AIMing to know Jesus and make Him known.
High Pointe Church is much more than the worship service you attend on a Sunday morning. We believe we are part of the continuing fulfillment of Jesus' promise to build His Church; not a building but a movement of Christ-followers across all nations. The following eight statements express what we hope will be ongoing individually and corporately in our lives as the movement continues.
We Will be
People who reject the pursuit of comfortable, complacent Christianity and embrace the risk of following Jesus through a life of sacrifice and service.
Kevin is the founding pastor of High Pointe Church. He and his wife started High Pointe in April of 2000. Kevin is into all things sports with his favorite being football (he's an avid Minnesota Viking’s fan). On most Mondays you will find him on the golf course. Kevin enjoys nights out with his wife Nancy at a nice restaurant and taking a trip to Switzerland is on his bucket list.
Director of Spiritual Growth
Prior to joining High Pointe, Steven and his family served as missionaries in Guatemala. Steven and his wife, Aracely, have three children who are a quarter German, a quarter Irish, and half Mayan. Family aside, there are three things that Steven loves: Jesus, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Optimus Prime of the old, 1980s Transformers.
Director of Worship Arts
Jamie has been leading worship for 25 years, starting at age 12 in Memphis, TN. After pursuing a music career in Nashville and training as a fly fishing guide in Heber Springs, AR, God audibly called him to ministry. He served as Worship Leader at a Methodist church for 5 years before moving to Washington. Jamie loves, indulging in Starbucks, fine meats and cheeses, and killing dragons and riding unicorns with his 2 girls, Scarlett (11) and Edie (6), and squiring his beautiful wife, Courtney about town.
Maleta and her husband Lynn are Washington natives and have attended High Pointe Church since the first service in April of 2000. Maleta has been on staff since 2003. She loves spending time with family and enjoys game nights, crafting and all things creative. The beach is her "happy" place, where she can unwind and soak up the sea air. Any beach will do, but she would love to return to Hawaii or the Caribbean for some sunshine.
Director of Children's Ministry
Stephanie has been a High Pointe member and serving in KidZone for over 18 years. She came onto staff full time as the Director of KidZone in September, 2021. She is committed to kids and teaching them about Jesus! She also has a passion for local missions and heads up High Pointe’s involvement in our local community. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with people and play games.
Tracy and her family have been attending High Pointe for almost 20 years and she has been on staff as the Controller since mid 2007. After earning her accounting degree from PLU and several years in banking, she was grateful for getting the position of Controller as it allowed her to work from home and still be a stay at home mom to three amazing kids. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to the gym, crafting, and spending time with her family.
Director of Student Ministry
Joseph Colson is the Director of Student Ministries and is passionate about working with teenagers and families. He has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Valdosta State University and a Master's degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Joseph is married to his best friend and other half, Jennifer, and they have a dog named Sookie. In his free time, Joseph enjoys cooking for Jenn, going to the theatre, hiking, and he is currently learning Japanese.
Shannon started attending High Pointe in 2002. Throughout the years she has served as a leader in several ministries. She and her husband, Jim have a longstanding mission relationship with a community in Chibini, South Africa. She also has a heart for serving locally. Shannon has had the blessing of traveling throughout the world, but prefers warm locations for personal trips with her family.
Kaige grew up going to High Pointe from an early age. When he was finally old enough, he began serving through the HPStudents tech team. Now he works for the church doing all things tech. Kaige loves music and is usually playing guitar, or piano outside of work!
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He is an intelligent, spiritual and personal being who has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1, 26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy is Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 12:12,13; Ephesians 1:13, 5:1; Galatians 5:25)
The Bible is God's word to all people. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
(2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Psalm 119:105, 160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. They are the supreme object of God's creation. Although people have tremendous potential for good, they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This sin separates people from God and cannot be bridged apart from God's intervention.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10-12, 23: Isaiah 59:1,2)
People were created to exist forever either eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with God is Heaven. The New Heavens and the New Earth, and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 8:11; Matthew 24:44)
Salvation is a gift from God to people of living eternally in Heaven with Him. People can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or earn their way to Heaven by doing good things. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can people be saved from sin's penalty of eternal separation from God. Eternal life begins the moment one confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and by faith receives Him into his/her life.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Acts 4:10-12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, 10:9)
Because God gives people eternal life through Jesus Christ, those who believe in and trust Christ are secure in their salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
(John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter1:3-5)
We are all born with a sinful nature and in need of forgiveness by God. Our repentance is agreeing with God that we have sinned and allowing Him to forgive us of the sin. God totally forgives us of the sin and remembers it no more.
(Psalm 130:12; Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 38:17; Jeremiah 31:34; Micah 7:19)