We are blessed to have such a loving and caring staff here at South Fork Christian Church. From our Senior Pastor to our other Staff members, teaching the love of Christ and the Truth of the Gospel is our priority.


Bob Hightchew has been the Senior Minister at South Fork since 1996.

Bob is a graduate from Cincinnati Christian University, where he earned his BS in Ministry and Leadership and his MA in Pastoral Leadership.

He and his wife, Holly, have been married since 1991 and have three children.




John Barfield has been in Worship Ministry since college when he toured with a Christian music group called Selah.  He has headed up worship ministries for churches in Georgia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  John’s wife, Kathy, has been an integral part of his ministries.  John and Kathy have three daughters, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren.  One of John’s favorite scriptures is Proverbs 15:22, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”




Jeff Johnson has been involved in youth ministry since 1998 and has developed a passion for leading youth to discover, grow and deepen in a personal relationship with God. While leading by example to encourage youth to live out God’s Word daily, to develop long lasting relationships and to show God’s love to impact the world around them.

Jeff has been married to his wife Cathy since 2000 and they have been blessed with four children. He grew up in Massachusetts in a Church of Christ that his father helped plant and where his passion for youth began. The last 12 years, Jeff and his family have lived in Northern Indiana with four of those years spent teaching junior and senior high school students at a Christian School.


Kristin Caulley

Kristin Caulley has been the Children’s Director at South Fork since 2007.

Kristin graduated from Georgetown College with a BS in Elementary Education and she received her MA in Integrating Technology in the Classroom from Walden University. She taught five years before joining the staff at South Fork.

Kristin and her husband, Bobby, got married in 2014. She has two children and Bobby is doing an amazing job as their step-dad teaching them to love the Lord and have a relationship with Him.