We desire for every believer to walk in a manner worthy of the gospel and that they are revived and emboldened to live for the glory of Jesus Christ. This purposeful emphasis and concentration is to equip pastors, preachers, other church leaders, and laypeople to cause a great reformation.
Most explicitly, Higher Degree desires to train pastors in expository preaching. We believe this is the primary and ordinary means God has given his church to love him to a higher degree. In order to accomplish the goal of this ministry, we must first start with helping pastors in the pulpit.
Our objective is to provide as many free audio, video, and written materials as possible with only minimal associated charges for those resources. In appreciation for the ministry, we will accept ministry donations to advance the purpose of Higher Degree Ministries.
Lee has spoken at a variety of conferences and has been recognized as a Notable Voice by a top Christian leadership podcast. He contributes as a writer at For the Church, a ministry of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in MO. He has participated in a pastoral cohort through the Society of Expository Preaching and is a member of the Conservative Baptist Network. Currently, Lee serves on the Board of Directors for the Baptist State Convention of NC. He has a forthcoming book “The Usefulness of the Law: A Practical Guide to the Ten Commandments.”
Lee enjoys playing golf and cooking. He and his wife, Josanne, have been married since November 2020, and they reside in Pittsboro.
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Board of Directors
The board is responsible for overall policy and direction of the organization. The board of directors also provide accountability to the president/founder and the executive director.
Spencer Andrews – Spencer serves on staff and as an elder alongside Lee at Grace Hill Church.
Ryan Binkley – Ryan is a committed laymen and life long friend of Lee.
Eddie Ellison – Eddie is the senior pastor at The Middle Cross Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN.
Jonathan Manning – Jonathan serves as an elder at Grace Hill Church.
Kyle Mullaney – Kyle is a member of Grace Hill Church.
Patrick Neal – Patrick is the senior pastor at Turner’s Chapel in Sanford, NC.
Executive Director – Vacant
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President and Founder – Lee Callicutt
Vice President – Vacant
Secretary – Vacant
Treasurer – Vacant