Ministers and Staff

wayne cornwellWayne Cornwell – Pulpit Minister

Wayne is one of Highland Height’s strongest assets. He has served as our preacher since November of 1990. He graduated from Lipscomb University in 1982, married his wonderful wife and has two beautiful children. He is blessed with an amazing gift of speech and has a rock-solid foundation of Bible knowledge. Wayne’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28 which reads, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Since Wayne’s arrival, the congregation has grown drastically and much of that can be attributed to his dedication to teaching the Gospel of Christ. We are very thankful to have Wayne as part of our family.



matt wilberMatt Wilber – Youth Minister

Matt Wilber, commonly referred to as “Wilber”, began as our new youth minister in October 2006. Wilber hails from the good ole town of Portland, TN, where he worked with the youth of the Portland Church of Christ for three years. Wilber’ s infectious personality and enthusiasm have helped him develop good relationships with our teens. He is excited to be here at Highland. He enjoys teaching and planning events for our teens to grow closer to Christ. He is married to a wonderful woman, Alison. Alison and Wilber welcomed their first child, a daughter named Darby, to their family on September 9, 2010. Wilber can also bench press 300 pounds. Wilber’ s favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 3:20-21, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”


joshua pappasJoshua Pappas – Minister of Education & Evangelism

Joshua Pappas is a devoted minister of the gospel of Christ. He has been involved in ministry for nearly 15 years as a teacher, youth worker, personal evangelist, pulpit preacher, and education minister. He came to Highland in 2008. Josh is helped by his wonderful wife, Keshia, and they have two sons, Nathan and Logan. Josh counts it a great privilege to serve the Lord and finds great joy in helping others to grow spiritually. He has several favorite Bible passages, one of them being: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ–by grace you have been saved–and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:4-7 ESV).



nedia carlinNedia Carlin – Secretary

Nedia Carlin has enjoyed working as secretary at Highland Heights since 1990. She works Monday-Thursday 8-2:30 p.m. She and her family have been attending Highland Heights since 1977.

Some of her favorite verses are:

Whatever you ask in prayer, believe you have received it and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms 27:1

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