Harlan Park Baptist Church
1895 Dave Ward Dr.
Conway, AR 72034

Our Staff

Dr. Mitchell and Family Pastor 
Dr. Gary N. Mitchell
Pastor Gary grew up in North Carolina and shortly after college became a follower of Jesus in 1982. After being saved, he traveled the U.S. and internationally playing basketball on a Christian team called “Spirit Express” for almost 4 years. This team was committed to using sports in order to share the Good News of Jesus. Gary received his Masters of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis in 1991. Bellevue Baptist Church ordained Gary into the ministry in 1991 and later he received a Doctor of Ministry from MABTS in 2009. He has served with the following churches:  Bellevue Baptist Church (Memphis/TN), First Baptist Church (Rayne/LA), Cord Baptist Church (Cord/AR), and Harlan Park Baptist Church (Conway/AR).  He is happily married to Brenda since 1988.  Their son, Austin, is an Ouachita Baptist University graduate and current basketball coach at Conway Christian School in Conway.  Their daughter, Natalie, is a University of Central Arkansas graduate, a piano teacher, and a member of the Praise Team at Harlan Park.  For recreation, Gary loves to read, run, play racquetball, golf, eat, work in the yard, and enjoy time with family and friends. Pastor Gary has been serving at Harlan Park Baptist since 2006.   
Email: garynmitchell@hotmail.com 


Dr. Aaron Brister and Familly
 Worship Pastor
  Dr. Aaron Brister
 Aaron came to serve at Harlan Park 
  in 2014. Aaron teaches at CBC and coaches the
  CBC Mustang Baseball Team. Go Mustangs!

 Student Pastor
  Jonathan McDaniel
  Jonathan came to serve at Harlan Park in 2012. He loves youth. He       loves God. He loves Harlan Park Baptist Church. Jonathan is a college  graduate from Central Baptist College. Go Mustangs!