Church of the Highlands Leadership
Church of the Highlands is blessed to have a pastor who is truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Below is a brief biographical sketch of our present pastoral staff, his history and qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Scott McCurdy was called to serve as Church of the Highlands's Pastor in May of 2018. Prior to that, he served as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Tilton, IL. Prior to that he served on the pastoral staff of the Highland Park Baptist Church from 1985 until 2004.
The attributes that best describe Pastor Scott as a pastor are biblical expository preaching with a shepherd's heart, evangelism & discipleship and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Church of the Highlands where biblical truth is embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ, and share the gospel with their community. Pastor Scott's life reflects his favorite verse , Matthew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you."
Pastor Scott graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in 1979 with the Bible Certificate. He continued his education at Tennessee Temple University graduating with a Bachelors of Religious Education in 1984. He received two degrees from Temple Baptist Seminary: Master of Divinity in 1988 and Doctor of Ministry in 2012. He is also a certified Biblical Counselor through the American Association of Biblical Counselors.
Pastor Scott has been married for thirty one years to his wife, Susan . They have eight children, two of whom are married. They have two granddaughters and a grandson on the way.