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Staff

  • TW Davis
    Lead Pastor

    Family: He grew up in the foothills of North Carolina but got to Texas as soon as God allowed! He has a wonderful wife, Jenny, and an adorable son, Thomas.

    Education: TW got his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Milligan College, located in East Tennessee. He got his Masters of Arts in Religion from Kentucky Christian University.

    Favorite Food/Restaurant: TW loves macaroni and cheese, pizza, and wings. You can often find him hanging out wherever good food abounds!

    Favorite Sports Team: His favorite teams are the Carolina Panthers, Duke basketball, the Atlanta Braves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs by association.

    Bible Verse: The bearded TW has an affinity for the words of Samson, which say: “If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man.” Judges 16:17b

    Something most people don’t know about him: One of his goals is to visit all 30 of the Major League Baseball stadiums. Working on it... only a handful left!

    Why does he love Highpoint? TW loves our Church community and the way that we are a tribe that encourages, meets needs, and truly loves one another for who we are.

  • Amy Stevens, MA, BCCC
    Executive Director

    Family: Amy has been married to Brian, her high school sweetheart, since 1993 and has two grown sons (JP and Hunter) who each live a few short hours away. Amy is a native Texan and is blessed to have her mother and sister nearby.

    Education: Amy received her BA in Psychology from UTSA, her MA in Human Services- Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University and is currently working on her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Liberty. She is certified as a Christian Life Coach and as a Christian Counselor.

    Favorite Food/Restaurant: Amy loves eating out (hates to cook), so there are many! She and Brian can often be seen at The Grove, Lupe Tortilla, Freda’s or trying various downtown restaurants.

    Favorite Sports Team: The UT Dallas Comets Basketball team- of course! If looking for a team where she’s not the mother of one of the players, then it has to be the University of Texas, San Antonio Spurs, and the Dallas Cowboys.

    Bible Verse(s): Colossians 3:12-16, "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful".

    What most people don't know about her:  Amy is terrified of birds. The staff checked- it's serious.

    Why does she love Highpoint?  Amy loves the REAL connections and the honesty that is displayed at Highpoint.  People are loved and deep relationships are formed. 

  • Tyler Murphy
    Worship Pastor

    Family:

    Married his wife, Caitlin, in 2008. They have two sweet little boys, Levi and William, and Jonesy is their family furry throw pillow.

    Education: Tyler graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Worship Ministry from Cincinnati Christian University.

    Favorite Food/ Restaurant: Tyler is not picky. Just asks that you don’t put mushrooms in it.

    Favorite Music/ Artist:

    Phil Wickham, Shane & Shane, All Sons & Daughters, Needtobreathe, Ben Rector, Coin, Dayglow and Jimmy Eat World.

    Favorite Sports team: Hook’em Horns! Michigan Wolverines, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, and Minnesota Vikings. (Or just the underdog)

    Free time activity: Loves watching TV shows and playing video games.

    Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 4:5, "For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake". 

    Something most people don’t know about him: Believes there are two kinds of people in the world, those who love boy bands… and those who are liars!

    Why does he love Highpoint? Highpoint has been home to Tyler and his wife Caitlin for many years. Both grew up in the youth group, Tyler interned at the church during college and now serves on staff. Tyler loves that in all three stages, he has seen Highpoint's culture of caring and loving people has been unchanged. It is a come-as-you-are-community!

  • Nina Pena
    Children's Pastor

    Family: Nina is originally from California but moved to Texas as soon as she could [2000]. She met her husband Gino on a blind date, and they were married within the year [2006]. She has four incredible children: Andrew and his bride, Erin, Caleb, and Micah.

    Education: Nina has her Associates from Oxnard Community College, CA and a Child Development Associate from St. Augustine Institute, FL. 

    Favorite Food/Restaurant: Nina likes food, especially Southern’s Pizza, anywhere that has french fries, and any place that rocks a gluten free menu.

    Favorite Music: Nina’s favorite music is worship of all kinds, and anything her husband is singing!

    Favorite TV shows: Nina enjoys simply sitting with a good [clean] murder mystery, especially Matlock, Murder She Wrote, and Psych. Every now and again we can find her watching kid’s movies.

    Favorite Book: The Bible

    Free time activity: Nina likes to shop, shop, shop, and not cook! Naps and watching murder mysteries are also on the list of past times. And if it's kid related, you’ll probably find Nina there.

    Bible verse: Nina’s favorite Bible Verse is actually a chapter – all of Psalm 139.

    Something most people don’t know about Nina:

    Growing up, Nina enjoyed camping and dirt bike riding. You wouldn’t know it today since she avoids tents and dirt like crazy!

    Why you love Highpoint?

    Nina loves Highpoint!  It’s a place where you are loved, no matter where you’re at in your walk.

