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  Senior Pastor, Mark McGranahan
Pastor Mark is a 1999 graduate of Eastern Illinois University (BA in History) and he and his wife Shelley are 2002 graduates of Moody Bible Institute (MA in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship). They have 4 children, Luke, Grace, Faith, and Samuel. Pastor Mark brings 12 years of experience as a youth pastor in Tucson; an associate pastor in Waterloo, Iowa; and senior pastor in Savage, Minnesota. 
Pastor Mark believes that the Bible is the very Word of God and contains everything we need to know about Him and to follow Him. 
From the pulpit, he focuses on preaching through one book of the Bible at a time so that we can all learn from a given book in its original context.  He and the leadership team seek to provide an environment where people can be authentic in worshipping God as they walk through life's struggles together.  In addition, he seeks to lead our people to share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ with those who are not yet following Him.
  Administrative Assistant, Mary McWhorter
Mary is married to Hank, has 2 children, and is Nana to 8 grandchildren.   She oversees the attendance and records of HCC, is editor of the Sunday Bulletin, attends to normal office duties, is an AWANA leader, and is on the Admin/Finance Committee.  She loves her job at the church and serving the Lord. 
Worship Team Director - Chris Woods - Highland Community Church - Highland, IL - 618-654-5751   Worship Team Director, Chris Woods
Chris serves Highland Community Church part-time. He is on the Music Faculty of Greenville College and holds a Doctorate in Trombone. He is married to Yvonne and has three children.
Worship Team Director - Chris Woods - Highland Community Church - Highland, IL - 618-654-5751   First Service Worship Leader, Joe Szoke
Joe serves Highland Community Church as the First Service Worship Leader. He has been singing all his life, and playing guitar since 1993. He became a Christian in 2001. Joe lives with his wife Stephanie, sons Eli and Alex, and three cats.


Jeff Grawe - Highland Community Church  - Highland IL - 618-654-5751Jeff Grawe
Howard GunningHoward Gunning
Christian Education

Tim McDaniel

              Steve Stone - Highland Community Church  - Highland IL - 618-654-5751         

Steve Stone
Finance & Admin


Alan Thuenemann

  Administrative Elder
Larry Vossel - Highland Community Church  - Highland IL - 618-654-5751

Larry Vossel
Chairman of Elder Board

To contact an Elder, please call the church office at 654-5751 for contact information.



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