---Welcome to the table!

 

Pull up a chair at our family table. Experience true community and reach your full potential with Christ.

Here you will find a place to belong and grow in a loving community. Thanks for stopping by for a visit! We look forward to meeting you in person.
 
 

 Our Team

Life is better together. Meet some of our amazing team members who make ministry possible here at HPWC. Want to get involved? Let us know! We believe that everyone has a part to play in reaching this world for Jesus. 
 

 Our Services

Sunday morning is our main time to celebrate together. We believe that God is still in the business of proclaiming good news to the world, setting people free, healing the sick and declaring his favor. Come check out what God is up to!

 Our Ministries

Church is more than just Sunday mornings. Its about life together. We have several opportunities to get together and have a good time. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

--- Our Pastors

 

“Our desire is that you experience a loving, restoring relationship with God through a family centered community.”

 
Pastor Wes is the Lead Pastor at HPWC. Previously he and his wife, Christina, served as campus pastors at REACH International Church in Dearborn. Pastor Wes graduated from Lee University with a bachelors degree in Pastoral Ministry and in Spanish. Christina graduated with a bachelors degree in Anthropology and currently teaches elementary school. They have one daughter and are passionate about evangelism, discipleship and missions. Wes enjoys reading and running, and Christina enjoys art and music. They both love community and company.
 

 

 

--- Core Leaders

 
 
 
 

---Family Events

 
 
 
Here are just a few of our family events that we celebrate together at Highest Praise! Come on out and join us for a great time!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Backpack
Giveaway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
#Family
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coffee with Pastor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stocking
Giveaway
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas
at HPWC 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 ---Upcoming Events

#Family 

 
 The Month of August
 
 Highest Praise Worship Center
 
 
 

HPWC Backpack Giveaway

 
 Saturday August 11th
 
 Stockbridge Townsquare
 
 
 

Lansing Lugnuts Game

 
 Friday August 3rd
 
 Cooley Law School Stadium Lansing, MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

--- Table Talk

Responding to Victory

Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

~Nehemiah 8:9-10

We’ve all met the people whose victory becomes their own defeat. They fail to respond to the victory they have achieved and in a short time find themselves failing. How we respond to our victories and successes in the present help to determine our future outcome. Think about all of the professional sports teams that we marvel at their ongoing success: The Golden State Warriors, The New England Patriots or individual achievements like Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal. We see their victories and are astounded by their consistency. They have developed the skills to go beyond a single victory and enter the realm of continuous victory. Nehemiah and the Israelites now find themselves in the midst of a glorious victory. They have done the impossible and built a wall in fifty-two days in the face of opposition, but that’s only half the book! There is more to be accomplished, and Nehemiah sees this. He calls on Ezra the priest to step forward and begin to take them to the next level. We must learn to respond as well in victory as we do in defeat.


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It starts with me!

Instead, I devoted myself to the work on this wall. All my men were assembled there for the work; we did not acquire any land.
Nehemiah 5:16

Have you ever been bothered by the negativity of your work culture, circle of friends or family? As we continue our journey through the book of Nehemiah, we come to chapter five and discover that Nehemiah is not struggling against an external enemy, but his fellow citizens of Jerusalem. A scandal is brought to light that stopped him in his tracks and forced him to rebuke his fellow leaders. The citizens have lodged a complaint. The local rulers and nobles are taking advantage of the famine and work on the wall by charging exorbitant interest on loans, foreclosing on property and selling people who cannot repay into slavery. The very slavery that Nehemiah and others are working so hard to get them out of. Nehemiah’s redevelopment program in Jerusalem was to rebuild lives, restore families and reignite passion, yet it doesn’t seem to be taking root. Why?


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When Opposition Comes-PRAY!

After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” ~Nehemiah 4:14

God calls each of us to do the impossible. An Adidas ad from the early 2000’s ran the following quote, “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”


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Need Prayer?

 
We firmly believe in the power of prayer! If you need prayer don’t hesitate to contact us. We meet regularly to pray together.