Leadership

Ken Hicks

Ken Hicks

Lead Pastor

Ken is a graduate of Baylor University & Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served the local church for almost 30 years, most recently launching Heights Community Church in November 2009. Ministry is more than a job or occupation, it’s a lifestyle [as well as calling for all followers of Jesus]. Whether serving on fulltime church staff, launching a consulting company, coaching basketball, going to the gym, and everything in between, ministry has become a lifestyle.

Culturally within the Church we hear buzzwords such as Missional Living or Lifestyle Evangelism that many are leaning into to help set the framework for engaging those around us for the sake of sharing the Gospel and making Disciples. Many are discovering the difficult challenge of creating Margin in our lives where we can intentionally build relationships with those around us who are not already connected within the life and wall of the Kingdom. Honestly, we like our church friends don’t we? How often do we pull out of the garage and Go to Church, and leave the Mission Field of our Block/Street behind, and many don’t even know the names of our neighbors?

Ken has a passion for communicating Vision, Strategy and Opportunity for intentionally engaging those around us in our daily lives to pursue life In-Christ, and ultimately experience Disciples making Disciples.

Amanda Singer

Worship Pastor

Amanda joined our HCC Staff in February 2020, and WOW, what a difference her life, passion and ministry have made in our Fellowship! Amanda is an Alabama native (Roll-Tide) and she and her husband Gary have served together in ministry for 20+ years. Amanda has all the classical education & degrees in music and voice, but perhaps her most incredible gift is her love and passion for God’s Presence.

Amanda has a unique way of blending together the different personalities and talent levels of God’s people to bring an incredible opportunity for us all to worship and lift our hearts together in Praise each week too.
Amanda & Gary have 2 adult sons (Tyler & Corey) and 2 incredible daughter-n-laws (Karlee & Thea) and are ready to love on some grandkids whenever God and the kids are ready!

Rachael Mayland

Rachael Mayland

Family Ministry Pastor

The Mayland’s have been a part of HCC since 2013, and Rachael instantly gravitated to serving in our Family Ministry. Rachael has a true gift and passion for Administration and Organization, and serves as a great partner. Rachael coordinates Kids CONNECTION 2 Sunday’s per month, and also handles many of the Administrative responsibilities for Family Ministry.

Rachael & Marshall have 4 children: James, Brooks, Elizabeth and Catherine, and when they’re not working, they love to be outdoors together as a family.

 

Kara Mowry

First Impressions Team

Kara leads our F.I.T. (First Impressions Team) which handles everything involved in the entire Guest Services Experience. Kara coordinates recruiting, training and supporting volunteers serving as Greeters, Connection Table, Parking Lot folks, etc… In addition, she oversees the Café area as well as development of on-going improvements to make sure every person attending HCC feels welcomed and informed about opportunities.

Kara and Chad have 2 beautiful daughters, McKenzie and Morgan. When not serving at HCC, Dr. Mowrey overflows into the lives of students, faculty and administration at San Antonio College.

Andrea Lucas

Book Keeper / Finance Administration

Andrea Lucas is a Minnesota native and Trinity University graduate who decided to make South Texas home.  Andrea has been recognized as one of the most outstanding reading specialists in all of San Antonio in the public school system, and has most recently transitioned to being a Leader of Teachers on 2 campuses in SAISD.  Andrea has been a part of HCC since Day 1, and continues to serve our Fellowship in any way God can use her Gifts and Talents.  Andrea serves as the contact point for all your Giving questions you might have.

We are so blessed to have Andrea w/ us on this incredible journey.

HCC ELDERS

Terry Cleveland

Terry Cleveland

Elder

Terry & Candy Cleveland reconnected w/ Ken & Rita in 2015, having served together in another church here in our city!  Terry is a CPA by trade, and serves as the primary overseer of All Things Financial at HCC, working directly w/ Andrea Lucas who handles the day to day Accounting for our church.  Terry brings incredible expertise and a heart for God’s Work thru our Church to help make sure we are stewarding the resources God is channeling through His Church w/ incredible clarity and guidance.

Candy now serves the office of Grandmother to their first 2 grandchildren (2018), and does just about anything needed to help the Gospel be advanced w/in the life of HCC too!  In addition, Candy’s working career was in Children’s ministry, and now serves as a vital Volunteer/Leader in our Kids CONNECTION.

 

Chad Mowry

Chad Mowry

Elder

Chad begins his 2nd year as an Elder at HCC in 2016, and brings a powerful insight to our team as a small business owner. Chad has a real understanding of the various challenges experienced with HR, staffing, payroll, billing, etc… In addition, Chad has a heart for Missions and helping make sure that HCC continues to serve as a Catalyst for Compassion.

Chad and Kara have 2 beautiful daughters, McKenzie and Morgan. When not serving at HCC, Chad can be found tinkering with fast cars, on a golf course, or perhaps cheering on his Baylor Bears.

 

Mike Garwood

Mike Garwood

Elder

Mike & Pam reconnected w/ Ken & Rita from another local church in SA, where they served together for many years.  Mike is an engineer by trade working for the US Government, and brings an incredible mind and passion to our Elder Team!  Mike is often the modern-day E.F. Hutton on our team.  When he speaks, people listen! 

Pam is a retired nurse by trade, and Mike & Pam both serve on our Kids CONNECTION Team overflowing into our Older Elementary School students.

Dylan Nealous

Dylan Nealous

Elder

Roger Stuckey

Roger Stuckey

Elder

Heights Community Church

121 InterPark Blvd.
Suite 211
Building 2
San Antonio, TX 78216