Welcome ye saints of God to “The House of Praise Worship Center”. Lets embark on the journey of learning about the church history of “The House of Praise Worship Center”. We are the home to founder/pastor Leroy Henderson Jr. “The House of Praise Worship Center” is a non-denominational church with adopted Baptist like principles. Because of that, we welcome all of Gods flock. Pastor Leroy embodies the same covenant as your traditional churches. But, most noteworthy is he follows the will of the Holy Spirit. The Pastor christened the saying “lift up your hands, lift up your heart, lift up your voice”. In all likeliness this is to encourage the weak and distraught. We would like them to engulf the salvation of Christ.
Clouded judgement administers the ill-fated. God extended an olive branch to Pastor Leroy on an extraordinary day in April of 2012 to form the “The House of Praise Worship Center”. Being human and only God-like, Pastor Henderson only heard part of the message. With an over-zealous heart and eagerness, he not only formed a church but begin to obtain land in the small town of Brenham, Texas. Brenham is a town down the forgotten highway of 290. Due to many failed attempts and numerous obstacles Pastor Leroy Henderson begin to sulk with exasperation. Once again at a crossroads he went back to God. Pastor asked for a clear message on where to establish “The House of Praise Worship Center”. Knowing that he had prayed and that God always delivers Pastor Leroy continued to volunteer his helping hand. The ambitious Pastor volunteered at “Greater Riverdale Baptist Church” in Houston, Texas.
In addition to exhaustion and not prevailing, Pastor Leroy began doing what we as people always do. He tried to take matters into his own hands once again. Inadvertently, Pastor Leroy reached out to another church in Brenham to see if they would be interested in sub-leasing their building. Of course, the presiding pastor, being a patron and saint of God, said yes to the arrangement. Once again glee with excitement Pastor Henderson began to prepare his sermons and vision. Notice the term “his” vision. Within a few days of his inaugural sermon Pastor Leroy received an email notification indicating that the agreement was to be null and void due to another church buying the property. Disheartened and devastated Pastor Henderson found himself at a crossroads. He went to the only source he knew could help him. “God here I am, naked, ashamed, and apologetic for being impatient”, he spoke to God. “Do with me your will and leave me out of it, just use the Holy Spirit as my director and I will follow”.
After 4 years of silence, God Spoke. One Sunday upon leaving “Greater Riverdale Baptist Church”, God detoured Pastor Leroy away from the freeway he normally takes home, due to construction. Upon the detour, Pastor Leroy stumbled upon a hotel, much like himself, looking for people to fill it. The Holy Spirit invoked Pastor Leroy to enter the hotel with abundant parking space. After a couple hours of deliberation, an agreement was in place. “The House of Praise Worship Center”, begin holding Sunday Worship Service in early December of 2016. God speaks and delivers in milliseconds. We as his children must listen carefully and be completely receptive to his message or we will miss the blessing.
“To be a dynamic spiritual organism empowered by the Holy Spirit to communicate the Good News of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ with as many people as possible in our church, community, and throughout the world, which is the mission of this church.”