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Hello! My name is Don Napier and I sing lead and sometimes tenor for Higher
Ground. I was married to my wife, Sherri, on September 13, 1971 and we have
been blessed with two wonderful sons both born in October (1972 and 1976).
Sherri came to know the Lord September 22, 1974. I was with her the night she
walked down the aisle and gave Him her heart, and I saw an immediate change
in her life. I had been raised in a Christian home and knew I should never hinder
her from going to church and that meant taking her as often as I could. The Lord
works in mysterious ways doesn't he ? Exactly three months later I was seated
beside her in church and when the invitation was given I surrendered my life to
Him. A few years later He called me to preach His precious gospel and I was
ordained as a minister in March of 1993. I am currently the assistant Pastor
at Philadelphia United Baptist Church located in Lavalette, WV. I am employed
by a local school system and am a big fan of our own Marshall University
Thundering Herd! I feel that God has blessed me more than anyone else on
earth. No, my life is not perfect, and I have had my share of storms, but there is
someone that I can go to at all times. Remember what the Lord told the apostle
Paul in II Corinthians 12:9 when he asked Him to remove the thorn from his flesh,
Jesus said "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in
weakness". My prayer is that God will bless you today, and if we never see each
other down here, make plans to meet me in heaven!

Hello to everyone, I'm Sherri Napier. I wanted to tell you a little about myself
and my association with Higher Ground. First of all I'll tell you I have been
married to that good-looking fellow above for 27 years and couldn't have asked
for a better companion than the one God sent to me ! We have two sons, Don II
and Joe and a sweet daughter-in-law Teresa who is married to Don. My children
have always been the lights of my life. I direct one of the seven senior citizen
centers in Wayne County, WV. I count it a blessing to be able to spend my days
working with our senior population. God has blessed them with so much wisdom
that if you never spend time with our older folks, you sure are missing out on some
great knowledge! I also count it a blessing to be a ministers wife although it
can be difficult at times. You preacher's wives know what I'm talking about !! In
addition to the things above I also sing the alto (& sometimes lead) part for
Higher Ground. I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy working for our Lord
with these two great guys. In addition to being talented singers (and more
importantly) they are also men of integrity who work tirelessly to see one more
soul make it home. Tony has not only been a real blessing to Higher Ground, he
has been a blessing to Don and I personally, too . We call him our 3rd son ! I
feel honored to be able to say I'm a part of Higher Ground and it's labor for our
Lord. Please keep us in your prayers - God bless you all!

Hello everyone !! I'm Tony Michael Clay and I've just been singing with Higher
Ground since November 1998. I count it a blessing and an honor to be singing
with Don and Sherri, they have been an inspiration to me as a young Christian,
helping in any way they possibly can. I sing the tenor and lead parts for the
group. I'm new to Higher Ground but not new to gospel singing, having sang
with the Brush Creek Quartet for about 5 years and in other groups when a
tenor was needed. I was saved eight years ago a the age of 15 at a revival that
I feel like made history in our community. The revival lasted for over four weeks
and about 30 souls were saved. During the third week, I surrendered my life to
the Lord and decided I was going to serve Him the remainder of my life. On
March 27,1991 Elders Nolan Queen and George Gilkerson buried me with
Christ in baptism and raised me to walk the new life in Christ Jesus. Every day
keeps getting better and better because we're one day closer to Heaven and
our Lord. I thank God that He saved my soul and for continuing to answer
prayers and for just being there to turn to in time of need. I'm a member of 
Echo United Baptist Church  in Wayne, WV and am presently serving as the 
church clerk. When I'm not singing or in church somewhere I enjoy 4-wheeling, 
hunting, fishing and mountain biking; just about anything in the outdoors 
where I can look around and see God's handi-work. I am a full time student at 
Marshall University and work part time as a driver for Wayne County 
Community Service Organization. Again, I want to say I count it an honor and a blessing to be singing with Higher Ground and plan to be working for the Lord 
until he calls me home to be with Him. We need your prayers that God will use 
us as a tool in His mighty hand, that we might, most of all, be an influence to 
some lost soul.

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