meet our staff

Below you will find a list of HBC's staff members. If you would like to send any of them an email, simply click their picture.

  • tracy bailey | office manager

    Tracy joined HBC's staff in August of 2010. She is married to David and is the mom of Hannah and Dustin. She and her husband are members of the Fowler Life Group. You can find David worshipping on the drum set most Sunday mornings. email tracy.

  • david harper | senior pastor

    David has been pastor of HBC Rome for the past 35 years. He is husband to Beverly, father to Ashley, Alisha, Andrew and Aaron, grandfather of seven and great-grandfather to Asher. He has a passion for reading, training the next generation of leaders, making disciples and motivating people to take the mess of their lives to create a message for the cause of Christ.

    Follow David on twitter and instagram. email david.

who is hbc rome?

We are real people who encourage one another, challenge one another and love one another. We believe the gospel relevant, that Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life, and that the Bible is guidebook to living a purposeful life. 

our core values


found people find people.

We believe that people who are followers of Jesus Christ will and should share their faith with others with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).


growing people change.

We believe in the transforming power of God's Word and that when someone is following Christ, one will grow in their understanding and faith, and their lives will be constantly changing (2 Timothy 3:16-17).


you cannot do life alone.

We believe that God never intended for Christians to be alone in their journey. At HBC, we strongly value community, discipleship, and accountability (Acts 2:42-47; Proverbs 27:17; John 13:34-35).


saved people serve people.

We believe that followers of Christ are to serve others as Jesus taught and demonstrated. This includes the local church, our communities, our colleagues, our families, our friends, our enemies, and anyone with whom we come in contact on a daily basis (John 13:1-17).


you cannot outgive God.

We believe that followers of Christ are to give to the local church out of a heart of worship to God in response to all God has done for us. When a believer gives back to God, He will bless the giver (2 Corinthians 9:7; Matthew 6:33; Proverbs 3:9-10).


read our doctrinal statement.

see our service times and location.