HighPoint is led by fun, friendly, approachable leaders. We combine a wide variety of life experiences with a deep love for Jesus and for people, allowing us to help connect people to God in a real and practical way.
Meet Our Team
Pastor Keith Tower serves as Lead Pastor of HighPoint in Orlando. At 7 feet tall, he just might be the tallest pastor in Central Florida. When not leading the church, Pastor Keith and wife Jennifer, and their two daughters can be found enjoying nachos and watching Notre Dame football, laughing with friends playing board games, or enjoying the Butler Chain of Lakes in the summer. While at HighPoint, expect Pastor Keith to use his unique experiences as a professional athlete, professional counselor and a seasoned missionary, along with a great sense of humor and deep love for people to help you become all that God created you to be.
Andrew DeClercq is a co-founder and Executive Pastor of HighPoint. A beach bum at heart, the former NBA veteran of 10 seasons loves when he and his family are able to sneak away to his hometown of Clearwater Beach. Andrew enjoys staying fit by lifting weights, riding his bike, and swimming.
Pastor Barry Tallis serves as Pastor of HighPoint Church in Orlando. He and his wife Dennette are also the founders of Nourish Ministries, a kingdom-focused business created to help people grow in strength and live a life of complete freedom and victory in Christ. His desire is to help strengthen the body of Christ through his books and preaching. He has published two books, STRONGER and VICTORIOUS, both of which are available on Amazon. Barry is a father to his three daughters and one son. He and his wife reside in Winter Garden, FL. He enjoys sand volleyball, traveling to the Caribbean, and occasionally running in Disney half-marathons.
Heather Allen serves as Student Pastor and Missions Pastor. As a seasoned missionary, Heather has led teams to 3 different continents. While at HighPoint, she leads ELEVATE and connects middle and high school students into a vibrant relationship with Jesus. The Wisconsin native is a die hard Green Bay Packers fan, bug and frog collector (with her son), and a pretty serious deer hunter
Melissa Harpool serves HighPoint as the “mayor of KidzTown”. With a background in elementary education and 15 years experience in children’s ministry, Melissa loves coming up with fun ways to teach children about Jesus and planting seeds that God will cultivate for a lifetime. Melissa and her husband Keith grew up in the Midwest, and bring down home family values to KidzTown. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, riding her bike, going to the beach, and going to the movies.
Debbie Addeo serves as Worship Director at HighPoint. The Texas native has been singing since she was 5 years old. A lover of Mexican food and Friday night football, Debbie loves spending time with her husband and 2 children. An avid traveler, Debbie also loves the beach, biking, running, going to concerts (the louder the better), and the New York Yankees.
Tom Thompson serves HighPoint Church as the Director of Administration. Having served 30 years in the US Air Force, he has decided to put his vast experience in logistics and leadership toward serving the Lord. A native of Minnesota, Tom and his Alabama wife Steffi are die hard Vikings and Crimson Tide football fans. In his spare time he enjoys his four sons, grandkids, nature walks, and the family bird.
Nicole Marie Warner
Nicole Warner serves at HighPoint as the Campus Minister and assistant to the Missions Pastor. She is a graduate of Florida State University, where she encountered Jesus and has now dedicated her time to reaching college students with the power of the Gospel. As a missionary she has been to Honduras, Colombia, Cuba, and continues to seek new places to bring the joy of the Lord. You can spot her from a distance if her afro is let out or you find her dancing to a song playing out loud or in her head. You are likely to be greeted with a hug.