Welcome Letter from Our Pastor

Dr. Dexter L. Johnson, Sr.

What a joy it is to introduce you to our church!

Higher Ground is a progressive and forward-looking congregation for “People on the Grow” serving in the City of Atlanta and trying “to touch the world with love.”

You will discover that our passion is to provide a place where people just like you can have a life-changing experience with God. At Higher Ground, our hearts and our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.

What people usually notice first about us is the warmth and life-giving nature of our ministry. Our goal is to infuse life and God’s love into the lives of people through engaging, powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways. It will not take you long to discover that we’re more than just a weekend church.

Together, we are striving to become the kind of church described in the scriptures, where there’s relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we would like to have the kind of contagious enthusiasm and joy that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time.

So, whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Higher Ground!


Mission Statement

Higher Ground Empowerment Center is a Word centered ministry designed to evangelize the lost at any cost, equip and empower the people of God, and provide holistic ministry to our community as well as the world.

Seeking to minister to the total person, we are a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural ministry impacting the world in which we live with an uncompromising message of Jesus Christ.

Committed to the Spirit of Excellence, we are striving to become an oasis of hope within the Vine City community by promoting and providing financial independence through education and awareness.

We believe that God must be worshipped in spirit and in truth. We embrace freedom in worship because the Word says, “ Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.”

Our foundation is the Word of God and we believe in its entirely. We believe that we can do what it says we can do, be who it says we can be and have what it says we can have.

Matthew 28: 18-20; Matthew 25:34-40 1 Corinthians 12-14; Galatians 3:26-29

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