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Our Lead Pastor

Jeff Klingenberg

I gave my heart to God when I was nine years old, but it wasn’t until ten years later that I experienced a significant encounter with the Lord that led to the complete surrender of my life to Him. I grew up in Illinois, in the town of Decatur. My parents loved the Lord, took me to church and taught me the things of God. I graduated from the University of Southern Illinois in Carbondale with a degree in Business Administration. Shortly following graduation, I made my way to Fort Worth, Texas to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In the spring of 1987, I completed my Masters Degree in Theology and have been ministering in churches in Tarrant County ever since. I have been serving as lead pastor at HighRidge since 2007. I married my wife, Dawn, in 1984, and we have five children.

Heart for HighRidge

My heart for HighRidge can be captured in one simple phrase, “strengthening people for life." This phrase, though seemingly simple, holds deep meaning and purpose. At HighRidge, my hope is that everyone who walks through our doors would be encouraged and become a passionate worshipper of God. However, it does not end there. We must be built up in order to build up others. My desire is for the motto of HighRidge to become a way of life that exists well beyond our front door. My prayer is that we would be a people who live to encourage, uplift and strengthen those around us. Through this, I believe God’s purposes will be fulfilled as we continue to reach those in and around our city with the message of hope in Jesus Christ.

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We can't wait to see you this morning! Grab a cup of coffee at our cafe and join us for one of our services at 9:00am, 10:30am or 12:00p. As we are entering the third week of the sermon series "Strictly Inclusive," let's invite our friends, family, and coworkers to become part of our HIGHRIDGE FAMILY.

DEC 9th 6PM
DEC 10th 9AM & 1030AM & 12PM Who's excited for Prepare 2018? Join us for our Prepare services kicking off on January 2nd, 2018 at 7:00p. For more info and service times, visit the events page on highridgechurch.com We can't wait to see you and your family at one of our five Christmas services! December 23rd at 4:30pm + 6:00pm OR December 24th at 9:00am, 10:30am + 12:00pm. You won't want to miss this! For more info, visit highridgechurch.com