Our Leadership

Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances in the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions that affect their lives.

1. We are guided by Pastors.

The Pastoral staff team is led by the Senior Pastor. This team oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These staff pastors serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church. The Senior Pastor Leadership Team members serve as Staff Elders, and our Campus Pastors lead ministry at our campus locations.

The Church of the Highlands Senior Pastor Leadership Team are:

The Church of the Highlands Campus Pastors are:

Brian Bagwell
Brian Bagwell Oxford Campus Pastor
Jimmy Bowers
Jimmy Bowers Mobile Bay Campus Pastor
Kyle Cantrell
Kyle Cantrell Gadsden Campus Pastor
Caleb Chambers
Caleb Chambers Shoals Campus Pastor
Chris Erwin
Chris Erwin Montgomery Campus Pastor
Jamil Gilleylen
Jamil Gilleylen Woodlawn Campus Pastor
Kevin Haefner
Kevin Haefner Opelika Campus Pastor
Cory Hardesty
Cory Hardesty Chapel Campus Pastor and Pastoral Care Director
Brandon Isbell
Brandon Isbell Auburn Campus Pastor
Charles Kelly
Charles Kelly Sylacauga Campus Pastor
Blake Lindsey
Blake Lindsey Grants Mill Campus Pastor
Lee Martinez
Lee Martinez Alabaster Campus Pastor
Matt Minor
Matt Minor Grandview Campus Pastor
Bronson Moore
Bronson Moore Greystone Campus Pastor
Allen Pedram
Allen Pedram Huntsville Campus Pastor
David Russell
David Russell Online Campus Pastor and Digital Director
Chad Sleeper
Chad Sleeper Tuscaloosa Campus Pastor
Mychal Smith
Mychal Smith Riverchase Campus Pastor
Alex Solito
Alex Solito EspaƱol Campus Pastor
Mayo Sowell
Mayo Sowell West Birmingham Campus Pastor
Tyler Vinyard
Tyler Vinyard Fultondale Campus Pastor
Steven Winston
Steven Winston McCalla Campus Pastor

2. We are protected by Trustees.

The Trustees are seven members of the congregation who oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Senior Pastor Leadership team regarding the major financial commitments of the church. The Trustees serve as Non-staff Elders.

The Trustees for Church of the Highlands are:

3. We are strengthened by Overseers.

The Overseers are five pastors of nationally respected congregations and ministries who love Church of the Highlands and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Senior Pastor if requested by the Pastors or Trustees. The Overseers serve as Apostolic Elders.

The Overseers for Church of the Highlands are: