Located in beautiful Highlands North Carolina,  CBC Highlands is a growing fellowship of believers, passionate about sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ, locally and globally.


Located in beautiful Highlands North Carolina,  CBC Highlands is a growing fellowship of believers, passionate about sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ, locally and globally.

Senior Pastor

Dr. Gary Hewins

In January 2009, Gary was called to Community Bible Church to provide leadership as the Senior Pastor. He is focused on supplying spiritual nurturing to the growing congregation, while also providing a challenging preaching and teaching ministry. Community Bible Church maintains a spiritual influence on multiple church campuses in the region and enjoys a very influential online ministry presence.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia State University,
a Master’s of Arts degree in Religion, and a Doctorate in Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts.

Missions is deeply embedded in Gary’s heart. He has been instrumental in proclaiming the Gospel in many nations among people devoted to many false gods. His unique preaching and teaching style cultivates a hunger for the Word of God in others.

Ministry Team

Micah Atkins

Director of Ministry Resources and Development

Rodney Beasley

Financial Director

Julie Hughes

Children’s Creative Director

Lisa Bates

Accounting Assistant

Erin Carter

Children’s and Youth Administrative Director

Kim Johnson

Communications Coordinator

Thomas Bates

Family and Community Pastor

Angie Hewins

Creative Arts Director

Dylan Lytle

Media Director

Tyler Morrow

Media Technician

David Parrish

Director of Student Ministries


Jim Cothran

David Jones

Carl Littlefield

Ken McKim

Kyle McKim


Tom Banks Jr.

Jerry Hermanson

Bill Bubenick

Jan Ross

Peter Hall

Deborah Watson

Care Ministry

Vesta Jones

CBC Mission Statement

Community Bible Church seeks to exalt the Lord, empower the believer, embrace the hurting, and celebrate the love and fellowship of Christ.

Core Beliefs


We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons
Romans 8, Ephesians 1:13-14


We believe in the deity and humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ
(John 1:1), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18),

His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Acts 10:38), His vicarious death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world (1 John 2:2), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:39), His ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor (Hebrews 4:14), and His future return in glory: first, to rapture His church

(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18), and second, to establish the Kingdom of God upon the earth (Revelation 20:6).

Holy Spirit

We believe that God gives His Holy Spirit to dwell in the lives of “born again” believers as a guarantee of our inheritance and salvation through Jesus (Acts 2:38, 2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:14).

We believe in the transformative process of spiritual development (sanctification) wrought in a believer’s life by the Holy Spirit. The growth involves daily dying to sin and living unto righteousness (Romans 6:1-23), finds expression in a holy life (Hebrews 12:24) and will be culminated at the return of Christ (1 John 3:2).


We believe that every person has worth as a creation of God, and that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).

We believe that salvation is a free gift of God, and we are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23).

We believe that forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who believe in Christ as Savior and Lord (John 3:16).

We believe that those accepting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized into Him (Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38).

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority in life and doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105).

The Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the tasks of reaching the lost and discipling the saved, helping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-16, Matthew 28:19-20)

We believe that every member of the body is a minister;
the Elders and our church team are to help equip the members for their ministry. (1 Peter 2:5, Ephesians 4:11-12)

We believe in divine healing for the spirit, mind, and body; and that this healing is accomplished in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross and appropriated in the believer’s life through prayer.
(Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24, James 5:13-15)

We believe that Jesus Christ will one day return and that all those who have been saved will be with the Lord forever in eternity.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)