Our Pastor

Dr. Sherman L. Young is Pastor of the First Baptist Church Carver of Bessemer AL. He also ministers in dozens of churches each year as a guest speaker, lecturer and conference facilitator. His ministry includes preaching across the USA, Ghana and Liberia of West Africa, Europe, Cagayan De Oro City and Butan City of the Philippines and the Bahamas.



A prolific author, Dr. Young has written several books including:


    Anointed for Greatness (Sermons on the Trials and Triumphs of Joseph),

    Calling the House to Order (A Renewal in church Government for the 21st Century),

    The Order for Bishops, Overseers & Pastors (An Operations Manual),

    Harvest International Ministries Church Administration Manual

    Church Development Resource Guide

    An Ethos to Live By and Other Sermons by Sherman L. Young

    The One Hour Church (Time Management for the Church of the New Millennium)

    The 21st Century Revolution

    The Church Planting and Transitioning Manual (General Editor)

    The Apostolic Reformation (General Editor)

    Profiles in Transitional Churches for the New Millennium (General Editor)


As a spiritual father and mentor Bishop Young has either planted or assisted in planting more than a dozen churches, and covers bishops and pastors in various nations.



Sherman L. Young serves as the Presiding Bishop of Harvest International Alliance of Ministries.; a fellowship of pastors and church leaders. This organization focuses on leadership development, offering conferences and round-tables for that purpose.


He is founder of HighPointe Church and Ministries, Sherman L. Young Ministries, Inc., the Harvest International Alliance of Ministries and The TIMOTHY Network; a mentoring ministry for preachers submitted him as their spiritual father.


These organizations hosts workshops and conferences around the USA on Leadership, Church Administration, Church and Ministry Leaders Training and Developing Pastors’ Support Teams.


Honored as a true apostolic voice to our generation, Sherman L Young received his Biblical training at the Birmingham Baptist College and the Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham, AL.  Bishop Young also attended the Gospel Ministry Theological Institute, based in Houston, TX.(Bachelor of Theology) He holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from St. Thomas Christian College, Jacksonville, FL, and a Doctor of Humane Letters from the New Generation Theological Institute and Seminary of Savannah, GA.


He is married to Shelby and they have three children and two grandchildren.





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