Meet Our Pastor

Dr. Anthony T. Higgs, Sr.

President, Another Step Forward Ministries, Inc.

“I am crucified with Christ….” – Galatians 2:20

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Theology Certificate, Carver Bible College, Atlanta, Georgia;

B.A., Theology, American Bible College & Seminary, Moore, Oklahoma;

M. Div., Virginia University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia;

D.D., Virginia University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia;

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dr. Anthony T. Higgs, Sr. is our Senior Pastor. He is the former Executive Pastor and co-planter of Cornerstone Community Church, Lexington, North Carolina, Senior Pastor of Brown New Calvary Baptist Church. He planted and served for nineteen (19) years as Senior Pastor of Community Baptist Church in Raleigh North Carolina. He is the co-planter and served for ten (10) years as assistant pastor of Calvary Bible Baptist Church in Delray Beach, Florida, and worked for IBM fourteen (14 1/2) years. Dr. Higgs is also an entrepreneur and former business owner.

PRESENT MINISTRY

Dr. Higgs is the co-founder and currently serves as President of Another Step Forward Ministries in Plantation, Florida. Another Step Forward is an international organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in Urban America through faith-based organizations, businesses, youth service organizations and school partnerships. He spoke in crusades and bible conferences in the United States and aboard.

HONORS

Dr. Higgs received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Atlantic College and Virginia University of Lynchburg. He was awarded for organizing “Biblical Racial Reconciliation Conferences” in Raleigh, North Carolina, “Outstanding Achievement Award” Berkshire Downs Community Raleigh, North Carolina, “Outstanding Businessman” President George W. Bush. He also received Cost Effective awards IBM Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, “Achievement Awards” for outstanding work in Material Logistic and Innovation Procurement IBM Boca Raton, Florida. Graduate from American Bible College & Seminary with high academic honors.  

Dr. Higgs has written booklets, Sunday school and church materials for his church in Raleigh, North Carolina. 


Family


Dr. Higgs is married to Symonetta and the father of five adult children: Dominique, Anita, Anthony, Jr., Jarmaine, and Kezia, thirteen grandchildren, two grant grandchildren.

Mrs. Symonetta Higgs

Executive Director, Another Step Forward, Inc.

“All things work together for good….” – Romans 2:13

         

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

A.A. Biblical Studies, American Christian College and Seminary

B.A., Clinical Counseling, International Theological Seminary

Certified Nurse LPN


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Symonetta served with her husband for nineteen (19) years as women’s ministry coordinator at Community Baptist Church in Raleigh North Carolina, ten (10) years as youth leader, Sunday school teacher and women's ministry coordinator, Calvary Bible Baptist Church, Delray Beach, Florida.  She worked for Good Health Services for years (5) as a program coordinator, public relation liaison for nurses and client in the field of medicine, human resource representative, policy procedure officer for the same company, medical record officer, Hillside Nursing Center. Also, she managed Holiday Retirement Community, Greensboro, North Carolina.  Symonetta is a previous owner of a Day Care Center and Consignment

Shop for six (6) years. As a previous business owner Symonetta ran the day-to-day operation for (5) years and manage 20 employees.   

 

HONORS

Symonetta received the prestigious Emerald Award for outstanding businesswoman in 2007, vacation bible teachers award, Calvary Bible Church, Delray Beach, Florida, and community outreach leader for women, Raleigh, North Carolina.


PRESENT MINISTRY

Symonetta Higgs is co-founder and serves as executive director of Another Step Forward, Plantation, Florida. Another Step Forward is an international organization that seeks to bring about spiritual renewal in urban America through faith-based organizations, businesses, youth service organizations and school partnerships.  She spoke in crusades and bible conferences in the United States and aboard.


Family

Married to Dr. Anthony Higgs, Sr; and mother of five adult children: Dominique, Anita, Anthony, Jr., Jarmaine and Kezia, twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.