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Watch HPU’s 2022 Christmas Prayer Breakfast: Attended by more than 1,500 people, enjoy the uplifting message, music and fellowship that was shared during this annual tradition at HPU.

For 51 consecutive years, High Point University has brought the wider High Point faith community together for the Annual Prayer Breakfast. This year’s event included 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, celebrates the Christmas spirit. A silent prayer is also held every year 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.

This year’s message was provided by Pastor Chris Hodges, founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands.

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.

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