Highland Park Baptist Church


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Nancy Baughman

Early Childhood

Although quick to point out that preschoolers are more my size, Nancy Baughman brings a big heart and lots of experience – close to fifty years – to children’s ministries.  She started out volunteering in Children's Ministry at HPBC when she was 12 years old and never left!  She joined our staff in 1996 as Early Childhood Director. 

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Education at Eastern Michigan University, Nancy taught Kindergarten at a Christian School before starting a family, then ran a preschool in her home for the next twenty years.  Nancy believes that building a trusting relationship with children is the key to opening their hearts to God’s love.

With the support of her creative and energetic volunteers, the Early Childhood program continues to use concrete and hands on ways to show little ones God loves them.  Nancy and Ken have been married close to forty years and they have three grown children and seven grandchildren.  Nancy’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with her family.