Dr. Jeremy Roberts, 30, has served as the Lead Pastor of Church of the Highlands in Chattanooga, TN since April, 2012. Under his leadership, The Highlands “re-planted” out of a dead downtown church in Highland Park to a thriving contemporary congregation in the northern suburbs of Chattanooga. The church has tripled in size and reaches people living in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee since it re-planted January 20, 2013 while concentrating on reaching the un-churched and de-churched. Previously, he pastored Pleasant Hill Church, Lenoir City, Tennessee and interim pastored First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge, Texas. Dr. Roberts currently serves as an online Adjunct Professor at both Midwestern Seminary & Liberty University and previously served as a Professor at Criswell College, Dallas, TX. Dr. Roberts served on staff with missions organizations in Texas and Virginia. Additionally, he has also served as personal assistant and intern to influential leaders such as Dr. Jack Graham, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX; Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Cross Church, Northwest AR; and Dr. Jay Strack, Student Leadership University, Orlando, FL.
Jeremy’s heart is in reaching our neighbors and the nations with the Gospel. He has led mission trips to Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America, and has a goal for over 50% of the average attendees of Church of the Highlands to go on a mission trip from 2013 to 2015.
Jeremy earned his Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX and his Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Arts (MA), and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from Liberty University where he served as President of the student body. Jeremy was born in Atlanta and raised in both Dallas and Virginia Beach. His wife, the former Charity Hope Crisp, is a native of Knoxville, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Union University in Jackson, TN. They have two daughters, Autumn & Lily.