---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!
Coffee with Pastor
at HPWC 

 ---Upcoming Events

Valentine’s Day Dinner!

Need a date night? Come on out for a Spaghetti dinner and some light entertainment. Donations will be accepted for to send our youth to Winterfest in Tennessee this year!
 Friday February 14th
Highest Praise Worship Center


Welcome to the Table Class!

Have you ever wondered what your purpose is? Join us for a time of discovery on Sunday mornings in February.
 Sundays in February 9-10 AM
 Highest Praise Worship Center 

Jeff Parker and Company and Cedar Creek Junction!

Chad Back will be holding a Bluegrass Gospel concert at Highest Praise. Tickets will be $20. Contact Chad Back for details (517) 416-9496. 
 February 22nd 5 PM
 Highest Praise Worship Center

--- Table Talk

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?


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.”


Love: Experience the Pudding

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
~ 1 John 4:9

I love pudding, especially banana pudding (although chocolate comes in as a close second). Who doesn’t love pudding? Maybe its the weird word or the way it makes your face look when saying it. Or that awkward moment when someone calls you pudding when your twelve and you think you’re grownup. How many of you have ever sang that Christmas song “We wish you a merry Christmas” and got to the line about bring us some figgy pudding and asked “what is that about”? I did some digging and realized that it is a a variation of a sixteenth century English tradition. While I won’t get into all the details of a weird figgy pudding. I got to thinking about the old saying “The proof is in the eating of the pudding”. This phrase means essentially that until you’ve tasted or experienced the pudding you don’t know how good it is, or what’s in it for that matter. To make a long story short. This got me to thinking about love.



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.