|From 1994-2005 the ministry of High Praise Fellowship was located in the Greter New Orleans area of St. Bernard Parish. After Hurricane Katrina, our services moved north of Lake Pontchartrain to Slidell, Louisiana.
In March 2006, we acquired 17.5 beautiful acres of land in which a small house stands. The house was remodeled in order to seat 90 people for church services.
In July 2006 we were blessed with a tent that has a 144 person capacity which allowed us to expand.
Recently we finished a metal building which took the place of the past tent structure.
Currently we are constructing Phase One of the building project, a school sized gym with seating for around 500 guests, it will also have class rooms, a welcoming center, cafe', and book store.
Listed below you may read about the full vision for High Praise Fellowship.
Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. (
(Homeless family restoration in house program.)
But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore. (
EVANGELISM (Outreaches to the city, nation, and world.)
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. (
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. (
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counselors there is safety. (
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. (
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. (
HOME FELLOWSHIP GROUPS (Prayer & bible groups established in every neighborhood)
And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, KVJ
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. (
MISSIONS (Training, equipping, sending and supporting, foreign & home missionaries.)
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (
1 Corinthians 3:6-9
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. (