Brandon Cochran - Pastor

Brother Brandon and his family joined the Highland Park fellowship in 2012, prior to that he served on staff at FBC Henderson. A self-described Biblicists, Brandon believes that all answers to life’s questions are in the Bible. One of his greatest joys is experiencing the teaching of the Word in a way that lives are changed.

His wife Delana is a teacher at the Primary and he has two teenagers that also keep him busy.

Between family, ministry and pursuing a seminary degree, life stays busy for the Cochran’s. It is a labor of love for the Lord knowing the prize He has set before them.




Gregory Howell - Associate Pastor

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28-29

I am originally from Mobile Alabama. I pastored a small church in Washington County while I finished my Bachelor’s degree at University of Mobile. God moved our family to Fort Worth in 2008 so that I could attend seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I completed my Master’s degree in 2012. My family moved to Kilgore in 2015 feeling the leading of the Lord to serve East Texas.

It is my sincere desire to see people grow in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that God has called my family to serve in Kilgore and to invest in the lives of the people here. I believe that when the Bible says every word is “God breathed” that it is describing both the First and Second Testaments of the Bible.  I believe that the Bible teaches Jesus from Genesis to Revelation without any mixture of error. The answers to all the problems we face in life can be found in Jesus, and our guide to Him is the Bible.

Jason Chism - Associate Pastor of Worship Ministries