Who We Are

Uplands Reach is a 501 c(3) non-profit ministry that hosts year-round retreats and conferences for juniors, tweens, teens, singles, families, college students, and married couples, using the life-changing power of the Word of God to impact lives. A rock-solid commitment to biblical truth and morality has laid the foundation for this ministry.

Our History

Uplands Reach has been in the business of reaching young people for OVER 30 YEARS. Since 1992 over 100,000 young people have attended camps at Uplands Reach. People all around the world claim that Uplands Reach was a key to their call.  These champions are serving, or have served, in full-time ministry in South East Asia, Brazil, Hungary, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Ukraine, and Uganda.  Literally all over the world!  Many champions are serving as Pastors and Pastor's wives, as well as, other full-time ministry positions across the United States! Consider the champions who spent their summers at Uplands Reach who are now serving the Lord all over the United States! You can see the mighty power of the Word of God! It is a privilege to join with parents to build great warriors for JESUS CHRIST! We believe it is better building youth than mending men!

Our Mission

To win this generation to CHRIST.

We build world changers for the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

My son went to summer camp at Uplands and I was amazed what he learned while he was there.  He came home quoting the Bible and singing wonderful praises!

Christie P.

Uplands Reach is a place on fire for Jesus and the Gospel! 

Pastor Greg Heisler

Uplands Reach is one of the places in the world where I feel God's presence like nowhere else.  It is where Children and youth are loved and taught God's love.

Dawn P.

Changed my life.

Dajiah M.

Meet The Team

Neal & Sue

Evangelist Neal Hatfield is a powerful speaker and carries a special burden for young people. Many thousands of people have been led to Christ through Neal's preaching.  He holds a special passion to raise up men and boys to be warriors for Jesus Christ...read more


Logan & Joanna

  Logan and Joanna are a dynamic combination who have a passion and vision to reach, train, and send out Champion Leaders for Christ. ...read more


Caty Young has been an Uplands Champion for years. She came on staff full time at the beginning of 2019.  Caty gave her life to Christ during her time as a Boot Camper in 2016.  She has a passion for the ministry of Uplands Reach...read more

Building World Changers for JESUS Christ

Uplands Reach

P.O. Box 785

West Jefferson, NC 28694