"Welcome! We want to invite you to come join us at High Street! Our desire is to provide an atmosphere for growth and ministry so you and your family can build a strong foundation. We hope you will join us as we seek to live out our mission to Love, God, Serve People, and Reach the World with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope you will join us this Sunday at 9AM or 10:30AM for a service!"

- Pastor Eddie & Cindy Lyons

Eddie Lyons


Eddie and his wife, Cindy, both grew up in the Philippines as children of missionaries. They are both graduates of Baptist Bible College here in Springfield. Eddie completed his MBA from the Ateneo University of Manila. Eddie and Cindy served for 20 years in the Philippines as missionaries. Eddie became the senior pastor of High Street in 2002, and Cindy serves as the Women’s Ministry Director. The Lyons have five children, Tiffany, Holly, Robert, Coco, and James.

Tom Demers

Executive & Youth Pastor

Tom has served at High Street since 2002. He graduated from Boston Baptist College and holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University. Tom is passionate about discipling and training up men and women for ministry. He is married to Laura, who also serves here at High Street!

Gary and Lisa Wilson

WorldProject Directors

Gary & Lisa Wilson have served in many areas of ministry throughout their years at High Street. Gary has been a member since 1978; Lisa has been a member since 1985 and has a degree in communications from Missouri State. In 2004 they joined our staff as WorldProject Directors. They serve the missionaries we support in many different capacities, lead our WorldProject committee, host missions trips, help guide those interested in serving in missions, and everything in between. They have married daughters and two grandchildren.

Kyle Kicker

Worship Pastor

Kyle has been involved with High Street Worship since 2009. He is passionate about music and leading others in worship. His desire is to use music as a vehicle to point people toward Jesus. Kyle has been married to his wife, Kim, since 2012. They have two sons, Theo and Benji.

Logan Counts

Associate Pastor

Logan has been involved at High Street since 2009. He joined the pastoral team full-time in 2020 as an associate pastor. Logan helps lead Young Adults and oversees High Street's creative and broadcast teams. He has an undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Missouri State University, a master's in Educational Administration from William Woods University, and a certificate in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Logan is married to his wife, Emma, and a father to their two children.

Jared Bone

Young Adults & Outreach Pastor

Jared has served as High Street’s Young Adult and Outreach Pastor since 2014. He graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s in Economics. He is passionate about seeing people far from God realizing God’s love in their lives. Jared has been married to his wife, Tyler, since 2014. They have three sons, Thatcher, Jettson, and Riggins.

Coco Lyons

Assimilation & Institute Director

Coco grew up in the Philippines as a missionary kid and has a passion to serve God in ministry. She graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2015 with a Missions degree. She is passionate about helping people use their gifts and abilities in the local church. She leads the High Street Institute and is part of the Young Adults team!

Nancy Wade

KidStreet Director

Nancy is a third generation member of High Street. She became the KidStreet Director in 2017. Nancy taught kindergarten for 8 years while serving with her husband, Jim, in ministry in Dallas, Texas. She has 4 married children, 13 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She loves leading children and working with her volunteer team to help them fulfill their God-given purpose. Her goal for every child who goes through KidStreet is to know that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever.

Laura Demers

Bible Studies & Women's Ministry Director

Tom and Laura joined the High Street team in 2002. Laura is the Director of Bible Studies at High Street and also the Office Coordinator for High Street Women. Laura is passionate about equipping the church to grow spiritually and be effective witnesses. She and Tom have 3 children: Megan, Emma and Sam.