Highland Baptist Church



Highland Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking the man God has called as a full-time pastor to lead and equip us in growing His Kingdom in Hope Mills, NC and to the ends of the earth.

Interim Pastor

                           Pat Hash

Dr. Pat Hash is a native of Corbin, KY. He retired after serving 37 years in the U.S. Army, 28 of those years as a Chaplain on June 5, 2011. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY, class of ’76. He earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Divinity Degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, AL. In addition to his service as an Army chaplain, Dr. Hash served three Southern Baptist Churches – Blanket Creek Baptist Church, Falmouth, KY, Jeffersonville Baptist Church, Jeffersonville, KY and First Baptist Church, St. Pauls, NC. His life verse is Joshua 1:9.

Chaplain Hash is married to the former Lynn Bishop of Woodbine, KY. They have four sons:  LTC Matthew Hash assigned to Fort Bragg; Andrew Hash, Charlotte; Joshua, St. Pauls; and Christian, serving in the Peace Corps in Ukraine. They have seven grandchildren; Jordan, Jacob, Noah, Sarah Elizabeth, Ellie, Paul, and Jenna Lynn.


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