Highlands Youth Ministry

Who We Are

Highlands Youth Ministry is a middle and high school youth group. We meet regularly during the school year on Wednesday nights at 6:30PM and Sunday Mornings at 9am before the 10am worship service. We participate in a number of events throughout the year, such as mystery retreats, retreats to Bonclarken, our denominations conference ground in Flat Rock, NC, mission trips, and service projects.

At Highlands, our goal is that the students would grow and flourish both in their Christian walks and in life. To that end, we exist as a place where students can be taught and encouraged from the Word of God, can be challenged to submit their lives further to Christ, and can be loved and supported as young adults. We pray that the students of the Highlands Youth Group would be like a tree planted by streams of water – one that prospers, is fruitful in season, and does not wither.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3

Students at Highlands,

While we are unable to meet in person, I want to encourage you to spend time in God’s Word each week. Click the links below for a one page devotional. New devotionals will be added each week that we are unable to meet together. I am praying for each of you. Please reach out if you are in need.

In Christ, Pastor Chris

Meet Rev. Chris McCoy

Pastor Chris was born and raised in Georgia and has been involved in the ARP church all of his life. He is a graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity and is an ordained Minister of the Gospel. He is married to Michelle and has two children, Daniel and Rachel.

Pastor Chris has been in Youth Ministry since 2006. He has served as the Vice Moderator of Second Presbytery, served on the Christian Education Committee of Second Presbytery, and has been the speaker at the 1st and 2nd Presbytery Middle School Retreat at Bonclarken.

Pastor Chris has a passion for seeing people grow in their walk with God. His philosophy of ministry focuses on teaching the Word, reaching the community, building relationships, encouraging true fellowship and participation in the body of Christ, and developing servant hearts.