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Apostle Derrick Ray Morant is the Senior Minister and overseer of Higher Ground Ministries, a church he co-founded in 1993.

Apostle Morant is a prolific teacher whose teaching is full of revelation and insight. He also has an engagingly powerful preaching ministry where he speaks the Word of God with revelation and passion resulting in signs and wonders following. He couples his preaching and teaching with a prophetic gift that is keenly accurate.

Along with the Higher Ground Ministries Church, He founded The  New Vision Apostolic Network a network of churches created for accountability and covenant, Derrick and his wife Tonee have also founded  two other churches , New Dimension Church in Elyria, Ohio (now in Cleveland, Ohio), and EpiCenter Church in Columbus, Ohio.

Apostle Derrick has been married to his partner in ministry, Prophetess Tonee Morant, for 25 years. They are the proud parents of 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

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Tonee Morant is a powerful woman of God with a strong anointing to minister to hurting women in the areas of self-worth, self-sufficiency, and empowerment through Jesus Christ. Her speaking brings revelation, freedom and wholeness to the body of Christ, and women in particular.

Tonee has spent the last 23 years of her life in ministry. Having suffered for years from mental, physical, verbal and emotional abuse, she is anointed of God to bring healing, deliverance and restoration into the lives of women who have suffered in the same way. She has a strong testimony of being healed of lung cancer and delivered from a life of deception and degradation.

With her husband, Derrick Morant, Tonee has founded three churches: Higher Ground Ministries Church, Fostoria, Ohio (which they currently pastor); New Dimension Church, Elyria, Ohio (now in Cleveland, Ohio), and EpiCenter Church, Columbus, Ohio. They oversee the New Vision Apostolic Network, an alliance of churches throughout Ohio.

A mother of four, grandmother of ten, and spiritual mother to many, she resides with her husband in Fostoria, Ohio.