. The Air National Guard has been another place of employment for the last 22 years. During that time I’ve worked as an aircrew member on a C-130 and served as an operations officer in the 118th APS. My hobbies include fishing (with Lee and a few of my fishing buddies, Don Winningham and Charlie Giffen) playing golf with Brett, my parents, and my brother. I love doing Church activities and love the people at Highland.
Albert Godsey has been an elder for nearly 19 years. He sees his main purpose as overseeing and serving the flock at Highland Heights. His favorite part of being an elder is helping others, conducting bible studies, and watching Christians grow and mature. His favorite Bible verses are Romans 8:28 and Matthew 6:33. When asked to make a comment to the church he said he hopes that we all, “Follow the Bible and let it be our guide.” He wishes for all Christians to be involved in the work at Highland and for all to attend the worship services. He simply prays that he can be the Christian he should be and also the elder he should be.
Roy Mullins has been an elder for 11 years. He is primarily responsible for the education program as well as the strengthening of all the members at Highland. His favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 which reads “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Though Brother Roy is very soft spoken, his heart and fervor for the Lord is great.
Bill Stafford was appointed an elder in October 2005. Bill is humbled by the responsibility of serving – working to see that the truth is taught. While his duties include overseeing the finances of the congregation, he feels his primary responsibility is the spiritual well being of the family at Highland Heights. His vision for Highland Heights is continued spiritual growth in God’s will – and with that, will come love for one another and a growth in our numbers. He encourages participation in the many activities of the church – again gaining a greater love for God and one another. Romans 5:8 reads “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”, and is one of his favorite passages.