Meet the Staff


Tim Hight

Senior Pastor

Dr. A. Timothy Hight began his ministry at GraceLife, formally Main Street Baptist Church, in the spring of 1996. He was ordained to the ministry in 1986 at Labelle Place Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee. Tim received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Mid America Seminary in 1991. Prior to GraceLife, he had served as pastor of two churches in Arkansas: First Baptist Church, Newport, and First Baptist Church, Lepanto. Through the last several years, he has been involved with the Life Action Ministries of Buchanan, Michigan and has served two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.

Tim and his wife, Dawn, have five children: Whitney, Lindsey, Timothy, Valory and Courtney.

Life Verse: Psalm 1

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Sean Simonton

Associate Pastor

Pastor Sean came to GraceLife in October of 2016,  after 17 years of ministry in New England.  He served as a church planter and in a variety of denominational roles, most recently as Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board, SBC. He received his M.Div. degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in NC and is currently working on a Doctorate of Education degree at Southeastern. Sean is passionate about discipleship, evangelism, and missions.

Sean and his wife, Michelle, have four children, Jenna, Jacob, Joy, and John Michael.

Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

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Dave Widgeon

Minister to Children

Pastor Dave came to us from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he graduated Spring, 2001. After growing up in Lynchburg, Virginia, Dave attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) where he received a degree in computer engineering. While a student at VT, God called him into the ministry to be used in reaching/teaching children. As our Children’s Pastor, Dave coordinates and supervises the children’s ministries of Life Groups, AWANA, Upward Basketball, and numerous activities throughout the year.

Dave was married in the summer of 2008 to his wife, Angela, and they have two children, Benjamin and Evelyn.

Life Verse: Psalm 37:4

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Jonathan Couch

Minister to Students

As Minister to Students, Jonathan Couch oversees the Youth and College ministries including Sunday Morning Life Groups, High School and Middle School worship on Sunday nights, HSM Band and many other activities throughout the year. Jonathan is a native of Christiansburg, graduating from Christiansburg High School in 1996. He received a degree in business management from Radford University in 1999.

Jonathan and his wife Erin have three children, Cara, Chloe, and Trey.

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Matthew Nix

Worship Pastor

Pastor Matthew came to GraceLife in June of 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science in Worship and Music Studies, and a Master of Arts in Worship Leadership from Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to GraceLife he ministered as the worship pastor at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Wichita, KS, and has also worked as an intern and assistant to the worship ministries of Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN, First North Spartanburg in Spartanburg, SC, and Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA. He has a passion for worship and music and desires to bring glory to God through all that he does. Matthew was married in the spring of 2017 to his wife, Mikayla, who is an elementary education teacher.

Life Verse: John 4:23-24

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Sunday Services

9:30am - Life Groups for all ages
10:45am - Morning Worship Service
5:15pm - Children's Choir
6:30pm - Evening Worship Service
6:30pm - Fusion for Youth