Founders

Sam Mcmillan
Founder

 

Anita Mcmillan
Founder

 
Came as broken as a marriage can get. Left with a new love and better understanding and trust of the man of my dreams. My husband, my friend.
— Reunited in Love
Coming to HHP is a difficult choice - it calls for vulernability and commitment - but it is one that you will never regret. God is front and center in this ministry. At HHP there is no shame or condemnation, only love - and that’s how I know its from God.
— Found my swing

Ministry Associates & Staff

Krista Bell
Intake Service Coordinator

Abby Robinson
Business Manager

Patty Wilson
Counseling Minister

Barb Nave
Counseling Minister

Richard Apgar
Counseling Minister

David Wilson
Counseling Minister

Team Experience

All of us have had our own personal brokenness but through the redemptive grace and power of Christ, God uses these to bring deep healing and freedom to others.

Sam Mcmillan

Co-founder, Minister

Sam is an ordained Foursquare minister. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Divinity School. In June of 1995, he retired after 31 years of active, ordained pastoral ministry to devote his full energies to His High Places. He is a charter member of the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors). Sam often says, "Facts of our past aren't what shape us. It's our perception of these facts and our responses to them that make the difference. Even though the facts cannot be changed, our perceptions can, and that makes all the difference in the world." Sam commonly ministers to those suffering from anxiety, depression, burnout, anger, pornography and various addictions. 

Anita Mcmillan

Co-Founder, Minister

Anita is an ordained Foursquare minister. Her degree is from UNC-Chapel Hill, also having done Master’s work at Duke Divinity School. She is also a member of the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors). Not only is she a gifted minister and administrator, but her hospitality creates an atmosphere where guests feel welcome and safe. Together in 1980, Sam and Anita founded HHP. They work well with couples and specialize in marriage counseling, divorce prevention and grief processing.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

Patty Wilson

Minister

 

Patty Wilson is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and ministers primarily from our Danville, Virginia location. She is a board approved, ordained minister and was personally trained by Sam and Anita McMillan. Since 2004, Patty administered over 6000 hours of Biblical Christian ministry to His High Places. She specializes in marriage, family, and women's issues. Guests often comment on her tender heart and attentive ears. 

Richard Apgar

Minister

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Richard received his Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Appalachian State University. He later obtained a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary where he was trained in the theory and practice of professional counseling within a Christian worldview. Having acquired clinical skills in both individual and systematic therapeutic models, he ministers to the needs of individuals as well as couples desiring to better their marriage relationship. Richard was personally trained by Sam and Anita in 2005 and now serves full-time at His High Places. 

"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." - Matthew 11:29 (NIV)

David Wilson

Minister

 

David Wilson has been involved with His High Places ministry for over a decade. Prior to being on staff, David’s experiences ranged from directing and establishing YMCA facilities to owning, developing and managing businesses. He also served as a licensed associate pastor.  A graduate of VA Tech University and having an interesting range of experiences, he brings a unique perspective to the ministry. David is known for his humor, ability to gain solution oriented perspective and having a welcoming, encouraging spirit. His favorite HHP quote: “I didn’t know… what I didn’t know”. David works with male guests as well as couples.

Krista Bell

Minister

 

Krista got her undergraduate degree in biblical studies and psychology at Northwest Christian University and the University of Oregon. She was personally trained by the founders of His High Places and began full-time work as a minister with His High Places in 2015. She is the wife of a retired U.S. Marine and current pastor and church planter. She works well with young and middle-aged women.