Meet the team

HighPointe Church is blessed to have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who do every thing from clean the building, to caring for the community, to serving in the nursery, to leading worship.

Fola & Sinmi Ogunyinka

Lead Pastors

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Pastor ‘Fola became the Lead Pastor of HighPointe in February 2019, after serving as Associate Pastor since 2017.  He graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1995, and practiced for 7 years, before leaving all that to pursue his passion in ministry.  'Fola and Sinmi have planted and pastored, 5 churches in their home country Nigeria, and in South Africa, since 1998, when they got married. They moved to Philadelphia in January 2017 on 'sabbatical'.


Sinmi's passion is in writing. She is an award winning author with over 40 books to her credit.


'Fola and Sinmi are blessed with 4 kids; Ife (18), Iyin (15), Aanu (14) and Orey (12), and a foster daughter, Koko (21) who is in college back home in Nigeria.


Random Fola:
Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
When I get a day off...I like to spend the time with family movies or favorite programs on tv
If I was at the Eagles game where the fans booed Santa Claus...I will find a way taking him away to a place where he will be safe
Favorite Food: Spaghetti, chocolate cookies, chocolate cake
Favorite sports teams: Arsenal FC, I'm a Gunner for life!
Little-known fact about you: Really wanted to own Africa's largest multinational construction company that would build great bridges, and highways! Interestingly, now I help build greater bridges and highways that guide people to heaven!

  • kid's ministry team

    Provide care and Sunday School services for kids from infant to Grade 6. The focus is to provide for our kids a solid spiritual foundation that will count for a life time!

    Contact Person: Sonia Lietzel

  • Media/Tech Team

    Manage and ensure proper flow of service with regards to sound, video and lighting effects. Continually strive for excellence with focus on glorifying God

    Contact Person: Tim Jackson

  • Worship Team

    This team functions to see people’s lives changed by power, presence and glory of God in worship. They seek to worship the Lord in humility, with passion and excellence!

    Contact Person: Iyin Ogunyinka

  • Service Host Team

    This team functions to serve everyone who walks into the door of the church by making them feel welcome, paying attention to their needs, receiving of offerings, distributing of communion, and handing out of other items before, during and after service

    Contact Person: Pat Weigand