Our Staff

Our Staff

Robert Johnson

Senior Pastor

Robert graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy and earned both an MA and a ThM in Systematic and Historical Theology from Regent College in Vancouver, British Colombia. He served on the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship from 1988-1995 in full-time ministry to college students at James Madison and Washington & Lee Universities. He has served as a Pastor at HPC since 1998.  Robert is married to Lynne and they have two adult children, Bethany and Daniel.

Greg Baney
Assistant Pastor of
Christian Growth & Connection

Greg comes to us from Greenville, SC where he was the manager of Administration for the City of Greenville and an intern of the Calvary Presbytery and Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church PCA. Greg has a Masters of Public Administration as well as a Masters from Covenant Theological Seminary. He has been involved in various ministerial roles for the past seventeen years, most recently serving as pulpit supply for various churches throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. Greg has a passion for scripture and assisting others in growing in their relationship with Christ. Greg met his best friend, ministry partner, and wife Tricia in St. Louis, MO. They have three children, William, James, and Lauren. Greg and Tricia love entertaining, kayaking, antiquing, tea rooms, traveling, exploring new local places and restaurants as well as spending time with new friends and old. 
Morgan Lusk
Associate Pastor
For Youth & Families

Morgan and his wife Jennifer are originally from Florida. They have been married for 8 years and have three boys: Nathaniel, Elijah and Isaac. Morgan received his B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL and his MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Morgan has 15 years of Youth Ministry experience, including his role as Pastor of Youth and Families at Hixson Pres, where he has served since 2008. Morgan loves working with youth and hopes to see the Lord bring many students in Hixson to saving faith in Jesus Christ. 

Josh Huff
Director of
Worship & Technology

Josh began serving at HPC during the summer of 2013. He and family moved here from IL where they served in various ministries for 10 years. Josh has a great love for music and leading God’s people in worship. Whether it is from the piano or guitar, Josh is passionate about teaching through music and engaging the heart and mind for the sake of God’s glory. You can listen to some of the music he has written and recorded on his album: Enriched Affections, or read about what he is up to on his blog which has the same title as his CD. Josh has been married to Moriah for 12 years and God has blessed them with three beautiful girls.

Alisa Gillis
Director of
Children's Ministries

Alisa has served in various roles with children for the past 20 years. Whether in a dance studio, church, camp or classroom, she has always considered her role as one of ministry. Alisa earned her B.S. In Biology from Mississippi College and her MEd from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Originally from Mississippi, a nearby summer camp and a desire to minister to children is what brought her to the Chattanooga area many years ago. Alisa lives in Hixson with her husband Jerry, daughter Mary Margaret, and bunnies Flower and Sherup. During free time, they enjoy camping, movies, travel, and being with friends and family.

Heather Whitfield
Office Adminstrator