Brent Slater is the Senior Pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church. He was raised in Africa as the son of medical missionaries and then, after receiving his seminary training at Denver Seminary, he was sent out by HPBC to serve the Lord in Uganda. He planted churches and developed leaders in Uganda for 22 years along with his wife, Inell, and their three sons. During those years he completed a Ph.D. in Edinburgh, Scotland before coming back to serve this, his home church, as pastor of missions and leadership development.
Brent and Inell love to ride bikes. From early Spring to late Fall, their favorite pastime is to bike Michigan’s beautiful countryside. They also love hiking. They've climbed glacier capped mountains in Africa and enjoy taking multiple day hikes in places like Michigan's Upper Peninsula and in national parks. Africa gave them a love for wild animals (they've even had monkeys as pets!) and Luke and Garrett especially love riding horses. Books are everywhere in their home and when they leave home, they love to travel to untamed and less visited places!
In January, 2008, Brent was asked to serve as Senior Pastor. Brent's desire is to glorify God by faithfully teaching and obeying His Word, serving His people, and reaching the lost both here and around the world. He has a passion for the King whose kingdom crosses borders and cultures, making disciples of all people.