Pastor DeWayne A. Hill is the Founder and CEO of High Praise Ministries the Destiny Center (HPMDC) and the CEO of DeWayne and Parthia Hill Ministries (DPHM). As a former successful business banker with US Banks, even though he obtained great strides within the company, he realized that there was yet a deeper call that had to be fulfilled in his life. This call stretched back to his journey of preaching the Gospel at the age of six years old. This was only the foresight of what was to come from his life.
While on his journey, his leadership abilities became evident as the late Bishop S. Overton appointed him as the Minnesota State Minister of Music. He served faithfully in this capacity for several years and in that duration of time he accomplished many things and excelled in this place of leadership.
He received his foundation in the word from the late Bishop J.W. Graham and Elder Earl Demmings both of First Church C.O.G.I.C. He received his license for ministry while serving under Pastor G. Allen Foster.
Pastor DeWayne says “I have been greatly influenced by my parents, the late Elder Horace and Mother Mary Hill, my pastor Eld. Earl Demmings, Bishop Darrell Hines and the list continues to grow. I am constantly influenced by great leaders and the individuals that I serve.”
Pastor DeWayne and his wife Co-Pastor Parthia Hill and their three children founded the ministry on July 3, 1994. They began ministry at a rented facility in Robbinsdale, MN. In August of 2005, God allowed them to expand their ministry by reaching the lives of individuals and touching the four borders of the metropolitan area, they purchased their current home at 1200 N. 7th St., Minneapolis, MN.
This servant of God leads with passion the corporate ministry of HPMDC. God has empowered this ministry to be a catalyst to inspire spiritual, social-economical and educational change in the Minneapolis community, this region and the nation. He believes “the Holy Bible is the source of that education and our most powerful resource and guide. It provides clear preventive as well as responsive support for every issue known to mankind.”
In November of 2006, God elevated him to another place of Kingdom responsibility. Pastor Hill received a promotion to Superintendent of the J.W. Graham District of the Minnesota Jurisdiction of the Churches of God In Christ.
In July 2007, Pastor Hill received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Saint Thomas College.
In present day, Apostle Hill has answered the call to do Missions. To date, HPMDC is supporting ministry in Jamaica, a school in Belize, and ministries in Guyana, South America and California.
God has favored this man of God with wisdom beyond his years along with a powerful revelation and understanding of His word. All who hear and partake of the revealed word released through this vessel have been challenged and forever changed