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Senior Leadership Team

We believe the Bible is clear that a group of leaders are called to be the Pastors/Elders of the local church. Heights Church is an elder-led church that submits to the authority of the Bible.

  • John Challinor
    Lead Pastor

  • Ron Merrell
    Teaching Pastor

  • Bob Hoyt
    Next Steps Pastor

  • Bill Knotts
    Administrative Pastor

  • Kolbi Millsap
    Local | Global
    Executive Director

  • Owen Wildman
    Prescott Valley
    Campus Pastor

  • David Bleckley
    Weekend Director

  • Matt Golleher
    Elder

  • Jim Gunby
    Elder

  • Thad Rummage
    Elder

  • Robert Donaldson
    Elder

  • David Coyne
    Elder

The leadership of Heights begins

With Jesus

The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is the Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22–23, 4:15, 5:23). He is the One that we seek and follow as He continues the movement that He started 2,000 years ago through His perfect life, substitutionary death and victorious resurrection. After He ascended into heaven, He gave us His Spirit and established His Church to be led by elders. 

It’s His church, and he’s our Senior Pastor. Underneath the guidance of Jesus are leaders who follow Jesus and encourage others to follow him as well. At Heights, our formal leadership structure involves elders, staff, and church members. 

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