Ground Outreach Church was birthed on August 29, 1999 in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana. It was preordained of God. For whom God knew
he also preordained to be conformed to the image of his son.
The first service
was held at the Hilton Hotel in Baton Rouge. After believing in
God for a more permanent location, God answered and showed favor.
2712 Wooddale Boulevard became the new home for Higher Ground
for several years. The location featured two offices, a break
room, and outside restrooms. The church began to acquire computers,
desk, chairs, sound equipment, and drums. During this time, Sunday
services were held at 3:00 in the afternoon.
As the ministry began
to grow, more space was needed for our children’s ministry.
The members began praying and believing God again for another
location. As favor would have it, a local church had put their
property up for lease at the same time and asked if Higher Ground
was interested in acquiring the lease. 5373 Choctaw Drive became
the new location and underwent major renovations to accommodate
God’s people. Standing on the Word, Higher Ground believed
for greater and began the “Build this House Campaign”
without knowing the next step that God had in place for the ministry.
Higher Ground was content but not settled here because we knew
that this was not the last move that God had for us to make.
God moved Higher
Ground to North Sherwood Forest where the ministry has remained
for the past 6 years. The new facilities have allowed Higher Ground
to grow several ministries especially the children’s ministry
and outreach programs. Our history is still being written, as
we still believe God for: