Higher Ground Christian Worship Center is devoted to advancing the kingdom of God by making disciples.
We are a diverse congregation dedicated to equipping believers through Worship, Outreach, and Christian Education.
We are inspired to express what it means to be the church, the body of Christ—the living organization which continues the work of Jesus Christ by demonstrating his love and power through lives surrendered to the Holy Spirit. This is what it means to live in Christ. Our focus is reflected in our foundational scripture: “So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective. (Colossians 3:1-2 MSG)
We believe that God has spoken in the sixty-six books of the bible, both the Old and New Testaments also referred to as “bible” or “scripture”, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged.
We believe that although God may give individual believers guidance in various ways, we reject teachings that imply that individuals can receive “words from God” that have the same authority as Scripture. Therefore, the Bible alone is to be believed in all that it teaches; obeyed in all that it requires; and trusted in all that it promises. (Psalm 19:7-11; Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe in one God, who directly and immediately created all things, and who is holy and infinitely perfect; in whom all things have their source, support and end. He exists eternally in a tri-unity (trinity) of three equally divine Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 5:3-4; Hebrews 1:1-3,8)
Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity past to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. Since he is not limited in knowledge or power by any external forces or the will of His creatures, what He purpose will come to pass. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 32:3-4; John 17:3; Acts 17:28; Ephesians 1:3-5; 3:7-13; Revelation 4:11)
Our Core Values
At Higher Ground, we believe that our lives are a reflection of our core values—the fundamental beliefs and guiding principles upon which we serve in ministry and conduct ourselves as the body of Christ. The Core Values we embrace at Higher Ground are known as the P.E.A.R.L:
Passion – We are passionate about winning souls and displaying the courage to change lives.
Excellence - We will exemplify the heart of God in everything we do.
Accountability - We will collaborate, support, and respect each other as we serve God and His people.
Relevant - We are creative in delivering value to our congregation and community.
Loving - We cherish loving and genuine relationships.
Pastor Steven Tucker was born and raised in Washington D.C. and Maryland, respectively. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. During a tour to the Far East, he personally received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and later accepted his call into the ministry. Pastor Steve serves...