Our Story

On Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2006 Highlands Church held a 9am Sunrise Service. That first worship service brought over 180 people from the local community to a hillside that was then referred to as "The Hill Across From Walmart." Because of the unconventional 9am time for having a Sunrise Service, Highlands was quickly identified as the "out-of-the-box" church. The very next Sunday Highlands had it's first regular Sunday meeting at the Park Cinemas in downtown Paso Robles, CA with 60 adults and kids attending.

With a strong emphasis on connecting real, everyday people with God, Highlands had multiple community outreach activities that summer. By the Fall of 2006, Highlands Church was a vibrant new community, devoted to following Jesus Christ. Highlands met in the Park Cinemas movie theater for 3 years and then moved into the current building on Oak Hill Road in January 2009. 

On May 16, 2015, Highlands became a fully chartered “Community Church” within the Presbyterian Church (USA). This milestone empowered members of Highlands to have a voice and a vote and also grants significant authority to Highlands’ Elders. 

Today, Highlands continues to do ministry “outside-of-the-box.”  We aim go deeper in faith and in our relationships with each other while reaching outward to our community and the world. It has been an amazing adventure so far! We hope you will join in this story, as we look to an exciting future of following Christ together at Highlands!