Rev. LaKendra Hightower

Senior Pastor of St. Mark AME Zion Church

About Rev. LaKendra Hightower

Reverend La’Kendra Hightower is orginally from Earlington, Ky. Gough Tabernacle AM.E. Zion Church is her home church where she accepted Jesus Christ at the age of six. She is an honor graduate from Christian County High School. After high school she accepted a full academic scholarship to the University of Louisville upon arrival she soon became active in the local church of Stoner Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church under the leadership of the Reverend Jacqueline King. She preached her trial sermon February 19, 2012. She received a license to preach at the Louisville District Conference in April 2012 under the leadership of Presiding Elder Reverend  O’ Lacy Evans. She is a graduate of University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology where she was a Woodford Porter and Kraig Hobson Scholarship recipient. She served as the Central regional representative for the  Connectional YACM steering committee, the Kentucky Conference director of Evangelism, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Young Adult representative for the Kentucky Council of Churches in Ecumenical service, she also served as the Kentucky Conference Prayer Coordinator of Young Adults, the Western Kentucky District Secretary. She is an ordained Elder and was appointed pastor to the great and historic Bank Street AME Zion Church in June of 2018 and faithfully served as pastor for four years . In June 2022 she was appointed pastor of the Saint Mark AME Zion Church in Dallas, Texas by Bishop Eric Leake.She is a passionate proclaimer, prayer warrior, praise and worshipper, and a humble maidservant of the Most High God. She quotes I love the Lord and count it all joy to serve God, his church, and his people. Her favorite scripture is John 2:1-2 My little children I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin and If any man sin we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only but for sins of the whole world.

Rev. La’Kendra Hightower

Next STeps

We Gather Every Sunday

 Sunday School 9:00 am (Online)

Sunday Service 11 am

St. Mark AME Zion Church

2311 E. Illinois Ave.

Dallas, Texas 75216

(214) 376-7750

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