Paul Gunn


Our pastor, Paul Gunn, came off an active duty tour with the Air Force Reserve. Paul served as a chaplain to Recruiting Services and as Chaplain Recruiter. Paul says the dual role was a good ministry stretcher as he “did life with people in the everyday grind.”  

Prior to his active duty tour, Paul served four churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas. He earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Paul grew up in a pastor’s home. His dad, Paul R. Gunn, pastored five churches in middle Tennessee.

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Bill Highsmith

Minister of Senior Adult Ministries and Recreation

He has served on staff since 1991. Bro. Bill directs an extensive program of activities for Senior Adults. Trips and activities, all-church fellowships, and much more are all carried out with professionalism and inclusiveness. Bro. Bill and his wife, Peggy, have two grown children, John and Cara, and a grandchild, Eric.



Terry Taylor

Minister of Music

Terry Taylor is the Managing Editor of Growing in Grace Children's Music Curriculum and the bi-vocational Minister of Music at Tusculum Hills Baptist Church. From 1980-2012 Terry served as minister of music in churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Oklahoma.

Terry is widely respected for his creativity and leadership in children's music. He is active as a composer, conference leader, guest conductor, and music advocate. He has served as a guest lecturer at Samford University, and is a board member of The Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University. Terry and his wife Laurie have two children, Carrie Beth and Jeremy, and three pretty much perfect grandchildren!


Barbara Lampley

Financial Secretary

Kim Wood

Ministry Assistant to Recreation Minister and IT