Missouri & Southern Illinois

Missouri & Southern Illinois - Chris Highfill

Chris Highfill is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University with a degree in church ministries. Prior to church planting, Chris worked in youth ministry for 14 years13 of those at the same church. Chris is also the founder of The Link Camp, a two-week summer camp for middle and high school students. Under Chris's leadership, the camp grew from 80 to 800 students in four years. Chris and his wife Sarah planted Grace River Church in 2015, and with coaching from Converge, they were able to launch large and have seen the church grow from a small gathering in their living room to 250 every weekend. He also serves on the MidAmerica church strengthening team. Chris serves on the executive board of the O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of the Saint Charles County Vision Leadership program. Chris met his wife Sarah while in college and they have been married since 2003. They have three children: Ella, Jack and Alle. 

Regional Vision:

Church planting is serious business, and we believe that no one should plant alone.  Converge offers an opportunity for likeminded churches and church planters to partner together to advance the gospel in our region.  We are looking to partner with:

* Potential church planters, to offer them assessment, coaching, and possible financial support

* Existing church plants that are in need of a network for coaching and brotherhood

* Established churches that are serious about equipping and sending out new church plants

* And anyone who would like to help fund church planting through practical financial support 

Missouri & Southern Illinois Hot Spots:

We are praying for church plants all over our region, including:

* Specific areas of St. Louis and its suburbs, including the Metro East

* Kansas City and its suburbs

* Cape Girardeau, MO

* Springfield, MO

* Carbondale, IL

* Mt. Vernon, IL

* Springfield, IL

* Mattoon, IL

Learn more about taking steps towards church planting with Converge.