Meet Our Pastor and First Lady




Pastor Johnny L. Barnswell

While in Columbus, Georgia during the years of 1999 to 2001; under the ministry Pastor Herald Shepherd of the United Pentecostal Church. Pastor Barnswell was selected for the position of Military Outreach Director at Fort Benning Georgia.  The spirit of God move upon Pastor Barnswell heart to move to Louisville, KY to start a Home Mission Church.  Pastor Johnny and his wife Kitty with family made their move to Louisville KY. 

Pastor Barnswell spent the earlier months of 2001 under the leadership of Pastor Randy Hollis of the Believers United Pentecostal Church.  Pastor Barnswell started a daughter work in March 17, 2002 in Louisville KY.

Pastor Barnswell was sensitive to God's voice in seeking God's direction and purpose for his ministry, this is how the Highest Praise Apostolic Ministries finally began to take form on March 17, 2002 at the Days Inn Hotel with a small congregation of believers.

The congregation had church at this location until they out grew it, and was in search of a larger site to have service.  They moved the congregation in 2005 from the Days Inn Hotel to their new locaion in 3330 Vetter Ave, in Louisville, KY where the church is presently located.





First Lady Kitty Barnswell

Sister Kitty, is the strength and visionary that enhances The Women of Excellence Ministry. The Women of Excellence Ministry is a ministry that is design to reach out to women in all walks of life. The WOE is aware of the need of being an example for our young women; therefore we walk in excellence, talk in excellence, pray in excellence, and praise God in EXCELLENCE! Becoming a Woman of Excellence is a powerful way to reach out and share the good news of Jesus Christ with women everywhere and draw strength from one another, love one another, and become powerful women of God. 

We pray that you will partner with us and become a Woman of Excellence. Have a desire to help us to grow, meet the needs of women that are in need, and further encourage them to come to Jesus and be transformed into a Woman of Excellence living for the promises of God. I would like for women to know and experience the fellowship of Women of Excellence and be blessed as God encourages us through each other at the Highest Praise Apostolic Ministries.

The services we provide:
Youth counseling, Marriage counseling, family One on One Home Bible Studies, Women of Excellence program. You are invite to worship the Lord Jesus Christ with us.