Our Staff

Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Say hello to the leadership team here at Heights. Got questions for us? Contact us by clicking here.


Tim Gruver

Tim has served as Pastor of Heights Baptist Church since 2004. With a focus on the truth of the Word and the glory of God, he has seen the Lord transform the Church into a beautiful fellowship of believers. He has a passion to see the love of God spread throughout Liberty and touch the lives of its people. Tim and his wife Dee Ann have three grown children, Austin, Kirbie, and Micah. “Seek the face of God, and His…
Minister of Music

Gary Downey

Gary came to Heights Baptist Church in 2007 as our Minister of Music and Worship. He has had the privilege of serving in ministry for over 40 years. During those years he has served in churches in Houston, Liberty, Huntsville and Silsbee. Gary’s musical education and vast church ministry experience helps him develop a worship service that blends the old and the new, the traditional and the contemporary, all in the praise of God. He believes that worship is a…
Minister of Youth

David Shaw

David is currently a BA student at The Master’s University online and has been in ministry for several years. He is available Tuesday – Friday for an office visit and would love to discuss with you how our church’s Front Line youth ministry can help your children and our community to grow in the faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ. A recent transplant from New Mexico, David enjoys hunting, fishing, and shooting sports. He is married to Angela Shaw and they…
Ministry Assistant

Agnes Hendry

Agnes has faithfully served Heights as Ministry Assistant since 1999. Raised in Liberty and a graduate of Liberty High School, she and her husband Oscar have one daughter, Katee, and three beautiful grand-daughters. Her hobbies include sewing, quilting, fishing and cooking. Agnes’ calling is to serve the staff and membership of Heights in its work, both within the church body and within the community. She also enjoys serving in our children’s ministry, teaching Bible study and missions. “Don’t put that…