S. Grant Hignight ~ Pastor
I am an Oklahoma native, having grown up in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.
The most important decision of my life was made when I was nine years old. Having realized I was a sinner and in need of a Savior, God mercifully and graciously invited me to receive His gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ alone. I joyfully accepted His invitation!
Six years later at age fifteen, God called me to preach while I was attending youth camp at Falls Creek Baptist Assembly in Davis, Oklahoma.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, in 1979, I was further blessed to receive a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, in 1984.
Yolonda, my beautiful and precious wife, and I were led by God to marry in 1982. God richly blessed us with two children, Joshua and Mary. Joshua brought us our very special daughter-in-love Madelyn. They have given us our two grandsons and one granddaughter.
In obedience to God's call, I began serving as pastor at Central Parkway Baptist Church September 21, 2009. I have served as pastor of churches in Texas, California, Wisconsin, and elsewhere in Florida.
My life verse is John 15:16, in which Jesus says, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you." (HCSB)