Bishop Rickey and Pastor Lesia
Washington have been faithful servant’s since their
youth. During their early young adult years they worked diligently
as youth leaders, choir leaders, and ministers under the leadership
of Pastors Jim & Edith Howard at Interdominational Faith Assembly.
The Washington’s began their own ministry by founding Higher
Ground Outreach Church in 1999. Since this time, Bishop and Pastor
Washington has won many souls to Christ while building up a generation
of young leaders. They founded Higher Ground Outreach Church to
be a great resource to the community. Over the years, Higher Ground
has sowed into the lives of thousands of families through giving
free holiday meals, schools supplies, clothing, and toys. Married
for 30 years, Bishop Rickey and Pastor Lesia have 3 children and
one grandchild who all serve with them in ministry.
Lesia Ward Washington
serves as Pastor and Co-Founder of Higher Ground Outreach Church
where she passionately oversees the Women’s Ministry. Besides
a mother and pastor, she is also an accomplished author and real
estate agent. She has won several awards for her service in various
capacities, including the Women of Wisdom Award, Million Dollar
Real Estate Producer Award, Black History Award, and the Top Ladies
of Distinction Award. She is paradigmatic leader and godly example
to this generation.
Bishop Rickey T. Washington,
Sr. was consecrated as a Bishop to the World Assemblies Fellowship
International under the leadership of Bishop M.B. Jefferson of
Tampa, Florida in 2006. He is the founder of Rickey T. Washington
Ministries a promoting, consulting and artist management company.
He has had the privilege of highlighting gospel artist such as
John P Kee, Daryl Coley, Yolanda Adams, Dr. Rance Allen and Dr.