Young Adults Ministry
Young Adults Ministry
What We Believe
With the Bible as our supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct, we believe:
…in one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
…that all persons are sinners, and are therefore under condemnation, but that those who repent and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior become children of God by the Holy Spirit.
…in the universal Church, a spiritual body of which Christ is head and all regenerated persons are members.
…that the local church is to be a company of believers in Christ, baptized by immersion on a credible profession of faith, and associated in worship, fellowship, discipleship, and evangelism.
…in a God-honoring lifestyle, religious liberty, voluntary cooperation in the cause of Christ, the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the body, and the final judgment of all persons.
50 Years of Highland - The Journey continues...
50 Years of Highland Baptist Church - A Journey
Danny Gardner - Senior Pastor
Danny has been on staff at Highland since January 2015 but became the pastor of Highland in September 2016. He is passionate about the Word of God and seeing people reached with the love of Christ. He and his wife Hallie have three wonderful sons. Danny loves baseball, good food, and fly fishing.
Rick Anderson - Associate Pastor
Rick Anderson has served at Highland since 1992. He is married to Becky and together they have four children and seventeen grandchildren. Rick loves the outdoors and enjoying God’s creation. As a pastor he is passionate about helping people meet and grow in Jesus wherever they are.
Sam Porges - Youth Pastor
Sam has been on staff as the Youth Director since June 2015. In January of 2018 he became a licensed pastor. He was born in California and went to Bible college in San Diego. Sam is passionate about the glory of God, Scripture, and the discipleship of Highland's students, and he loves adventure, spaghetti, and coffee.
Janna Madsen - Children's Director
Janna Madsen grew up attending Highland and has loved seeing God work in people's lives through HBC. She is passionate about seeing young people come to a knowledge of Christ. She is excited to serve the families of Highland as Sunday Children's Director. Janna enjoys spending time with her husband and baby girl, exploring the beauty of the Colorado mountains, copy editing, and boxing competitively.
Carla Anderson - Worship Director
Carla has been volunteering at HBC as Worship Director since 2010, and officially came on staff in 2016. She absolutely loves being part of a people authentically engaged in worshiping God with their hearts and lives. Carla, her husband Nathan, and three children also enjoy hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Claudia Bucher - Office Manager/Children's Director
Originally from California, Claudia moved to Colorado in 2015. She taught 2nd grade for four years until she decided to join Highland Staff as the Office Manager. She is excited to use her passion and knowledge of teaching within the church. In January of 2018 she also became Thrive Children's Director. Claudia and her husband Jordan enjoy hiking the beautiful Colorado mountains and visiting their families in California and Minnesota whenever they can.