About Higher Ground Church
Pastor James and Vicki Green, along with their two children and 20 or so followers, founded Higher Ground Church on an icy wintry morning in December 1990 at City Lake Park in Mesquite. In January 1991, the small congregation rented a space in the Sun Park Business Center in Sunnyvale and began to hold services. Just adjacent to Sun Park Business Center, after much prayer and found favor with Comerica Bank, God enabled the church to purchase 7 acres of prime land and imparted creative ideas on how to build this church home. In 1995 the current church facility was dedicated to the Lord. The testimony of "how" Higher Ground Church was built by the hands of the members of HGC using discarded building scraps and a torn down "fish restaurant", is a testimony in itself of how God can take the broken pieces of our lives and make something beautiful. Where there is vision, God provides provision. A "fish restaurant"? How appropriate that we are "fisher's of men". Only God. Many area businesses caught the vision of HGC and through their donations, discounted labor and expertise, made our church possible. We are grateful to so many and give thanks to God.
Pastor James and Vicki Green have been married 31 years, have been in ministry 30 of those years, have two grown children and two grandchildren. In addition to the many facets of pastoring, they founded and oversee Poppy's House Christian Daycare, and own a personal business. Pastor James' proclamation is that God has a plan for your life and God knows more about your tomorrow than you know about your past. In addition to the salvation message, healing, deliverance, and contemporary praise and worship in each service, Pastor James teaches superior living and leads by example.