UPDATE 9/16/2020

Dear Church Family,

       At the present time and at least through October 1st, we are still under a governor’s mandate of safer at home, six-foot distancing, and wearing of masks. At East Highland Baptist Church, we are still having services on campus on Sunday morning and Wednesday night. Masks are recommended but not required, and we are still practicing social distancing by seating. As a result, we are still not having small groups in our classrooms (Sunday School or Discipleship Training), or doing activities where we cannot exercise social distancing.  However, many of you are doing online classes—and your literature is in the church narthex for you to come by and pick up. This includes various magazines and devotionals many of you use.

       We have resumed Children’s Worship in the Fellowship Hall during worship service at 10:30am. We have also resumed Wednesday morning Prayer Meeting/Bible Study at 10:00am. Youth Bible Study on Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 is also resuming. We are also beginning AWANA starting at 5 and ending at 6:30pm. It will be done in a different format to permit distancing and with less children in any one space.

       Finally, thank you for being faithful in your giving and serving.  Our church is blessed to have so many faithful members doing what they can in these difficult, and most unique days. Praying for you.

Bro. Wally


Phase 1 re-opening procedures:

  1. We will continue to provide online live streaming of services on Facebook and YouTube. These will be available for anyone who is uncomfortable with meeting in-person.
  2. There will only be two services, both in the main auditorium in this phase. Sunday at 10:30 AM and Wednesday at 6:30 PM.  There will not be any small group meetings at this time.
  3. There will be no nursery during services.
  4. Attendees are encouraged to wear surgical style masks. We will have some masks available at the door.
  5. We will abide by the Social Distancing rules.
    1. Families will enter the building when directed by an usher at front door and proceed as directed by additional ushers to a setting area.
    2. Families should sit together, including children and youth.
    3. You will be directed to your seat by an usher who will maintain social distancing with you and the next family group seated.
    4. We will only use the front door next to the sanctuary.
    5. When service is finished, we will dismiss by rows as directed. Families should exit the building when dismissed.  Please maintain social distancing in the parking lot.
  6. The restrooms will be open, but we ask that their use be avoided if possible.
  7. The water fountains will not be available for use during this time.
  8. Offerings will be collected in boxes prior to entering the sanctuary.
  9. Please be considerate of others, while you may not feel that these measures are necessary, the person next to you may be counting on them for their medical safety.
Worship Services
Sunday Mornings 10:30 AM
Sunday Evening 6 PM
Sunday School
Sunday 9:15 AM
Prayer Meeting
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Sunday Evening 5:00 PM
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The dedicated staff of East Highland Baptist Church love the Lord and enjoy being servants to His people. Each one works tirelessly to to help you grow in your Christian walk and experience Christ in a closer way.
Please select a staff member to the right to view information about each of them.

Walter M. Blackman Jr. (Bro. Walter)

Senior Pastor

Jeremy Mitchell

Minister to Students

Jason Sapp

Minister to Children

Charles Stone

Minister of Missions

Mrs. Betty Drinkard

Church Secretary

Mrs. Nancy Jones

Church Secretary


EHBC is active in missions with our youth and adults going various places here in the United States as well as going to other countries to be involved in Backyard Bible Clubs, Vacation Bible Schools, Construction trips where church buildings are built, and going to meet medical needs, too! Above all, we seek to go and tell others how they can know Christ as Savior and Lord. Trips are planned throughout the year and open to anyone.

Contact Us

You can contact the church office by mail, phone, or fax.
Mail: P O Box 888, Hartselle, Alabama 35640, United States
Phone: 256-773-4157
Fax: 256-773-4158
You can also send us a message by using the form below.