A Spirit of Welcome and Service for
the Greater Baton Rouge Community


Founded in 1983, Highland Presbyterian Church (USA) is a vibrant tree in God's grace-filled orchard.  Deeply rooted in God's life-giving presence here on earth, this tree extends its branches to support one another in faith and reach into the world around it to produce fruit.  Whether you are seeking God's presence through questions or service, discussion or fellowship, there is a home for you at Highland.


Our Pastor Rev. Janie McElwee-Smith


Rev. McElwee-Smith was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  She attended Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, graduating in 2005 with a BA degree in Religion and Political Science.  In 2009 Rev. McElwee-Smith completed her Master of Divinity degree from Van-derbilt University, Nashville, TN, and was ordained in September of that same year.  She joined Highland Presbyterian Church as Senior Pastor in 2016.  Rev. McElwee-Smith is married to Brad Smith and they have twin boys born in February 2017.

Where We Are

Highland Presbyterian Church
10024 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Tel: 225-766-5775


Contact Us

If you are interested in worshiping with us, or if you have any other question about how the church can support you, please fill out the form and we will contact you as soon as we are able.

You can also reach us at highlandpcbr@gmail.com

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