Jeff Klingenberg

Jeff Klingenberg

Jeff Klingenberg

Lead Pastor


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, and my parents who loved the Lord, took me to church and taught me the things of God. For this I am eternally grateful!

I graduated from the University of Southern Illinois in Carbondale with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and shortly following, made my way to Fort Worth to get a master’s in divinity.

From that point until the present, I have been ministering in churches in and around North Texas. I have been serving as Lead Pastor at Highridge Church since 2007.

I married my wife, Dawn, in 1984, and we have five children and currently have five grandchildren.

Year I Joined HighRidge Staff:
Day One

Married to: Dawn (June 2, 1984); Bethany (daughter) & Clay (son-in-law); Jeremy (son) & Tara (daughter-in-law); Jonathan (son) & Adyson (daughter-in-law); Brianna (daughter); Josiah (son)


Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Masters in Theology

Previous Line of Work:
Prior to ministry: Door-to-door sales.

Best Thing Someone Said to Me:
“Yes, I’ll marry you!”

Life Motto:
Strengthening others is a blast.

Two People I’d Like to Meet:
Apostle Paul and Robert Duval

My Heroes:
Jack Hayford & James Robison

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:
Men’s retreat in 1987 when I was filled with the spirit.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me:
I can’t stand musicals except for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, ’cause it has a fight scene.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating:
The way God reveals His will.