Our Elders

 

Robert Baldwin

 
Robert was converted to Christ in 1962 at the age of 8. Robert came to High Pointe in 1999 to serve as the Worship Pastor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Houston Baptist University in 1980. Robert and his wife have one son, two daughters, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law and two grandsons.

Mike Bradford

 
Mike was converted to Christ in 1996 from the teaching and preaching of a church he attended in college. He joined High Pointe Baptist Church in 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Mike and his wife have two sons and one daughter.
 

Rob Cooper

 
Rob was converted to Christ in college in 1994 while participating in a CRU Bible Study. In 2010, he joined High Pointe Baptist Church and became an elder in 2016. He earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT in Cambridge, MA, and is currently employed as a Semiconductor Test Engineer. Rob and his wife have one daughter and one son

Otis Fields

 
Otis Fields was converted to Christ in 1986 after visiting Christ Memorial Baptist Church, now High Pointe Baptist Church. Otis worked for the Comptroller of Public Accounts for thirty-two years and retired as Director of Audit in 2008. He is currently a real estate agent. Otis and his wife have two daughters, one son-in-law and two grandchildren.
 

Josh Hayward

 
Josh Hayward was converted to Christ in 1996 at the age of 11. In 2010, he joined the staff of High Pointe Baptist Church to serve as the Assistant Pastor for Student Ministry and Biblical Counseling. Now Josh serves High Pointe as an Associate Pastor. He earned a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Josh and his wife have four sons and one daughter.

Addison Lawrence

 
Jesus saved Addison Lawrence when he was 24, hearing the gospel from his future wife, Debi. Through God’s grace, Addison and Debi just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary, and they are blessed with 4 children who love the Lord. Two are members of High Pointe, one is married living in Houston, and one is a student at Baylor. Addison and Debi have been on mission trips to Central Asia and they’ve done Christian benevolence work in Mexico with Casas por Cristo. Addison graduated from Texas A&M University with an MBA, and he currently serves as an IT Operations Director at Dell. Addison previously served as elder for 6 years at High Pointe.
 

Anil Levi

 
Anil Levi was converted to Christ in 1989 at the age of 20. In 1995, he joined High Pointe Baptist Church (then Christ Memorial Baptist Church) and became an elder in 2013. Anil earned an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from JN Engineering College in Aurangabad, India and later earned a graduate degree in Computer Science from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He is currently employed as a Systems Verification Engineer. Anil and his wife have one son.

Juan Sanchez

 
Since 2005, Juan has served as senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds an MDiv, a ThM, and a PhD in systematic theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, Juan serves as a council member of The Gospel Coalition, co-founder and president of Coalición, assistant professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and president of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He has authored numerous books, including

1 Peter for You and Seven Dangers Facing your Church (forthcoming March 2018). Juan came to faith in Christ at the age of 17 out of a Roman Catholic background, and since 1990 has been married to Jeanine. They live in the Austin metro area and have five daughters, two sons-in-law, one granddaughter, and one grandson. You may request Juan as a speaker here.