  • Theresa Theroux
    Office Manager

    Family: Theresa is born and raised a native Texan. Her husband Norman is from the Boston, Mass area but has claimed Texas as his home as he’s lived here longer. They have been married for 24 years and have six children combined: three boys and three girls + have nine grandchildren from the ages of 6 to 21 years.

    Education: Theresa graduated from J. Frank Dobie High School in 1977. She graduated from San Jacinto College with her Associates Degree in Business Administration with a Two- Year Secretarial Certificate.

    Free time activity: Theresa loves to cook different cuisines and loves to experiment with any type of food. Luckily, she also often blesses the HPF fam with these skills! She also loves to make her own salsa and jelly. You’ll also see her and hubby out camping quite often with their four-legged furry kids!

    Bible verse: Galatians 5:22-23, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law".

    Why does she love Highpoint? Because it feels like HOME!
    Favorite Highpoint Memory – She loves working with the Highpoint youth and does so whenever she can. They are the future of our church!

 

Board of Trustees

Each year, the congregation of Highpoint Fellowship selects members to the Board of Trustees.

 

Elected board members are:  Chairperson, Brian Short, Vice-Chair, Chuck Malone, Secretary, Sheldon Bright, Treasurer, Jim Martin, and members Anthony Beissner, Chris Mustain, Ebony Ornelas, Megan Spencer, and David Tobey. 

 

Rights and Responsibilities: Trustees are given the right and responsibility to conduct the general business of the church, including oversight of the financial, legal and administrative aspects of the church. Both the Lead Pastor and the Executive Director report directly to the Board of Trustees.

 

Qualifications: To qualify to serve as a Trustee of the church, a person shall

  • Have demonstrated experience in ministry or church leadership
  • Be committed to Highpoint Fellowship’s purpose, goals, and leadership
  • Possess gifts of wisdom, leadership, administration
  • Be a member for at least 2 years before being elected

Characteristics: The characteristics of persons serving as Trustees should include:

  • A life that models Christ and demonstrates high integrity,
  • Spiritual gifts of wisdom, leadership, and administration,
  • Strong communication skills,
  • The ability to work together as a team with other Trustees,
  • The respect of Highpoint Fellowship members and others in our community, and
  • A deep love for the members of Highpoint

Responsibilities of a Member In Good Standing: Membership in the church implies certain individual responsibilities.

Members, by the enabling of God, should:

  • Honor, love, and pray for the leadership of the church,
  • Honor, love, and pray for one another,
  • Strive to preserve unity and harmony in the body,
  • Serve the body by using God­-given gifts and talents,
  • Attend church assemblies and meetings regularly, and
  • Contribute, as the Lord enables, time, talent, tithes, and offerings for the church

 

If you would like to contact our Trustees about a church matter, you may either go through our office at office@hpf.org or by filling out the following form below.

 

 

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Shepherds

Each year, new Shepherds are nominated and selected to the Shepherd team.  

 

The Shepherds are:  Norma Dowd, Jessica Edwards, Josh Edwards, Daniel Hunter, D.J. Johnson, Gino Peña, Connie Smith, David Tobey, KC Vearner, and Susie Vearner.

 

The Highpoint Fellowship bylaws state: 

The Shepherds are a team of lay church members whose purpose is to provide spiritual guidance, compassionate care, and teaching to the church. Shepherds serve the role as ascribed to elders, bishops, or overseers in the Bible. (I Timothy 3:1 – 7; Titus 1:6 – 9; I Peter 5:1 – 4)

 

Responsibilities of the Shepherds include, but are not limited to:

  1. Providing Spiritual Guidance
    • Intercede daily for spiritual wisdom and insight (Ephesians 1:17).
    • Develop relationships by being present and available (especially in groups, classes, ministries and the lobby). Show up.
    • Identify and disciple growing Christians so they, in turn, can disciple others.
    • Lovingly lead members to resolve relational problems in a Biblical way.
    • Gently restore people who are caught in a sin. Always be aware of how easy it is to be tempted. Be willing to bare one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:1-2).
  2. Providing Compassionate Care
    • Show unconditional love to all members regardless of their opinions, personalities, backgrounds or failures.
    • Respond to prayer requests. The Shepherds should ensure that all requests are covered in prayer.
    • Visit those in the hospital, the sick and the homebound (when appropriate).
    • Provide generous support to the Trustees, the Staff, Ministry Leaders and fellow Shepherds through encouragement, mentoring and prayers.
    • Communicate with your fellow Shepherds in sharing responsibility to provide pastoral care.
    • Be hospitable.
  3. Providing Teaching a. Teach through actions, words and the Scriptures.
    • Guard the church from unbiblical teaching.

 

We affirm that we are wholly inadequate to the task of shepherding God’s church. We rely on the Holy Spirit more than any process or system.  Our prayer is- first, middle, and always- that we are being transformed into Christ’s likeness through the power and leading of the Lord, who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18).

 

 

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