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The mission of College Heights Baptist Church is to love and glorify God by magnifying the name of Jesus Christ. We seek to expand God’s Kingdom in the city of Plainview and beyond by intentionally making disciples.  We are a passionate group of people who have been changed by the blood of Jesus and want to celebrate that truth, while seeing others do the same.  Our desire is to foster a community of love that reaches out with the truth of the Gospel. 


Plainview, Texas is a diverse community and we at CHBC pride ourselves on being diverse as well.  We welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of age, race or economic standing.  

Our Leadership Team:


Taylor and his wife, Meredith, have been married since 2008. They have three sons, Timothy, Caleb, and Samuel. Taylor is finishing his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on Missiology/Church Revitalization at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Taylor’s core values of the Gospel, Scripture, Family, and Mission provide the foundation for his personal walk, spiritual leadership, and ministry calling. He is devoted to both expository preaching and discipleship that leads to life transformation and has been serving at College Heights Baptist Church since October 2020.
joe berry

Minister of Music

Joe and his wife, Margaret, have been married since 1972.  They have one daughter Michelle.  Michelle and her husband Justin live in Irving, Texas. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in music education from Prairie View A & M University. He has served as Minister of Music/Worship at First Church of the Nazarene, Plainview; Bethel Baptist, Plainview and here at College Heights Baptist Church, since 1997. 

I love spending time with my family, singing and listening to music, playing and watching sports. My favorite hymn and praise chorus are “Victory in Jesus” and “Everlasting God”.  My life verse is Psalm 37:4 which says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”


Minister to Students

Jon was born in Montrose, Colorado and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Idaho in 2001 and then joined the U.S. Army. After three years of active duty, serving in Washington, Georgia, Colorado, Iraq, and Korea, Jon attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary earning a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Ph.D. in Student Ministry. Jon served at Richland Hills Baptist Church and First Baptist Hurst before joining College Heights in December 2019.

Children’s and Pre-K Director

Linda Drake is married to Reverend Kerry Drake and they have two children, Abbie and Sadie Drake. They are a homeschool family and have homeschooled their children for 13 years. Linda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from NMSU and Master level studies in Church Ministries from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Linda has worked as a Medical Social Worker, Pediatric Case Manager, private school teacher, Special Needs Private School Administrator, Homeschool Coop Teacher, public speaker, pastor’s wife, and published author. Her favorite hobbies are hiking and being outdoors, painting, and exploring God’s word.

Assistant to the Preschool Director

Myla M. Hartsell was born and raised at Shell Rock, Iowa. She was married to Truitt Hartsell for almost 32 years before he passed away in 2010.  She has two step-daughters, four granddaughters, and two great-grandsons.
Myla worked as an office manager for Dr. J. Irvin Gaynor, a dentist, for 43 years. She became a member of C.H.B.C. in Sept. of 1987, and has served faithfully in the preschool and many other areas. Myla delights in seeing preschoolers learn about Jesus, and leading the team to provide a happy, secure and clean area for the babies and children.
Her pastimes include spending time with friends & family, reading, attending WBU Flying Queens and Pioneer games, and of course serving wherever needed at her church.

Secretary / Office Manager

Rhonda D. Morton was born and raised right here in Plainview, TX.  She was married to Randy Morton for 22 yrs. before she lost him in May of 2014.  Together they raised 3 daughters.  She is also the proud grandmother to 2 grandchildren. She worked 10 yrs. as a cafeteria manager at College Hill Elementary.  During that time she went back to Seth Ward Baptist Church where she grew up going to church and was saved.  When she started back at Seth Ward Baptist Church she started running the Church van on Wednesdays and Sunday morning picking up people (kiddos) to bring them to church.  Then with the changes in the she became the Church Secretary.  Then with the loss of her husband she started working at McCoy’s Building supply and has been at McCoy’s for almost 3 yrs.