Ben Proffitt – Director of Missions

It is my privilege to serve as Director Of Missions for the churches of HBA and their leaders and members. We are the benefactors of a rich heritage of mutual edification and cooperative missions, yet today, we are striving to “retool” for relevance in this generation, as we measure success in terms of “transformation” — of lives, churches, and communities — by the grace and power of Christ.

Transformation is our mission, and Association exists to facilitate relationships and resources that will strengthen and assist sister churches in fulfilling that God-given mission — together. We will not replicate the church; We exist only to help the church do what only the church is called to do.

To strengthen healthy churches, revitalize struggling churches, and plant thriving churches, every kind of church help that we can utilize will be available through the following Ministry Groups (and their Specialty Teams): (see “What We Do”)
Prayer & Worship
Resourcing & Relationships
Making Disciples
Missions & Ministry

Remember, the sister churches are the Association, and the members are the churches. So to be an effective Association, we all need one another, and we need you — your devotion to His Cause, your prayers, your support, and your involvement in pursuit of transformational impact through Christ — in interdependence, mutuality, and unity of spirit!



Anna Huggins – Director of Ministries at Johnson City Baptist Center

Anna supervises the volunteers and events that happen at the Johnson City Baptist Center. She coordinates mission groups, special outreach events for the residents, and connects with our volunteers. Anna coordinates special projects to meet the community needs such as: Christmas in August, backpacks, Thanksgiving meal, Christmas gifts, clothes closet, and more.


Kim Kitzmiller – Administrative Assistant

* Facilitates the daily functions of our offices;
* Tracks and assists in the management of everything regarding the finances for HBA — contributions, planning and budgeting and taxes;
* Helps connect churches with resources needed and solutions sought.



Megan Ponder – Ministry Assistant

Megan has her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a Concentration in Family Development. As a Ministry Assistant, Megan designs the Messenger and other publications you receive, manages the website and Facebook, helps organize Student Conference, and assists churches with the Mapping Center and Bless Every Home. She has been with the Holston Baptist Association since August 2015.