a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera IN-RESIDENCE
Highlands College

The Highlands College In-Residence Program is a cross-functional group of esteemed leaders investing their expertise and experience in Highlands College students to build more well-rounded leaders. The purpose of the program is to expose our students to various leadership approaches to educate, equip, and empower them to be leaders in their chosen ministry fields.

On April 27, we hosted Pastor Louie Giglio as our Visionary-In-Residence. Pastor Louie is the original visionary of the Passion Conferences, lead pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, and a national best-selling author. Read about the wealth of wisdom he deposited into our students and staff during his full-day investment.


Pastor Louie's Bio

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Original Visionary of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus. Since 1997, Passion Conference has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Most recently, Passion hosted over 700,000 people from over 150 countries online at Passion 2021. Louie is the national bestselling author of over a dozen books including his newest release, Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table, as well as Goliath Must Fall, Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God & Science, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and others. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

We were honored to welcome Pastor Craig Groeschel, Highlands College’s first Innovator-in-Residence on October 29, 2020. Read about the incredible day Pastor Craig spent with our students.


Pastor Craig’s Bio

Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative multi-site church based in Edmond, Oklahoma. As one of the most respected leaders in the Church, Craig speaks frequently at leadership events and conferences worldwide, is a New York Times bestselling author, and serves as champion for the Global Leadership Summit. Through the top-ranking Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, he prompts innovative thinking in leaders at every level within any organization. Glassdoor has also named him in the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. (small and midsize companies) and named Life.Church as the #1 Place to Work under his leadership. Craig lives in the Edmond, Oklahoma area with his wife Amy and their six children. To learn more about Craig, visit www.craiggroeschel.com.