Kyle Claunch is the Lead Pastor of Highland Park First Baptist Church. Kyle first came to Highland Park in August 2013 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In May of 2017, Kyle completed his Ph.D. and accepted a position on the faculty of Southern as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. Kyle continues to lead the pastoral staff in areas of preaching, teaching, vision, and pastoral care. Kyle is married to Ashley and they have 4 children- Josiah, Micah, Sammy, and Allie.They are also in the process of adopting a little girl from China and are planning to name her Lila.