• New Heights. New Depths. New LIFE.

    Our Mission -

    We are committed to being a gathering place for our entire community, growing deep roots in Christ, fostering new life, and bringing light to the darkness in our city and throughout the world.


    Service Time & Location:

    Community Grounds Coffee Shop (We meet right in the coffee shop!)

    Sundays @ 10 am (kids church for ages 3-12)

    Wednesdays @6:30 pm adult study & kids/youth class (Meal served before @5:45 Sept-May)

    560 40th Ave NE

    Columbia Heights, MN

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    Matt Hinton

    Lead Pastor


    Pastor Matt loves movies, motorcycles & time with family. A graduate of North Central University, he has been lead pastor at Heights Church since 2018. He has served in many roles during his 25+ years of ministry including youth pastor and small group pastor. He & his wife, Tanya, are celebrating 27 years of marriage and are parents to Madison & Ezekiel and 2 fur babies- Ruby & Buster.

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    Johnny Shoemaker

    Associate Pastor & Worship Lead


    Pastor Johnny is a military veteran and a graduate of North Central University. He has worked for ALLINA Health since moving to Minnesota in 1992. He was ordained in 1998 and has pastored in many different capacities. He spends most of his time these days being a grandfather & enjoys every minute of it. He and his wife Suellen have been married 34 years and have five sons, four granddaughters and one grandson. He loves serving the local church.

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    Tanya Hinton

    Youth & Kids Lead


    Tanya loves to see kids and youth reach their full potential. She has been involved with various capacity of youth and kids ministry for over 10 years. She has led VBS, Youth Sports Camps and monthly craft Make & Takes at our coffee shop, Community Grounds. When she's not involved in ministry, she loves to read, garden, travel with family & she works full time as a program manager for a local insurance company.

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    Heights Church is funded by donations. Heights Church is the owner and operator of Community Grounds. 100% of coffeehouse proceeds go toward supporting coffee shop locations. While our coffeehouse is a working space that help make Heights Church efficient, 100% of Heights Church’s operation budget is provided by contributions of people like you. Thank you for choosing to invest in Heights Church.