For 51 consecutive years, High Point University has brought the wider High Point faith community together for the Annual Prayer Breakfast. This event includes an inspiring message from Pastor Chris Hodges, founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands, and music provided by the High Point University Chapel Choir. Special music by David Phelps, who served as a member of the popular and prestigious Gaither Vocal Band, will get you into the Christmas spirit. A silent prayer is also held in memory of alumni, members of the university family and the community, as well as other friends who have passed away during the past year.
Since it began in 2001, Highlands has grown to have campuses across the state of Alabama, and Highlands is known for our life-giving culture and focus on leading people to an intimate relationship with God.
Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded ARC (Association of Related Churches) in 2001, which has launched over 1,000 churches across the United States. He also founded Grow, specializing in training and resourcing pastors and churches to help them break barriers and reach their growth potential. Chris is also the founder and Chancellor of Highlands College, a ministry training school that trains and launches students into full-time ministry careers.
Chris and his wife, Tammy have five children and eight grandchildren. They live in Birmingham, Alabama, where Church of the Highlands began. He is the author of five books and his latest, Out of the Cave, launched in May 2021.
Parking and shuttle service will be available in the new parking lot located at 1315 North University Parkway, High Point, NC 27262 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Handicap accessible vans will be available from the parking lot to transport guests to the Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center.