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Our Team

Jack Hilligoss

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jack and his family arrived in Lake Wales to become our Lead Pastor in May of 1997. Since that time God has blessed the church with steady growth and turned our church from, "a church in the community to a community church." Pastor Jack is happily married to Jenelle and is the proud father of three children: Zachary, Benjamin, and Emily Rose.

Bonnie Barker

Executive Pastor & Missions

Pastor Bonnie and her family moved to Lake Wales in the summer of 2001. Since that time HPC has become a church where kids feel loved and welcomed! The Barker family loves to serve together. The Barker's love to travel and minister in Honduras, where they are opening an orphanage. Bonnie is happily married to Keith and they have 5 children: Jordan, Kyle, Zachary, Izzy and Lorna.

Mike Willis

Connections Pastor

Mike was born in Selma, Alabama and grew up living in different parts of the world as an Air Force brat. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Leadership & Ministry from Ohio Christian University in 2003 and has been a Pastor since 1999 (serving in churches in Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and Florida). He later earned his Master's degree in Education, specializing in working with students who are at risk. He now works in the foster care system as an Education Specialist, where he monitors educational progress and advocates for the needs of students. He has served in various ministry and community wide social service settings, engaging others through mentoring, character deveopment and career coaching. He and his family started attending HPC in 2010 and he then joined the staff in 2013. He has three sons, Dylan, Caleb and Nathan. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, running, and following Alabama football.

Andy Blair

Family Life Pastor

Andy is our Family Life pastor at HPC. Andy spent 20+ years in Fortune 500 companies and had a successful career in sales and leadership. However, in 2006 he found himself bankrupt spiritually, mentally and physically.

Andy finally answered God’s call on his life in 2006, and since then, God has been working in and through Andy and his Family. Andy’s wife Becky is a school teacher in Polk County. They have 2 daughters, Emily and Betsy.

Marcus Kirby

First Impressions Pastor

Pastor Marcus and his family began attending HPC in late 2013. Pastor Marcus and his family have a servants hearts with a passion to see believers connect. They embrace the HPC vision statement of "Connecting People to God, To Others and To Purpose." Marcus and his wife Viola, are blessed to have five lovely children, Rasheed, Mariah, Marcus, Gavin and Isaiah.

Joyce Kingon

Financial Secretary

Joyce and her husband, Hal, returned to Florida from Tennessee to make Lake Wales their home in March of 2006. They began attending HighPoint that same month. Joyce joined the staff in 2008 as the Bookkeeper. Joyce and Hal together have three sons, Darren, Brad, and Marc Niethammer, and two daughters, Lori Barron and Cheryl Zager and are grandparents of the 12 most beautiful grandchildren alive!

Jenelle Hilligoss

Church Secretary

Jenelle has been the church secretary since 2008 and has attended HPC since 1997. She is happily married to Pastor Jack and they have 3 wonderful kids, Zachary, Benjamin and Emily Rose. They love to travel and see new places together and enjoy being involved at HPC!

Mike Richards

Kitchen Manager

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