Highland Baptist Church


Pastor Danny Anderson

(252) 725-5682

Pastor Danny and Lisa Anderson are originally from West Virginia. Before entering the ministry, Pastor Danny worked in the printing, textiles, and truck manufacturing industries. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Gardner-Webb University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary.

Lisa is a registered dental hygienist. She holds an Associate in Science Degree from Central Piedmont Community College and has worked in the dental field for over 25 years.

In their spare time, the Andersons enjoy spending time with their new grandson, occasionally playing golf and going to the beach. 


Deacon Jon Bius

(910) 987-4512

Jon is married to Christy, and they have two adult children and two grandsons. Jon teaches the Family Bible Study Sunday School Class.

Deacon Richard W. Copeland Jr.

(910) 476-3785

I was born in 1963 and raised in a military home (but not a godly one) in Fayetteville, NC. Yet I was blessed with godly grandparents! I graduated in 1981 from Pine Forest Sr. High School. From 1979 to 2005, I worked for Winn Dixie. I am presently employed at Carlie C’s IGA, where I have worked since 2006.

At the end of 1997, my heart was finally pricked by God. In 1998, He saved me through a message from the passage of Matthew 11:28-30. All I heard was peace and rest from life’s burdens. Though I had always known that God was real and His Son Christ Jesus died for my sins. I was slow to know Him and serve Him as I should, but praise be to God for His word! I know Him better and am growing because, for the last nine to ten years, I have read it almost daily. I would also like to praise God for the people in my life that helped me come to trust Him. They never turned their back on me, stayed after me, and never gave up on me.

In 1999, God showed me great grace and mercy by allowing me to marry Nona Gail Tyndall. We have a son–Dale, a daughter–Dannielle Wolfe, and four grandchildren.

I consider it a great privilege to serve at Highland Baptist Church as a deacon. I would love for you to visit and worship with us.

Deacon Matthew (Matt) King

(910) 322-4423

Matthew lives and works on the family farm in Robeson County. He is married and has two young daughters. Blessed to be born into a Christian family, he has been a believer in Christ for most of his life. He has been a Deacon at Highland since 2013 and is also grateful to be a part of the praise team.

Deacon David Nash

(910) 729-0192

David was born in 1963 in Fort Rucker, Alabama. As an Army Brat, he lived all over the United States and in Germany. Upon graduation from High School, he joined the Navy and spent four years on a ship going all over Asia and three years of shore duty in Germany and seeing much of Europe.

David has been a member of Highland Baptist Church since 2017 and volunteers as a member of the Personnel Committee, Communications Coordinator, and church photographer.

He is married to Kim, and they have a 10-year-old son, Matthew.

Deacon Richard Patterson

(917) 674-7090

I am Richard Patterson a deacon at Highland Baptist Church. I was a former professional basketball player and a former Kindergarten teacher. I received a Masters Degree in Human Services in 2009.

I enjoy my role at Highland Baptist Church. I’m grateful to be a deacon and learn more about the Lord. I enjoy the men and the topics in our Sunday School group. My initial contact with HBC came when I met our former pastor in the church parking lot. He shared the good news of the Lord with me and a few weeks later I attended my 1st Sunday Service. I made a commitment to Jesus and HBC in 2014.

Chairman of the Deacons
Deacon Joe Simpson

(910) 322-7816

I grew up in Connecticut in a non-Christian home. Then I later moved to North Carolina where I married Karen. Thank the Lord He saw fit to call me unto Him through salvation.