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 children, Bennett, Meredith, and Micah, who are growing in their own walks with Christ.

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 three children, Emmett, Ava Grace and Keegan.  In his free time, Curtis enjoys reading, playing bass guitar 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 using his musical talent and creativity. He is married to Lindsey and they have two children, Levi and Eden.

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.

Spanish Pastor

Robert Lopez

Pastor Robert is the leader of the Highlands Spanish speaking members that meet at 12PM upstairs in the Sanctuary.

Haitian Pastor

Jude Revange

Pastor Jude is the leader of our Haitian members that meet upstairs in Building 3. He was called to ministry at Highlands in 2015 and has been serving faithfully ever since.

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.