Praise 93.3 & 790 WTSK salutes our Tuscaloosa Pastor of the Week Pastor Marvin D. Cherry, senior pastor of Hightown Church of God in Northport.

Pastor Marvin D Cherry has been called and chosen by Almighty God to preach and teach the good news of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is a gifted and anointed Bible teacher and preacher. He was born in 1967 and has pastored Hightown Church of God over 25 years.

Marvin D. Cherry became the third Pastor in the church’s history on 3rd Sunday in May of 1997. The church has grown under his leadership even expanding a TV ministry on Sundays on WVUA 23.

In November of 1999, Hightown COG opened the doors to its brand new five hundred seat sanctuary, fellowship hall, and offices and church facility on church site. Since then the membership has grown to almost 700 members.

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In October of 2006, the church dedicated and opens the doors to its 22,000 square foot Family Life Center. This facility houses Hightown Academy – a pre-school for children ages 6 weeks through age five, a gymnasium, walking track, cardiovascular center, Sunday School classrooms, recreation rooms, meeting rooms, a computer lab and much more. This facility will be used to provide additional space for the ministries at Hightown but more importantly will serve as a resource network for the entire community.

Pastor Cherry has the privilege and high honor of serving as the senior pastor at Hightown. His passion in life is to preach the gospel of the Grace of God that comes through faith in His Son.

Cherry's hope is that people from all walks of life will exchange ordinary living for extraordinary life through the transforming power of Jesus Christ. Pastor Cherry is married to his loving and wonderful wife Candace. They have two sons, Christopher and Caleb.

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