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.

Greg Ligon

Executive Pastor

Greg and his wife Rachel joined the HCC Staff in September 2019, bringing 25+ years of ministry experience, education and a love for Jesus in tow.  Greg’s under-grad is in Marketing from Baylor University (where he met his sweet bride … #SicEm) and has a unique lens to help our church live in the space of Connecting people to the Next Step in their journey. 

Greg has many Gifts and God has aligned them in our Fellowship in helping with Strategic vision/planning, developing systems for our Team Leaders of various ministries, and teaching as a part of our Teaching Team for Sunday mornings.

Greg & Rachel have 2 college-age children (Tanner & Libbie) and Greg also serves as the Executive Director/CEO of www.SolidPastors.org.

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!

Abby Nealous

Family Ministry Pastor

At HCC, we truly believe in the concept of “Family Ministry.” Our desire is to equip you with all the resources we can, allowing you to disciple your children seven days a week. That is done through a partnership together, and we are excited about joining you in this journey.

Abby Nealous serves as our Family Ministry Pastor here at HCC, and leads our entire Kids CONNECTION team of staff and volunteers. Abby, Dylan & Jack (and later Dieyene, Raimi, & Abraham) were a part of our HCC community long before joining our staff, and serve in many different areas in the life of our Church. Abby has a heart and passion for Jesus, a love for children, and an unparalleled conviction to the partnership between parents and the Church.

Thank you for trusting us with your children, and please don’t hesitate to let us know if we can serve you in any way.

Rachael Mayland

Family Ministry Team

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 w/ Abby in our Family Ministry. 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.

Mike Randolph

Media/Visual Arts Director

Mike handles all things Media and Visual for our CELEBRATION services weekly. Mike is back for a 2nd season w/ us at HCC, going all the way back to 2012, and we are so blessed to have him as a part of our Team. You might find Mike at HCC in the evening or on Saturday just trying to make sure everything is completely ready for the Gospel to not only be good On-Site, but to allow the On-Line experience to carry God’s Story around the world too!

Mike spends his days overflowing his passion for video and media into the lives of students at Stevens High School in NISD.

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

Tom Hicks

Tom Hicks

Elder

Tom and Sherry have been a part of HCC since inception, including meeting in a small room praying together and dreaming and listening for God’s call and direction.  Tom has served in many capacities:  Website design; Database Creation/upkeep; Teacher; Videographer (videos, edits and uploads the weekly video of CELEBRATION); Set-up team;  Greeter; Cook; Lollipop Man (the kids love to see him coming!!!); and so many more.  Most of the time, you will find Tom serving quietly and faithfully behind the scenes, truly modeling God’s call as a Servant Leader.

Tom spends his days pouring into students, faculty and administration at Trinity University, where he has taught Computer Science since 1983.  When not working at Trinity or for HCC, Tom enjoys Golf, traveling w/ Sherry, and spending time w/ Kids, Grandkids and Great-Grandkids.

Kevin Walls

Kevin Walls

Elder

Kevin, Lisa and Braden have been a part of HCC since the very 1st CELEBRATION, November 1, 2009.  Throughout the years, Kevin has served in many different ministry roles:  Preaching; Teaching; oversight of Lord’s Supper; Mission Trips; and most recently, sensed God’s calling to invest in our Middle School and High School students, birthing our 1st ever Student CONNECTION.

Kevin serves daily pouring into the lives of students, parents, faculty and administration at Lopez Middle School.  In his free-time, Kevin enjoys all things Baylor Bear … #SicEm … and sharing in the many sports activities where Braden is participating.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Heights Community Church

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