WHY WE EXIST
WE’RE HERE TO HELP PEOPLE KNOW GOD, FIND FREEDOM, DISCOVER PURPOSE, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Whether you’re new to church, have been a Christian for many years, or are looking for a fresh start, you’re welcome here. Our hope is to give you a place where you experience a fresh, enjoyable connection to God and a community of people.
We keep our focus simple so we can have the biggest impact possible. Everything we do as a church is filtered through our focus on helping every person live the full life for which God created all of us.
It’s more than just practicing religion, God wants a relationship with us. Our weekend services are where we focus on that relationship. Whether you’re new to faith, have questions, or have been a Christ follower for a long time, our services are a safe place to learn more about what it means to know God and grow closer to Him.
One of the ways God designed us to live in freedom is to have people in our life to help us in the journey. Connecting with others in New Heights Life Groups is a practical and enjoyable way to find that kind of life-changing community. We believe life is so much better together and that we should never walk alone. Get in community today.
We are all an important part of God’s plan, and our life will never make sense until we discover our purpose. The New Heights growth track is designed to help us take a step in that important process of discovering our purpose, and there are opportunities to jump into the growth track all year long. It also will help you learn more about the church.
This is God’s ultimate plan for our life to make a difference in the lives of others. When we do, the Bible tells us we will experience joy. Through the New Heights Dream Team, we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to live out their calling by using their gifts and talents to serve others in the church and community.
Bill and Lori love doing ministry together and working in the local church.
Bill graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies and Business Management from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. He met his wife Lori while attending Evangel University. His wife graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood. In 1990 they married and moved to Kansas City. They went on the pastoral staff at Antioch Church, in Overland Park, Kansas. While at Antioch, Bill served as the Student Ministries and Life Groups Pastor. He and his wife served together on this staff for over 18 years.
After doing ministry in Overland Park, Ks, Bill and Lori went to Birmingham, AL to study church planting at Church of the Highlands, one of the most successful plants in the country. In 2011, working closely with the ARC (Association of Related Churches), Bill and Lori moved their family to Chandler, AZ to start this life changing/life giving church.
Bill and Lori have two children, Austin and Lexi. Austin is married to Aly and they have a beautiful baby girl, Blakely.
The Staff is led by the Senior Pastor. This staff oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. This staff serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church.
The board of directors support and serve the Church in business roles. They serve the Senior Pastor, supporting him and the church as the governing body within the church. They are appointed by the Senior Pastor to oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church.
Board of Directors:
- Deland Shore
- Eric Williams
- Pat York
The Overseers are three pastors of respected congregations and ministries who love New Heights Church and its pastor and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called in to help in accountability matters relating to the Lead Pastor if requested to do so by the Elders. The Overseers serve as Apostolic Elders.
- Pastor Dennis Slavens
- Pastor Jude Fouquier
- Pastor Hal Santos
“A tithe of everything… belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” Leviticus 27:30
At New Heights Church we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s Body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical standard of giving.
Many people love to give to God, but need to have confidence in the methods and purposes used by organizations to which they give. Therefore, there are a great number of people willing to give if they are able to see honesty, integrity, and genuine spiritual values reflected in the lifestyles of their church leaders.
The giving of tithes and offerings is worship to Jesus Christ and is an expression of the relationship between the individual giver and the Lord. Funds are not “income only,” they are worship, and must not be considered as a business transaction, but as an expression of gratitude toward God.