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About Us

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WHY HP EXISTS
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Highest Praise exists to see lives changed and God's kingdom advanced. We filter every idea, program, and budget through that mindset.

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WHO WE ARE
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Highest Praise Church was founded in 1999 by Pastors Sherwood & Kim Lancaster. Starting at just 18 members, the church continues to grow and expand.

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VISION
FOR YOU
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This is place where your family flourishes, with ministry for all ages.You will find salvation and freedom in Jesus Christ– from bondages, addictions, and all that holds you back.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU STAND FOR AND WHY. WE'VE TAKEN THE TIME TO SHARE OUR CORE BELIEFS. IF YOU'D LIKE TO READ THEM YOU CAN CLICK HERE >

MEET THE TEAM

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SHERWOOD & KIM LANCASTER

Senior Pastors

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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.

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JORDAN & CHELSEA LANCASTER

Executive Pastors

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Jordan and Chelsea have a deep passion for God and a desire to further the Kingdom. Jordan serves as Executive 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.

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HANNAH

HP Kids Director

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MATT & EMILY

Children's Pastors

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AMANDA

Childcare Director

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MELODIE & MARK

Guest Experience Pastors

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RYAN & ASHLEY

High School Pastors & Media Director (Ryan)

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CJ

Middle School Pastor & Music Director

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CHRIS

Creative Director

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JORDAN

Executive Director & Middle School Pastor

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SONNI

Prayer Director

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KAILEY

Communications Director

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MADISON & MICHAEL

Facilities Team

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