Staff & Leadership

  • SHerwood Lancaster

    Lead Pastor  

    Pastors Sherwood & Kim Lancaster founded Highest Praise Ministries in 1999 with 18 members and a heart to see the lost saved and to establish an effective ministry for the Kingdom of God. Pastor Lancaster continues to lead the Body of Christ to a new level, while still reaching out to the lost. He is known for his uncompromising preaching of the Word of God and for his love of God’s people. 


    Pastor Sherwood and his wife Kim have two children and live in the Shallotte area where Highest Praise began.


  • Jordan Lancaster

    assistant Pastor  

    Jordan and Chelsea have a deep passion for God and a desire to further the Kingdom. Jordan serves as Assistant Pastor, oversees our volunteers, Next Step Class, and pastors our young adults. Jordan is also part of our Weekend Services teaching team. Pastor Jordans' passion to see people come to know Jesus makes a vital piece of our Ministry.

  • Ryan Mccoy

    student pastor / media director

    Ryan and Ashley come from Hamilton AL and they have a passion for the young people of this generation. Their hearts desire are to DISCIPLE and see lives awakened by the power of the Holy Spirit. They come from a strong Christian ministry called "The Ramp" and enjoy working to build God’s kingdom through young people.


  • Stone moss

    GUEST EXPERIENCE pastor

    Stone acts as the director of our Welcome Team and also is apart of our weekend service teaching team. He desires, that everyone who comes to Highest Praise experiences incredible hospitality and love from the family of God as they Worship the Lord.


  • AMY DOWEL

    WORSHIP PASTOR

    As the Worship Leader, Amy believes that there is nothing more powerful and beautiful than the Church worshiping Jesus and her desire is to go ever deeper into His Presence leaving no one behind.


















  • MARK & MELODIE BRYANT

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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  • JORDAN WALKER

    ADMINISTRATION









                     

         



                   

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  • HANNAH HAMILTON

    NURSERY DIRECTOR

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  • CJ WALKER

    student pastor / band director


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  • SONNI NOBLE

    Salt / EVENT DIRECTOR

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  • CARSON DOWELL

    WORSHIP / FACILITIES DIRECTOR

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