Pastors & Staff

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.

Keith Tower

Lead Pastor

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

Co-Founder and Business Manager

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.

Heather Hunsicker

Student & Missions Pastor

Heather Hunsicker serves as Student Pastor and Missions Pastor. As a seasoned missionary, Heather has led teams to 3 different continents, and continues to lead teams from around the world through Real Life Missions. While at HighPoint, she leads ELEVATE and connects middle and high school students into a vibrant relationship with Jesus. The Wisconsin native is married to her husband, Joshua, a die hard Green Bay Packers fan, bug and frog collector (with her sons), and a pretty serious deer hunter.

Ross Middleton

Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor Ross Middleton is a true Floridian.  Ross grew up in Panama City, Florida, graduated from Florida State, and led SouthCoast Church in Ft Lauderdale.  Holding a degree in Music, Ross is a connoisseur of all thing musical.  Ross and his wife Amy have three energetic boys.  Along with his oldest son, Pastor Ross hosts the Teenology podcast, focusing on relevant theology for teens.  When he is not cheering on his beloved Noles on weekends, he can be found coaching his boys’ sports teams.

Mario Jiménez

Pastor Iglesia HighPoint

Pastor Mario leads Iglesia HighPoint, our new Spanish speaking congregation.  Mario is a native of the Dominican Republic, where he served in reaching college students with the Gospel.  Mario and his wife Katie relocated to Orlando in 2019, where he is actively engaged with the Latino community.  Mario has a background in publishing and marketing and is a fan of all kinds of movies.  Mario loves the outdoors, enjoys camping, and has hiked on the Appalachian Trail.

Melissa Harpool

KidzTown Director

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.

Nikka Warner

Campus Minister

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.

Saskia Smith


Saskia serves HighPoint Church in the unique role of a missionary to the USA.  She is originally from Pretoria, South Africa, has been a cross cultural missionary in Manila, Philippines, and relocated to Orlando in 2020.  She has traveled the world extensively, including visiting 18 nations on 5 continents.  Saskia is an accomplished musician, songwriter, and singer.  A true adventurer at heart, Saskia is as comfortable exploring the wilds of her native South Africa as she is exploring the vastness of North America’s cities, always with a sketchbook in hand.

Katie Jiménez


Katie is an international missionary and is training, along with her husband Mario, to start a new church in the Dominican Republic.  Prior to her involvement in children’s and campus ministry, Katie was a nurse.  In her free time, Katie loves to read novels and British literature with a nice cup of tea.  She enjoys movies, both old and new.  Katie will bake and eat anything with chocolate.