For as the body is one and has many members - 1 Corinthians 12:12
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. - 1 Chronicles 16:23
Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them... - Luke 18:16

Welcome to HPWC!

"Where the praise never stops!"




Mission & Vision

Following the call to ministry, Pastor Frank A. Rush and JoAnn Vallie Rush established True Missionary Baptist Church. The church held service in a rented building on the corner of Live Oak and Alabama. As the ministry grew and expanded, Pastor Rush's understanding of God expanded as well. Relying on building a relationship with God, rather than religion, God revealed to him key secrets on praise and worship. This revealation brought forth a name change. The church laid to rest True Missionary Baptist Church and became known as, Houston Praise and Worship Center (HPWC). HPWC is known for ushering in radical praise and worship. We have striven to promote God excellence and creative in our weekly worship service. Continue to follow the call of God, Pastor Rush was ordained as a Bishop. In addition, his beautiful wife took on the roll as Co-Pastor. We are thankful for a team of great leaders. Check out our family, their support team.

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Mission Statement

HPWC is a spiritual hospital where all people, including the least, the last, the lost, and the unloved can come and be healed, healthy, get a fresh hope and head toward heaven. At HPWC, all can be delivereddiscipled, developed, and end up doing a good and Godly work.


Vision Statement

Our vision is to expand the church to include mix-income housing, a private school, a school of theology, a youth facility, a new sanctuary and much more. Please join us in prayer as we seek to pursue the vision God has given us. And Jehovah answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it.- Habakkuk 2:2



Faith, Fun, & Fellowship

Food Pantry Ministry | provides non-perishable food supplies for needy families and individuals of our community

Our Daily Bread Ministry | a daily noon bible study followed by lunch

Drama Ministry

Transportation Ministry

From Crack to Christ Ministry

Hospitality & Greeters Ministry

SOS= Serving our Seniors | focuses on helping our community seniors with home maintenance

Teen Talk Ministry

Audio Visual Ministry

Boys To Men Ministry

Flames of Glory Praise Team Ministry

Flames of Fire Dance and Banner Ministry

Ablaze Mime Ministry

Digital Lighting Ministry

Marriage Ministry | focuses on the needs, concerns and fellowship of married couples of all ages

Singles Ministry focuses on the needs, concerns and fellowship of single adults

Intercessory Prayer Ministry

Prayer University | A semi-annual study on prayer growth and development

Sunday School | Exciting Sunday morning study of the Word from 10am-10:45am in the sanctuary

Weekly Bible Study An indepth Wednesday night study of the Word from 7pm-8pm in the sanctuary

New Ministers Training | a two year training program for those called to the ministry; includes effective preaching, developing a sermon and character growth.

Ordained Ministerial Training | a two year training program for licensed ministers who want to be ordained

Youth Ministry | focuses on the spiritual growth and development of youth and teens

Young Adults Ministry | focuses on the spiritual growth, values and development of young adults through fellowship and Word study

Transformers Ministry | a women's ministry designed to bring thoughts and attitudes in alignment with Christ.

T.O.T.T.Y (The Older Teaching The Younger) | a ministry to help train the younger women using godly, older women as mentors



Sowing Seeds




Weekly Studies and Messages

Check us out here, every Sunday at 11am as we stream our service LIVE. Also, you can catch a written recap of the Word here, as Live Streaming as well.


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3802 Live Oak at Alabama
We are located just southeast of Downtown in the University Corridor


713 | 992-9239


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