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Our Pastors

  • Pastor Hantz Andre
    Pastor Hantz Andre
    Associate Pastor

    Pastor Hantz Andre is the Associate Pastor of Highland Church.  He was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti. He has been a member of Highland Church since he received the Lord in 1976. Since that time, he has served as an Usher, Sunday School teacher, an Altar Worker, a Deacon and Bible College teacher.  Pastor Hantz is married to sister Yanick who was instrumental in leading him to Christ.  They have two children, Bernard and Emmanuel.

  • Pastor Valerie Surrett
    Pastor Valerie Surrett
    Associate Pastor & Worship Leader

    Pastor Valerie Surrett is the Associate Pastor and Minister of Worship at Highland Church.  She has been a member of Highland Church since the age of 10.  Before joining the church staff, she served as a musician and was an original member of Salt of the Earth, as Highland’s praise team was called when it was formed.  

    Pastor Valerie holds a Bachelor’s & Master’s degree in Music Education from Queens College, CUNY.  She and her husband, Jeff, have two sons, Daniel and Stephen. She considers it a high privilege to serve the Lord and His people, and is very excited about what the Lord is doing at Highland.

  • Pastor Mary E. Daniels
    Pastor Mary E. Daniels
    Assistant Pastor

    Pastor Mary E. Daniels graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and took Master Courses in Education and Social Work Services. She recently graduated from Bethel Bible Institute in New York with a degree in Ministerial Studies. 


    In September of 1992, she began to direct the “Children of the Promise Youth Choir” at Highland Church. The youth flourished under her direction which led to the birth of other youth ministries.  She was the Acting Youth Minister from 2001-2002. Pastor Mary is presently part-time staff at Highland, doing outreach, pastoral care and biblical advisement since November 2001.  In addition, she has been an active member of the adult choir for over 30 years, where she serves to this day.  She also teaches classes in doctrinal Protestant Catechism classes for children ages 7 -18 years.


    Pastor Mary was ordained a Minister by Pastor Subash Cherian in June 2002, then ordained Assistant Pastor in June 2016. 


Our Staff


  • Tara Sidial
    Tara Sidial
    Administrative & Finance Support
  • Esther Shears
    Esther Shears
    Assistant Finance Administrator
  • Sherry Valle
    Sherry Valle
    Media Director, Administrator
  • Lavonne Jackson Wright
    Lavonne Jackson Wright
    Ministry Liason | Receptionist

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