Meet Our Team

Lead Pastor

Chris Gilliam

Chris responded to God’s leadership and became the pastor at Highlands Baptist Church in May, 2012 and he loves helping people grow in their relationship with Jesus. Chris is married to Alicia, who assists him in his ministry and disciples others as well. They have three teenage children, Bennett (the Blacksmith), Meredith (the Actress), and Micah (the Athlete), who are growing in their own walks with Christ.

Spanish Pastor

Robert Lopez

Pastor Robert is the leader of the Spanish Congregation that meets at Highlands!

Haitian Pastor

Jude Revange

Pastor Jude is the pastor for our Haitian group that meets at Highlands

Student Pastor

Curtis Garrison

Curtis was called to Highlands Baptist Church in August of 2015 and  his passion is teaching students how to live a life that is dedicated to the Lord. Curtis is married to Selena and they have two children, Emmett and Ava Grace.  In his free time, Curtis enjoys reading and watching any sports that involve the Florida Gators.

Worship Leader

Matt Tripp

Matt was called to lead worship at Highlands in August of 2017. He is passionate about music and serving the Lord. He is married to Lindsey and has a son name Levi.

Children’s Ministry Director

Alicia Gilliam

Wife and sanity assistant to Pastor Chris. Mom to three homeschooled geniuses. Zookeeper to an adorable herd of Highland’s toddlers. Battle Strategy Consultant to some fabulous children’s teachers.

Learning Center Director

Lisa Dickins

Lisa has been in the field of early education since August 1990.   After moving to the Ocala area she began her service in this ministry in January 1999 as a teacher and then became the Director of our Learning Center in January 2008. She is married with three children that she loves dearly.