“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and In all Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

Our Vision

  • Train a key Pastor or leader from every country in the World on the Purpose Driven Church Model

  • Lead in reaching the Unengaged/Unreached People Groups

  • Meet the felt needs of the community

  • Increase participation from Highlands members in personal, local, and global P.E.A.C.E. missions


The Highlands PEACE Initiative is our church’s response to the five global giants plaguing much of the world: Spiritual Emptiness, Self-Centered Leadership, Poverty, Disease, and Illiteracy.


The PEACE initiative is about turning an audience into an army, consumers into contributors, spectators into participators. It’s time for the church to be the church. We continue Jesus’ s strategy through the PEACE initiative with imperfect people empowered by God to make a difference together wherever they are.


1) Personal Peace- Your personal ministry to the people in your life.
2) Local Peace- Our church’s ministry to those in our community.
3) Global Peace- Our church’s ministry to the entire world.


Our heart is to have a great commitment to the Great Commandment: to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We also believe we have a great commitment to the Great Commission: to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all of creation. On this website you will find how we live out these beliefs through our global and local missions.



Percentage of Unreached People Groups
Percentage of Countries Trained by Highlands
Pastors Trained by Highlands

Impacting Leaders


Moses Wanyonyi

Senior Pastor - Kenya

“I must admit that my time in Highlands changed me and my church and ministry. When I arrived home, I immediately embarked into leadership training every Sunday after service."


Erion Sylari

Ministry Leader - Albainia

"It has helped us a lot, and without the training, it would be hard to go further! From 30-40 people, our church has grown to 150 people."


Redias Nkundabera

Pastor - Rwanda

“…much has been done as result of the training in my church and community because I was able to train all my pastors about all I learned in the Training.”

"The Word of the Lord is alive and thanks to Highlands Fellowship for heeding God's calling and contributing to the immense spread of the Gospel worldwide."


Global Stats

People Groups Worldwide
Languages In The World
New Testament Translations
Dying Every Day Without Jesus


Clothes Closet

Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet provides the church family and members of the community clothing, small appliances, dishes, and furniture when these individuals are not able to provide them for themselves. We are located at the Bristol Campus.

How you can help: Volunteers are needed for at least two hours each week. We are also seeking donations of new or gently used clothes

Contact Neoma Talley


2004 Lee Highway Bristol, Virginia 24201

Hours of Operation Wednesday: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

What we do: The Food Pantry partners with Faith in Action and Operation Blessing to provide food to over 400 people each week. This takes place at our Abingdon campus every Wednesday from 12:30-2pm at the Depot.

How you can help: We need volunteers to come and help carry food from Feeding America and Operation Blessing on Mondays when we obtain the food. Volunteers are also needed to bag food, sign people in on the computer, clean up, etc. Contact Peggy Booher to volunteer!

Contact Peggy Booher

booher@highlandsfellowship.com Location 22417 Watauga Rd. Abingdon, VA 24211

Hours of Operation Wednesday: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Feed The Need

Feed The Need

What we do: Feed the Need partners with Second Harvest Food Bank to offer food boxes to those in our community who are struggling and in need. Our goal is to provide a box with enough food in it to feed the whole family for three days. If you have a need you can request assistance by calling the church.

How you can help: We are currently trying to build up our pantry and could use your help! Your food donations are greatly appreciated. You can bring non-perishable items to our Johnson City Campus and place them in the Feed the Need Barrels.

Contact Lara Wilt

larawilt@gmail.com Church office (423) 477-1111

Location 100 Centre Park Drive Johnson City, TN 37615

Mobile Clinic

Mobile Clinic

What we do: We partner with Crossroads Medical Mission to provide general health care for uninsured and underinsured people in the community.We’re open the first Monday of every month and follow the Washington County school schedule for bad weather.

How you can help: If you’re interested in volunteering contact Brenda Jessee.

Contact Brenda Jessee


Location 22417 Watauga Rd. Abingdon, VA 24211

Hours of Operation First Monday of every Month 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration closes at 10:30 am

Thrift Store

Thrift Store

What we do: Highlands Thrift Store is a non-profit ministry where we are lucky enough to serve around ninety people a day, five days a week, at an affordable price. We are located at exit 17 in Abingdon, VA and have been open for two years now.

How you can help: Donate! We need your donations to continue to be able to provide affordable clothing, etc. for our surrounding community.

Contact Mike Fuller

mfuller@highlandsfellowship.com 623-0036

Location 336 Cummings St. Abingdon, VA 24210

Hours of Operation Tue. - Fri: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Great Day of Service

Great Day of Service

What we do: This is a church-wide event where we team up to serve our communities. Jesus himself came not to be served but to serve. We hope to display the heart of Jesus for His people by loving our communities well. Four campuses, four communities. We do anything from painting curbs to mulching to building benches.

How you can help: There will be worksites friendly to all ages and abilities. You can find more information at your campus location as the date approaches. Be on the look out for sign ups!

God Stories


The Wiederholt’s in Thailand

“The child sex industry is a devastating reality and we are thankful to work for an organization focused on prevention in an area of the world with limited access to gospel.” – Eric and Shannon

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Schmucker’s in Honduras

Paul and Angie Schmucker missionaries to the country of Honduras sensed God’s calling to foreign missions in 2013.  January 14, 2014 they with their 4 children, embarked on a journey that would change their lives.  Serving God is their desire and reaching the people of Honduras has become the pinnacle for their ministry.  

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Answering The Call

Simply, missions are why we are here. To spread God’s love and the gospel to everyone we can. Going to Haiti broke and mended my heart all at once. It gave me a passion for people. – Eva Psimer

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Answering The Call

Mission trips have helped me put life into perspective and how I should be using every blessed minute God gives me to spread His Word. -Allie Bussell

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Contact Info

  • 22417 Watauga Road, Abingdon, VA 24211
  • 276-628-3297
  • jfleming@highlandsfellowship.com