Jim Norman- Senior Pastor

Pastor Jim Norman began his ministry at Highland Baptist Church on October 30, 2016.  Prior to coming to Highland, he was the Sr. Pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mountain City, TN.

Jim earned a B.A. in Theology from Florida Baptist Theological College and obtained a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Jim is currently serving on the Tennessee Baptist Convention Executive Board.

Jim is married to Samanthia Norman.  They have 3 children, Ashley, Olivia, and Christopher.  Jim and Samanthia have one Granddaughter, Audrey, daughter of Ashley and Max.

Matt Koehler- Minister of Youth and Education


Matt began his ministry at Highland Baptist Church on November 5, 2017. Prior to coming to Highland, he was a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX and graduated in May 2017.

Matt earned his B.A. in Christian Studies from Truett-McConnell University and obtained a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matt is passionate about equipping and training students to do missions and evangelism. He desires for all students to know and live out their identity in Jesus Christ.

Matt is married to Joanna Koehler. They have 2 sons, Titus and Lucas. Matt is an avid Braves and Falcons fan. He enjoys eating cross-cultural types of food, hiking, baseball, wrestling and reading books with his sons.

Kathy Hasty- Nursery Director

Kathy Hasty has been the Nursery Director since June of 2016.  She is married to Keith Hasty and they have two children, Lauren and Matthew.

 Amy Jackson – Office Manager

Amy has been the Office Manager at Highland Baptist Church since October of 2011.  Amy was nominated as Tullahoma’s Finest Secretary in 2016 and was voted Tullahoma’s Finest Secretary in 2017.  In addition to her office duties, Amy is also A Notary Public.

Amy is a graduate of Union University, where she obtained a BA in Religion and a minor in History in 1997.  She then continued her education at MTSU, where she earned a teaching license in 7-12 History.  Amy taught for several years in the public and private school systems.

In her spare time, Amy volunteers at Life Care Center of Tullahoma and explores the surrounding area with her sister.

Helping people and being a support person is a passion of Amy’s and she is very glad to put her experience and education to use at Highland Baptist.

Child Development Center

Mrs. Ann Smith – Director


Ann has a B. S. in Early Childhood Education from Middle Tennessee State University.  She taught Preschool and Kindergarten in public schools.

Ann has had a long relationship with Highland and Highland CDC.  She taught preschool here, and sent her children to the CDC.  Ann and her family are very involved in Highland Baptist Church.  She and her husband, Stan, both teach Children’s Sunday School and Ann also teaches Children’s Church on Sunday Mornings.

Ann and Stan have two children, Jonathan and Milly.  They look forward to seeing Jonathan, who passed away at age 6,  again in heaven.  Milly is their gift here on earth.



Facilities Managers – Jimmy Gaddis & Roger Williams


Jimmy Gaddis and Roger Williams have been the Facilities Managers for Highland Baptist since November of 2014.