Meet The Pastors

Robert and Stacey Gay are the Founders and Apostolic Pastors of High Praise Worship Center, a thriving dynamic church in Panama City, Florida. They celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary along with 35 years of full time ministry in June of 2016. Robert and Stacey have a heart and vision to equip believers to fulfill their divine destiny and see families serve the Lord together.
Robert and Stacey have three children (Joshua, Kayla and Micah) who are all married. They also have six grandchildren. All their children function in ministry today and oversee different areas within the church. Joshua and his wife Miranda pastor the most recent church plant, High Praise Orlando.
Robert is the author of five books. His most recent book Building Strong brings revelation and understanding concerning the biblical principles that enable believers and churches to be strong in the Lord. His other books are entitled Silencing The Enemy With Praise, Planted, Next Level, and Jesus in 3D.
Robert was also a songwriter and worship leader for Integrity’s Hosanna! Music in the earlier days of his ministry. Many worship leaders and churches have recorded numerous songs written by Robert such as; No Other Name, More Than Enough, I Praise Your Majesty, On Bended Knee, Mighty Man of War, and many more. He was worship leader on Hosanna Music 28, Victor ’s Crown. Other singers such as Vicky Winans, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Rhema Singers and Band, Nitro Praise, and many more have also recorded Robert’s songs.
Presently, Robert and Stacey also function as founders and overseers of High Praise Ministerial Alliance, a network of apostolic and prophetic ministers and churches. The purpose and vision of the network is to provide Connection, Accountability, Resources, and Encouragement for ministers and churches with like heart and vision.