Pastor Gene T. Ownbey, Jr.

Pastor Gene started at HHBC September of 2015. Prior to that he served as Executive Pastor of Edwards Road Baptist Church, also in Greenville, from 2003, as well as Pastor to Young Married Adults at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden, NC from 2001-2003. From 1989-2001 he worked for GMAC Insurance as an investigator, trainer, and supervisor. Pastor Gene obtained a Masters in Biblical Counseling from the SBTS and has a BSBA from the University of Tennessee. Married to his best friend, Angie, they are blessed with four children, Brett, Katie, Hannah, and Luke. Gene enjoys his family, riding the Swamp Rabbit Trail and Tennessee Football. He believes biblical counsel, from the pulpit and the office, is the greatest need in the church today.

You may contact Pastor Gene via e-mail at Twitter @pastor_disaster, and Facebook at geneandangie ownbey.


Clay Simmons, Children's Director

Clay started at HHBC June of 2014. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and History from Southeastern Baptist Seminary. Prior to this, he served as Student Minister at Midway Baptist Church in Cookeville, TN from 2009-2012 and as an Intern in the Guest Services Department at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN from 2012-2013. Clay is married to his lovely bride, Leah, and they have two sons, Caleb and Justice. Clay enjoys family time, fishing, reading, Star Wars, and Miami Hurricanes sports.

If you have any questions regarding our Children's Ministry Program you may contact Clay via e-mail at



Danny Seay, Worship Leader

Danny began serving at HHBC in April of 2016. Shortly after, he graduated from North Greenville University in the class of 2016 with a Bachelors of Art in Intercultural Studies. He plans to continue his education in 2017 at the SBTS in Louisville, KY where he will pursue a degree in International Church Planting or Islamic Studies. God has called Danny to a long-term career in foreign missions and has burdened him for the Muslim peoples of the world. However, Danny also realizes that missions and worship are inextricably linked and therefore his other passion is leading the Church in the worship of God. Danny’s interests include playing guitar and singing, reading books (unless they are for school), and spending time with his family, friends, and fiancé Ashlyn. Prior to his time at Hampton Heights, Danny served at Forestville Baptist Church from 2014 to 2015 and prior to that he served at his home church of El Bethel Baptist Church. Danny’s hope for the people of HHBC is that God would be clearly displayed in His holiness and that every person would seek to worship Him above all else.
If you have any questions regarding our Music Ministry you may contact Danny via email at


Nancy Standish, Office Administrator

Nancy started at HHBC May of 2014. Prior to serving at HHBC she was an Executive Assistant for a Cerebral Palsy Association in NY where she served 10 yrs. She is married to her husband, Kevin, and they are blessed with three children, Casey, Stephanie, and Jacob. Nancy has 5 grandsons between her two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her husband on the weekends as they ride their motorcycle, enjoying God’s beautiful creation. She also enjoys going to NY and TN to see her daughters and their families when she can. Her son graduated from Riverside High School in 2016 and currently is home working at a local restaurant.