2018 National Parent Body Theme:
“Better Together: United We Stand”
Ephesians 4:11-16
Song:  “Prayer for Oneness”
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Bible Quiz:  Ephesians Chapters 1-6

Our Mission & Vision

At Higher Calling Ministries our mission is to Make God look good by making disciples that make a difference which is a calling that comes directly from Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18-20. It states, And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


IMG_0039Bishop H.V. Castilla, Senior Pastor

Bishop H. Vonzell Castilla serves as Pastor of Higher Calling Ministries., On July 24, 2016 in the 120th National Convention in Dallas, TX he was consecrated a Bishop in the Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A and was assigned to serve as the presiding prelate of the SoutheasternDiocese. 
For many years he served as Coordinator for the Holiness Young People’s Union (H.Y.P.U.) and Young Adult Sunday School teacher.  Bishop Castilla has also served as a deacon and trustee. 
On a diocese level he serves as Chairman of the Southeastern Diocese Mission Board.  On the National Convention level he served as President of the National Sunday School & H.Y.M. Congress from 2004-2012.
Years of a life dedicated to God and a commitment to service with integrity have led Bishop Castilla to author “
Make God Look Good,published in 2015.

Bishop Castilla is married to the lovely and gracious Tiffany Colleen Castilla.  They have three (3) children: Amira, Kendall and Lydia.

Bishop Castilla’s theme verse is Philippians 3:14 “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Higher Calling Ministries is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation.




Mission Statement

The National Brotherhood Ministries of Higher Calling Ministries is an organization comprised of men who are connected to God, empowered by Christ, and guided by the Holy Spirit. Our mission is to equip, develop, and encourage men in becoming men of spiritual valor, obedient disciples, and kingdom builders, as a result of our proliferating relationship with Christ and other Christian brethren.

Vision Statement

The National Brotherhood Ministries seeks to cultivate biblical masculinity through relationships of brotherly love and peer accountability, bible-based training, and Christian mentorship, resulting in Christ-like character, service, and leadership in our families, church, workplace, and community.


United Christian Women’s Ministries

ucwmVision Statement

The United Christian Women’s Ministries, through faith and prayer, will Uplift the name of Jesus, Cultivate accountable relationships,Work to train, educate, build, and evangelize, Mentor new converts, youth and children.

Mission Statement

The United Christian Women’s Ministries encourages women of all ages to cultivate their relationship with Christ, and to provide services that will challenge, train, and equip it’s members and future generations for ministry, evangelism, and spiritual growth.


Sunday School & Holiness Youth Ministry

hymThe mission of the National Sunday School and H.Y.M. Congress is to provide leadership training and Christian education; to equip teachers and students for ministry; to meet the holistic needs of the community.

Mission Outreach

evangelismWe are committed to evangelism that is conducted with a compassionate vigor as we inspire and equip our members to be witnesses for Christ by seeking the lost and unchurched.

Matthew 28:18-20
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.  Amen.


God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Higher Calling Ministries, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.



The usher board at Higher Calling Ministries fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, collecting offering, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher board is a servant-hearted group of men, women, and children ages 10 and up whose ministry is integral to church life.


Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Higher Calling Ministries. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook and Twitter feed for additional church communication.


Children’s Ministry

In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible and to Glorify the Lord in working with our children in a way that they will love the Lord, Higher Calling Ministries has a nursery open every Sunday for ages 2 and under, as well as Wee Worship Too for ages 3-5, and Children’s Church for ages 6-10 in conjunction with the main service on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons in order to make the class interesting and show the children that we love and care for them.

Food Pantry

We offer a food pantry for families in need.  If you are in need of food, please call our church office for an appointment at     (404) 288-2434.  Recipients must have their own transportation to pickup the food.

 Seed of Georgia Ministry

Referral and resource service. Please contact them at (404) 416-4931.


Share The Gospel!

Higher Calling Ministries is eager to provide links to our weekly sermons and videos. You can browse the selection below to keep up with the teaching ministry.

View Our Latest Sermon Video

Here is where you can watch the most recent sermon videos from Higher Calling Ministries. Feel free to share these sermons with friends and family.


Audio Sermon Archive

We publish each sermon on our Sermons page so you can easily listen to it whenever you want.

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Higher Calling Ministries is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study. We also have special prayer on Sundays at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary. Please join us on our prayer conference call every Monday at 7:00 pm.

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Pastor’s Office Hours:

Tuesdays at 12 pm

Church Office Hours:

Monday-Friday,  10 am-2 pm
Location & Address:  2901 Wesley Chapel Rd, Decatur, GA 30034 (map)

Telephone: (404) 288-2434

Email: info@hcmdecatur.org


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