Our team

  • Ethan QuimbyElder Candidate
    Ethan Quimby was born in Gallup, NM, and lived in Fort Defiance, AZ, Anaheim, CA, Rockledge, FL, and a number of other places before moving to Farmington, NM in 2005, where he has lived since.
    He received his ministry training at Grace Hill Church, in Farmington, NM, after which the plan was to plant a church. However, with church planting delayed through a series of events, he decided that sustainable ministry would be found at Higher Ground by teaming up with Josh Valdez.
    Ethan has a deep desire to see the lost in our area transformed through the power of the Gospel, and to see all Christians trained to follow Jesus. He longs to see all people become worshippers of Jesus, to see our broken world renewed by the hand of God.
  • Kyle CopeWorship Director
    Kyle grew up in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Hershey, PA. Kyle moved out to Farmington, NM with his wife Jenna when she was hired by the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, NM. The Copes got to know Pastor Josh at his previous church and jumped at the opportunity to help out with music at Higher Ground Church.
    “We are so proud to be a part of Higher Ground Church. It’s not only a gospel centered church that focuses on biblical instruction, but it’s a Christ centered family, where we build each other up and support one another”.