Important Updates

Investigation Conclusion

´╗┐Cantey Hanger’s independent investigation of Andy Savage’s ministry has been completed and the findings communicated to the elders and trustees of Highpoint Church by lead investigator Scott Fredricks. While the investigation found no other instances of abuse in Andy’s ministry, the leadership team at Highpoint Church agrees that Andy’s resignation is appropriate, given the reasons stated in his resignation statement. Highpoint leadership has come to recognize that... Read More
at Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Update from Highpoint Church

Dear Highpoint Family, We as a church are deeply saddened by the suffering experienced by Jules Woodson and all victims of abuse, and we remain committed to understanding how our church should minister to the needs of our community. Before employing Andy Savage, the church leadership was informed of his past with Jules Woodson and we understood that it had been thoroughly addressed at the time. We have since learned that this was not the case, and we have accepted Andy’s... Read More
at Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Update from Andy Savage

Throughout the last two and a half months, I’ve had the opportunity to spend much time in prayer and God’s Word, as well as to reflect on the thoughts shared by so many who responded to the post by Jules Woodson and to my statement on January 7th. Your passionate opinions on this important matter have truly helped me to gain perspective that I simply could not have achieved on my own. I have come to understand Jules’ vantage point better, and to appreciate the courage it... Read More
at Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Highpoint Update

We want to update you regarding Andy Savage. The investigation is wrapping up and the initial findings give us assurance that we can begin the long process of moving forward as a church. Just as the culture around us is waking up to the suffering expressed by the courageous voices of the #metoo movement, we are taking very seriously our commitment to fully understand how our church should minister to the needs of the people we impact. Andy Savage remains on leave. We will release further... Read More
at Sunday, March 4, 2018

Update on the Two Independent Organizations

Updated on January 29, 2017 We wanted to give you an update on the information below that we provided on January 18, 2018 - specifically a timeframe.  We anticipate that Mr. Fredricks’s investigation should be concluded by the end of February. Below was originally posted on January 18, 2018: (We had two separate statements posted regarding independent counsel. This has resulted in confusion, therefore we have removed the two statements leading to confusion... Read More
at Thursday, January 18, 2018

Highpoint Church Family Update

Highpoint Family, Highpoint Church, its leadership, and its decisions have received much media attention over the past week. Unfortunately, not all accounts have accurately conveyed our church nor our community. We realize many of you have questions, and we apologize for not being able to respond sooner with answers. Thank you for your patience as we do our best to respond respectfully and appropriately. That said, it was prematurely announced this afternoon on The Ben Ferguson... Read More
Posted by Highpoint Church at Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Word for the Highpoint Family

Recently, there have been social media communications regarding a situation from 20 years ago in Andy’s life. In the link below, Andy shares a response to our church family regarding the situation. This information is not new to me or to our leadership. As one of my closest friends and partners in ministry, I can assure you that I have total confidence in the redemptive process Andy went through under his leadership in Texas. In addition, for more than 16 years, I have watched Andy... Read More
Posted by Highpoint Church at Friday, January 5, 2018

Official Statement from Andy Savage

As a college student on staff at a church in Texas more than 20 years ago, I regretfully had a sexual incident with a female high school senior in the church. I apologized and sought forgiveness from her, her parents, her discipleship group, the church staff, and the church leadership, who informed the congregation. In agreement with wise counsel, I took every step to respond in a biblical way. I resigned from ministry and moved back home to Memphis. I accepted full responsibility for my... Read More
Posted by Highpoint Church at Friday, January 5, 2018