Our Leaders

Pastor George & First Lady Sharlene Hawkins

Pastor George & First Lady Sharlene met in their teens and were childhood sweethearts. While dating they helped organize a Bible study geared for the youth at the Gospel Spreading Church of GOD in Washington, DC. Married on May 23, 1987, Pastor George & First Lady Sharlene also served in leadership of the church’s Youth Revival Mass Choir.

Pastor George received the call on his life to public ministry in 1993. He served as the Youth Minister at the Hope Church of GOD in Washington, DC. Pastor George received a vision from the Lord to start a youth ministry named in High Calling in 1995. In 1998, he began the process to prepare for the work of starting an independent ministry.

On Sunday, August 13, 2000, High Calling Ministries held its first public worship service at Forte Foot Elementary School in Fort Washington, Md with approximately six members. Today, HCM is located in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Pastor George is an awesome example of the next-generation leader. As Senior Pastor of HCM he has developed an atmosphere that goes beyond “church as usual.” Pastor Hawkins brings a refreshing blend of practicality and passion to ministry that is truly inspiring. We are truly blessed and thankful to have such a dynamic, God-led individual as our shepherd.

Meet with Your Pastor

Pastor Hawkins would love an opportunity to sit with you one on one to get to know you better and to answer any questions you may have. Pastor Hawkins is typically available for meetings Tuesdays through Thursdays.