About Us

Our Mission

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.

 

WHO
We Are

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

Vision for You

Why You'll Love It >

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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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MATT & RILEY

Worship Pastors

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MELODIE & MARK

Guest Experience Pastors

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HANNAH

HP Kids Jr Director

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JIM

Children's Pastor

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CJ

Middle School Pastor & Music Director

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RYAN & ASHLEY

High School Pastors & Media Director (Ryan)

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CHRIS

Creative Director

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JORDAN

Executive Director & Middle School Pastor

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KAILEY

Communications Director

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TAMMY

Executive Assistant & Campus Care

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SONNI

Prayer Director

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NEAL, MADISON, & MICHAEL

Facilities Team

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