After spending seven years in the business world, Pastor Ron and his wife, Jody, felt called to plant a church. He quit his job, went to seminary, and in the year 2000, stepped out in faith with Jody and a handful of people to plant Highpoint Church. What started as a small gathering of people in a high school auditorium has grown to be a multi-site church reaching thousands in the western suburbs of Chicago and beyond. Pastor Ron has since raised up and sent out church planters to plant gospel-centered churches around the country.

Highpoint Ministries with Ron Zappia, the teaching ministry of Pastor Ron, was launched in 2013 to provide comprehensive teaching from God’s Word through weekly and daily radio broadcasts, conferences, and resources. Highpoint Ministries currently airs on 500+ stations around the United States.

Pastor Ron is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He and his wife Jody live in Wheaton, IL and have three daughters Allie, Erin, and Emily. 


Since we first planted the church in 2000, and we began meeting in a local high school, it’s been incredible to see how God has grown this church in both number and in depth!

At Highpoint, we are a simple, gospel-centered church. We worship each weekend and encourage everyone to get into a group during the week. Our ultimate desire is to help you believe in, belong to and become more like Jesus.

We hope you’ll join us this weekend at one of our campuses in Naperville, North Aurora, Bolingbrook and Wheaton.

Walk in His Strength!