RUF: Jacksonville State University

A college ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America dedicated to the cultivation of a Christ-centered community on the campus of Jacksonville State University. We endeavor to be a ministry where you can find good community, ask good questions, and hear good news.


Large Group

Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Library 10th Floor

Guys' Bible Study

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Andrew/Jay's Apartment

Co-Ed Bible Study

Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. 

Java Jolt

Girls' Bible Study

Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Claire's Apartment

Daniel Hightower

Daniel was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. He attended Troy University where he studied Spanish and met his wife, Courtney. They married in 2009 and moved to Birmingham where Daniel earned a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in 2014. Following this, he began serving as the assistant pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Fort Payne, Alabama mainly working with middle school and high school students. Daniel and Courtney have 3 children: 4-year-old Naomi and one-year-old twins, Rebekah and Cole. The Hightowers are excited to be ministering to the Jacksonville State students. Go Gamecocks!