About Us

Society today is so focused on images and online interaction that it’s easy to live disconnected from meaningful relationships. We are a church that believes everything spiritual is also practical. At HPC you will find Real People living Real Live and experiencing Real Love. We invite you to join us this Sunday at 10am!

Pastor Lawrence

Pastor Lawrence Williams is a native of Queens, New York and the son of Delores and the late Stephen E. Williams, Sr.  He accepted Christ and became heavily involved in youth and adult ministry at an early age.


In 2003, he was ordained as a licensed minister in the Church of God In Christ (COGIC) at the Word of Faith Church in Elmira, New York where he faithfully served as the Director of Finance and Minister of Music.  In 2004, Pastor Lawrence and his family relocated to Mooresville, North Carolina, where they attended Christian Outreach of the Piedmont Church in Statesville, North Carolina.  In December 2005, under the oversight of Glen J. Usry, Pastor of Christian Outreach Church, Pastor Lawrence founded and established Lake Norman Christian Outreach Church.  In 2014 Pastor Lawrence was credentialed as an ordained minister with the General Council of the Assemblies of God.  In 2015 the ministry transitioned into Higher Purpose.


Pastor Lawrence holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Masters’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Wake Forest University.


He is a gifted teacher of the Word and believes in empowerment through education.  Pastor Lawrence is an entrepreneur who encourages and instructs others to create their own businesses in order to obtain financial freedom.  As part of his ministry, he has presented numerous seminars on Money Management and Church Finances.


Pastor Lawrence uses a practical style of preaching to bring biblically-based, life-changing principles to everyday living.  His comedic style and dynamic presentations serve not only to inform, but to motivate others toward life changes.


It is his firm belief that ministry begins at home.  Pastor Lawrence lives this belief with his wife, Dr. TanYa Gwathmey Williams, and two daughters, Victoria and Arianna.

What We Believe

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.
We believe in the Blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ at His return.
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ
We believe in water baptism as a symbol of our faith and dedication of our lives to Christ Jesus.
We believe that baptism in the Holy Ghost, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.
We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body in answer to prayer.
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in this present world, Amen.


Our Vision

•I dream of a church where worship is a spirit-led lifestyle that motivates every believer and is experienced daily

•I dream of a church where fellowship is dynamic, authentic and irresistibly engages believers and the lost

•I dream of a church where gift-oriented ministry empowers and releases everyone into a life-long journey of growth and development

•I dream of a church were discipleship is a life-changing process that is continuous and contagious to everyone both inside and outside of the church

•I dream of a church where evangelism is prioritized among all believers, flows naturally from established relationships and results in regular conversions of the lost