Meeting people where they are and helping them become maturing and equipped followers of Christ.
Worshiping Jesus and recognizing the world will know we are his disciples by how we love one another, we strive for intentional, transparent, warm, interdependent body life, welcoming newcomers into a community of grace in the context of mutual accountability.
OUR PASTOR - Tom May
Tom May attended Reformed Theological Seminary from 1983-1986. He and his wife, Linda, served with a Church Planting Team in Paris, France for 11 years. After serving in several churches in the States since 1997, God led them to Highlands in January of 2014.
“Coming to Highlands has been a great experience for us. This church community puts a strong emphasis on relationships and “being the church”, not just “doing church.” After meeting many of the folks here back in November 2013 the word that came to my mind was “unpretentious.” I tell fellow pastors that Highlands is the best kept secret in the PCA. Our Christ-centered focus is lived out as we seek to meet people where they are and help them in their spiritual journey to become maturing and equipped followers of Jesus.” – Tom May
Sarah Rapier began attending Highlands as a Covenant College student ('98) and immediately felt welcome in the relaxed, family atmosphere. A missionary kid from Nigeria and the Netherlands, she has settled in LaFayette. Sarah worked in the area of foster care and adoption before staying home to care for her children. She has worked part-time for Highlands for 6 years.
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Jennifer Fagan serves as the part-time coordinator of all of Highlands Children's ministries. She has attended Highlands since her years at Covenant College where she earned a Bachelors degree in Childhood Education ('00). Jennifer has worked as a middle school math teacher in LaFayette schools. Jennifer and her husband Daryl have been married fosince 2003 and have 3 children. Her vision is for all children to feel God's love at Highlands and to grow deeper in their knowledge of Him and His Word.
Worship & Youth Ministry
Dan Hudson serves as the part time worship leader and youth ministry leader. He found Highlands as a Covenant College student ('01) and immediately began serving on the worship team and as a youth ministry volunteer. He has a bachelor's degree in youth ministry. He is also a firefighter for Dalton City fire department. Dan and his wife Shanna have been married for 18 years and have 4 children.
Dr. Robert Borger
Bob Borger serves as Highlands part-time associate pastor. His duties involve pastoral counseling, serving as the Session's clerk, occasional teaching and preaching, and pastoral care. Bob holds a B.S. in Social Work from West Virginia University and an M.Div. and Doctor of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has been married to his wife, Jan, for 38 years and together they have four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In the past 40 years, Bob has served churches in Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, and Maryland before returning to Georgia in 2014. Bob has taught marriage counseling at a seminary in Uganda for many years. Together Bob and Jan have a passion for children's ministry and for the church fulfilling its role as salt and light in our community.