Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands Worship comes from the worship ministry of Church of the Highlands. Since being founded in 2001, Church of the Highlands, under the leadership of Pastor Chris Hodges, has expanded to 14 multisite campuses with a weekly attendance of over 40,000. Highlands Worship features a team of over 500 musicians and 35 worship staff made up gifted songwriters, instrumentalists and vocalists who lead worship during the numerous weekend services among the different campuses. Together, this diverse group of individuals strives to bring their local church community together through praising God.
Highlands Worship also leads worship at various conferences and events throughout the year to spread their mission of sharing new, diverse music options to other church communities. In 2012, Highlands Worship released their first major project, "Place of Freedom," a live-recorded album that introduced songs and worship anthems that thousands of churches have embraced.
Continuing their spread this gift of music, Highlands Worship has created their latest project, "Here I Surrender" that releases July 29, 2016. This studio album features 13 songs written to encourage congregational worship, create a resource for churches, and draw listeners closer to God. While the songs on "Here I Surrender"represent the ministry of Highlands Worship, the group feels called to help churches and believers encounter God's presence through worship.