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.

Thrive Community Church Senior Pastor Leadership Team are:

  • Chris Hodges

  • Ronnie Bennett

  • Steve Blair

  • Kellen Coldiron

  • Beth Cunningham

  • Hamp Greene

  • Denny Hodges

2. We are protected by Trustees.

The Trustees are 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:

  • Dr. Robert Sorrell (Secretary/Treasurer)

  • Barry Howton

  • Phillip Jauregui

  • Gary Larson

  • Ken Polk

  • Johnny Walker

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:

  • Pastor Rick Bezet New Life Church, Arkansas

  • Pastor Robert Morris Gateway Church, Texas

  • Pastor Tom Mullins Christ Fellowship, Florida

  • Pastor Larry Stockstill Bethany World Prayer Center, Louisiana

  • Pastor Greg Surratt Seacoast Church, South Carolina