Opened in 1983, Highlands Christian Church is a unique expression of who God is and how He has made each one of us



From our humble beginning, Highlands Christian Church began as small house church in early 1983. In June 1983, the church rented out the upper room of a RSL Club and there, our Church as we know it, began. 


Our Objectives:

- Come into a growing relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.

- Experience ongoing inner renewal through the power of the Holy Spirit in the context of fellowship. 

- Work together as a spiritual family to see our members nurtured, protected and equipped to exercise their gifts and calling in the body of Christ. 

- Reach out into the community and world to give and live the message of the good news about Christ and His Kingdom. 


Our Leadership

For the Glory of God

Darren Hessenberger

Senior Pastor

Nikki Hessenberger


Paul Crossman

Pastor/Church Elder


Leadership Team

Jane Crossman
Pastor/Church Elder

Virginia Romney
Church Elder

Fran Donovan
Pastoral Care 

Peter Klopfer
Men's Ministry and Church Elder

Belinda Klopfer
Women's Ministry and Admin Assistant



Wendy Baker
Finance Administrator

Thomas Brookes
Youth Ministry

Isabella Brookes
Youth Ministry


Steve Shaw
Children's Ministry and Church Elder

Lilli Hessenberger
Communications Assistant


 Church Ministries