Worship Pastor Search Committee

Search Committee Update
We have partnered with Vanderbloemen – thepremier church staffing executive search firm to help us find our candidate for our currently empty worship pastor position.


May 2018 – Chuck Guilbert resigns as worship pastor to manage his wedding venue, Garrison Gardens
June 2018 – Worship Pastor Search Committee is formed.
September 2018 – Keith Wilkerson joins us as interim worship leader and completes his time with us in December.
January 2019 – Don Howren takes over as worship leader interim and completed his time with us in June.
March 2019 – It is announced to the church that 27 candidates have been selected for preliminary interviews conducted by Vanderblomen. 5-7 Candidates will be referred to us for further interviews.
May 2019 – The 5-7 candidates selected by Vanderbloemen will be interviewed by our search committee and a final 3 will be selected for further interviews.
June 16, 2019 – Carol Hodgson presented Bryce Dooley as our candidate for our worship pastor position.
June 22 – Meet & Greet with the Dooley Family. 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in DeCamp Hall. This is open to all church members
June 23, 2019 – In View of Call Day. Bryce will be presented as our worship pastor. Please make arrangements to be here for this exciting day.

Welcome Bryce Dooley & Family

Highland Park Baptist Church is excited to welcome Bryce Dooley and his family as our new worship pastor. Bryce has served multiple congregations anywhere from 250-2800 in size. He has a bachelor of music from Stephen F. Austin University and a masters in music from Southwestern Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Stephanie have two sons, Logan who is attending Ouachita Baptist University and Zach, who will be starting his freshman year in Texarkana. Bryce is currently the interim worship pastor as FBC Duncanville in Duncanville, TX.