OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
 
Senior Pastor
 
 
 
Director of Music Ministries
 
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             Position Available!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Director of Youth
& Children’s Ministries
 
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Bob Palmer
 Treasurer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Smith
 Administrative Assistant
 
Photo coming soon!
 
 
 
 
 
Ashley Beakey
 CDC Director
 
 
 
 

OUR SESSION

 
 
CLASS OF 2019
 
Seth Cook
Joe Gillespie
Chuck Ramsay
Hollie Higgins
CLASS OF 2020
 
Andrew Dowhaniuk
Travis Greenman
Joni Kern
Tammy Mackesey
 
Class of 2021
 
Idara Ekong
Lucho Romero
Pat Massengale
Mary Simpson
 
 

OUR MISSIONS

 
 
 
 
CLEAN WATER PROJECT
 
Members of LHPC have already installed
 filtration systems in Guatemala and
Haiti. This system treats the water making it safe to drink. Future projects are being planned.
 
 
 
 
AUSTIN STREET CENTRE
SANDWICH MINISTRY 
 
On the fourth Saturday of the month, a group comes together to make and deliver sandwiches to feed the homeless for Austin Street Centre.
 
 
 
 
MEALS ON WHEELS
 
 
One week out of the month, volunteers from LHPC deliver meals for Meals on Wheels.
 
 
 
THE BRIDGE
 
 
Members of LHPC enjoy giving their time to serve meals at the The Bridge, a homeless recovery center. 
 
 

OUR STORY

 
 
LHPC was born in 1999 when three Churches in the Lake Highlands/Casa Linda areas of Dallas (Colonial Presbyterian Church; Northminster Presbyterian Church, and Lake Park Cumberland Presbyterian Church) shared a vision to join together and form one community. We hold membership in two Presbyterian denominations: The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PC-USA) and the  Cumberland Presbyterian Church (CPC).
 
In 1997, these congregations began to explore the concept of becoming one church. Combined, they had a cumulative history of over 200 years of ministry in East Dallas.
 
The vision was the three congregations could unite as a single Presbyterian presence in Lake Highlands. The associated LHPC ministries would be greater than any of the three could do alone. After almost three years of exploration, study, and prayer, the three congregations merged.
 
The vision became a reality on January 17, 1999, As the result of the merger, Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church (CPC/PCUSA) was formed. Each of the three former congregations brought their special programs to Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church. Together we began the process of evolving into the single, stronger Presbyterian community, with the vision of providing a strong witness of God’s grace to the Lake Highlands community and beyond. 
 
 

OUR BELIEFS

 
 
Disciple making happens both inside and outside the church. From within, we grow in both faith and action, by living out our commitment to Christ.  We reach outside the church to those who may not yet know Christ, those who may not yet have a faith community, or to those perhaps who simply need Godly assistance.
 
 
 
Presbyterians Believe:
God is in charge
Jesus is our Lord and Savior
We are saved by God’s grace
The Bible is central to faith
We reach out to others who need God and who need help
Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
The Holy Spirit guides and inspires us
We are lovingly respectful of all churches and faiths that promote harmonious living