Vertical Church Albuquerque is part of a network of churches worldwide under Harvest Bible Fellowship (HBF). HBF was founded in 2002 by Pastor James MacDonald in the Chicagoland area and has overseen over 150 different church plants around the world.
Pastor Jeremy Hickman came to know the Lord Jesus Christ at Harvest Bible Chapel - Davenport Iowa in 2005 and was called into ministry shortly after his salvation at age 27. He came on staff at Harvest Bible Chapel - Davenport in 2010 as the Junior High Pastor, and in 2013 became the Campus Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel West Davenport.
In early 2016 the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel - Davenport discussed with Jeremy the possibility of planting his own church, and in August, Jeremy and his family moved to Chicago, Illinois to attend the Harvest Training Center for Church Planting.
In January 2017, Jeremy and his family partnered with Harvest Bible Chapel East Valley Arizona and moved to New Mexico to begin Vertical Church Albuquerque.