Our Pastors & elders

  • Lance hahn

    senior pastor & elder

     


    Responsibilities: 

    From the moment Lance met Jesus in 1999, he has had a great desire to proclaim the name of Christ and to teach His Word. Lance's love and passion for teaching and disciple-making is what motivates and drives him in ministry. Since 2002, when the Lord called Lance into vocational ministry, he has served, led, taught and pastored in several churches and cities. In addition to pastoring, he is also the senior Bible teacher at The Dunham School, as well as, their Bible department head and school chaplain. A student in his first year of teaching at The Dunham School in 2008 is actually who God used to bring Lance to The Church of the Highlands as an interim pastor in February 2009. It soon became apparent to the Elders and Lance that the Lord was desiring to move this interim pastorship into permanency. Therefore, as of June 2009, Lance became the senior pastor. As pastor, his responsibilities are expansive, but Lance's priorities fall to accurately handling the Word of God and shepherding the flock the Lord has placed in his care.


    Family:

    He and his wife Judie get lots of in home training of teaching and disciple-making as they strive to raise their 3 boys, Lucas, Levi, and Liam, to the glory of God. 


    Hobbies:

    As husband, dad, teacher and pastor, there isn't much spare time to speak of, but when he can, Lance has a huge love for writing and reading. He is hungry for knowledge and more of Jesus displayed in His life. And if you search hard enough in his library, you are sure to stumble across a comic book or two... Green Lantern all the way!

  • terry root

    Head elder


    Responsibilities:

    Terry is currently the head elder at The Church of the Highlands. As an elder, Terry is responsible to provide spiritual oversight for the congregation in areas of Doctrine, Direction, and Discipline. Along with this, the elders provide support for the many ministries here at COH. Terry is also a volunteer in a number of ministries, including the Worship ministry, Nursery ministry, and Young Married ministry. 


    Family: 

    Terry has been at the Church of the Highlands since 2002. He and his wife, Missy, have three children, Katie, Sean, and Maddie. They have also been blessed with one grandchild, Hollen. 


    Hobbies:

    Terry enjoys his work, golf, and playing in a local band. Most of all, he loves to spend his time with his family and friends. 

  • Jimmy jones

    Elder


    Responsibilities:

    As one of the church elders, Jimmy serves with the Elder team to provide spiritual oversight for the COH congregation in areas of Doctrine, Direction, and Discipline as well as support for the many ministries at COH. As a finance team member, Jimmy helps provide information in the areas of short and long term financial planning, budget reviews, and ministry support.


    Family:

    Jimmy has been married to Gayle Jones for 29 great years and is the proud father of Ryan, Kaitlynn, and Brendan. Jimmy joined COH in 2009 and enjoys the Bible teaching and family atmosphere found at COH.


    Hobbies:

    Jimmy enjoys sports and looks forward to football season and sunny afternoons on the golf course. When at home, Jimmy loves listening to music, cooking for the family, and playing with his puppies.


  • mark thompson

    elder


    Responsibilities:

    As an elder, Mark works alongside the other elders to support the pastor, as they each seek to shepherd the flock of God here at COH. Mark, along with the other elders, is responsible for providing spiritual oversight for the congregation in areas of Doctrine, Direction, and Discipline. 


    Family:

    Mark and his wife Susan have been at The Church of the Highlands since 2006. Susan is also active in the church, serving as a finance team member for many years. Susan and Mark have 2 Shih Tzu’s, Abbi Gail and Teena Marie.


    Hobbies:

    Mark enjoys playing golf and fishing, on occasion. He is also an avid cook and has many recipes that he loves to share with anyone who asks.

  • Curtis tupper

    Responsibilities:

    As an elder, Curtis serves with the Elder team to provide spiritual oversight for the COH congregation in areas of Doctrine, Direction, and Discipline as well as support for the many ministries at COH


    Family:

    Curtis is husband to Gayla for over 29 years, Father of Alex, Holly, and Austin.


    Hobbies:

    Curtis enjoys cooking, fishing, hunting, camping, and being with family and friends.