Highland Baptist Church

We exist to glorify God by winning people to Christ, developing them to Christ-like maturity,

and in every stage of life, equipping them to be ministers in their world.


God is the creator of the universe and giver of all that is good. God is the Savior—known boldly and intimately in Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection—who shows us how to live and love. God is the Spirit who enables us to make a difference in our world and in the lives of others. We believe that grace is the love, honesty, and compassion that God gives and shows us in Jesus. It’s how Jesus saves us, heals us, sets us free, and increases our capacity for love. We believe that we need each other. Whether single, married, divorced or widowed, it’s a lot easier to follow God with friends than it is by ourselves. We affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.



When we think about why we exist as a church, we first need to focus on worship.  All that we do as a church should be an overflow and outflow of our worship.  We exist as a body of believers who will exalt the greatness of God.


As a body of believers we are called to spread the Good News of Jesus, be it in the church, workplace, home or anywhere else. Simply put, Jesus wants us to tell people the Good News that God has sent a Savior to die for us all.


Our goal is that our members are equipped to not only evangelize the lost world, but also to grow in their own walk with the Lord. We believe that this happens primarily in the context of a community of believers gathering around the Word of God.


Scripture says that they will know us by our love for one another. We desire to be a church that serves those in our fellowship, as well as outside our fellowship. Our prayer is that all that is said and done in our church is done as an expression of love, rooted in God's love for us.


We want you to come just as you are. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest church in town. When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit that you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. As long as you come through our doors, we want to make sure you feel loved and welcomed. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us at our Welcome Center. We love to hear from our new visitors! 


Dr. Gray Little

Interim Senior Pastor

Ryan Flynt

Associate Pastor of

Family Ministries

Kenny Robison

Associate Pastor of Worship

and Senior Adult Ministries



828 9th Ave NE

Hickory, NC   28601

Ph: (828)-328-2683


Sunday Morning

       9:30am- Sunday School

       10:45am- Morning Worship / KidzWorship

Sunday Evening

       5:30-7:00pm- Discipleship Small Groups (Student and Adult)

       & Children's Choir

Wednesday Evening

       6:00-7:30pm- Kingdom Kids, Student MidWeek, Worship Choir,

       & Adult Bible Study