Lady April Dawn Hightower
Originally born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Lady April Dawn Hightower graduated from Lindbergh High School and upon graduation enlisted in the United States Army. Lady Hightower was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in the 82nd Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division for 5 years as a paratrooper. While in the United States Army, Lady Hightower was awarded a Green to Gold ROTC Scholarship to attend Winston Salem State University where she studied Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Math and Science. Upon completion of attending Winston Salem State University, Lady Hightower relocated back to Fayetteville, North Carolina and continued her studies at Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville State University with degrees in Education and Computer Programming. Lady Hightower also obtains a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from Winston Salem State University.
Lady Hightower currently resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina with her husband, Bishop Eddie Lee Hightower the Pastor of New Salem International Ministries. She is a wife and mother of 6 children. While she and her husband enjoyed being parents, God opened the door for them to extend their family and become host parents to children from Africa. For 4 years, both she and Bishop Hightower were host parents to 2 boys from Nigeria and 2 boys from South Sudan. Lady Hightower is an entrepreneur with several business such as Advance Behavioral Center, Inc. a mental health company with several locations in Sanford and Dunn, North Carolina, Variety Sales New and Used Appliances and several real estate adventures. Lady Hightower’s passion has always been education and the positive development for youth, therefore, she and Bishop have recently founded the NSMBC 21st Century Community Learning After School Program, where Lady Hightower is the Program Administrator which provided free After School Tutoring, Mentorship and Educational Development for K-12. She has partnered with 7 different Cumberland County Schools for the school year. Lady Hightower’s desire is to please God in all that she does and believes seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
Currently, Lady Hightower has been teaching on the series, “Come Grow with Me,” the importance and development of Seed Time and Harvest, utilizing your talents for the Glory of God. God is positioning us to produce, being fruitful and to multiply. The question has been asked, “What do you have in your hand? Now go and plant it and watch it Grow.” Lady Hightower’s passion is that we prosper and be in good health as our soul prospers in the Word of God. Therefore, Jesus uses the parable of the talent to help us understand our calling as Christians and our responsibility to use what God has given us to bring Him glory and honor. God has given us a valuable gift which is the Word of God and the Saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. This gift is for us to use, share with others through our words and actions. The manifestation of the Spirit is given o every man to profit withal. It is the real Christian’s liberty and privilege to be employed as his redeemed servant, in promoting His glory and the good of His people in love, humility, grace and forgiveness.