Lamont Allen Higginbottom was born on January 16th 1982 in Milwaukee, WI to Ms. Marilyn Higginbottom. Lamont was raised in Racine, WI where he graduated from J I Case High school. His childhood, formative, and young adult, years were spent in Racine, WI. Lamont Higginbottom Spent more than 13 years of his childhood in the foster care system and lived in approximately 27 group homes and foster homes.
Rev. Higginbottom is a proud graduate of The American Baptist College in Nashville, TN where he successfully obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Studies. As a sophomore in college Lamont was elected Class and Baptist Student Union President.
Lamont moved to Rochester, NY in August of 2013 to obtain his Master of Arts Degree at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, He served as president of the Historic Black Student Caucus of CRCDS. Rev. Higginbottom Graduated from Colgate May 2016. Rev. Higginbottom participates in annual continuing education summer courses through Yale Divinity School
Lamont Higginbottom was asked to serve as pulpit supply to the West Ave. United Methodist Church of Rochester, NY in June 2015, as a result of excellent service Rev. Higginbottom was appointed to the Trinity UM Church of Olean, NY in July 2015 by order of Bishop Mark J. Webb. Rev. Lamont Higginbottom was accepted on his Baptist Ordination.
On Nov. 7th 2016 Reverend Lamont Higginbottom was called to serve as the fifth Pastor of the Historic Second Baptist Church of Erie, PA. Under the leadership of Rev. Lamont Higginbottom, Second Baptist has experienced much growth. Upon arriving to Erie, PA Pastor Lamont Higginbottom connected with the community and shared in the community service work already in motion at the Second Baptist Church. From facility renovations to spiritual, financial and numerical growth, The Second Baptist Church and Pastor Higginbottom are consistently and effectively growing together as Pastor and People.
On April 12th, 2023, God graciously called Rev. LaMont Higginbottom to be the 6th Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Glenwood, IL. Calvary Baptist Church received Pastor and Lady Higginbottom and their family with open arms and hearts filled with love.
Rev. Lamont Higginbottom is happily married to Mrs. Catherine Ann Higginbottom (Locke) of Franklin, TN and together they are blessed with Seven beautiful children. Like Pastor Higginbottom First Lady Catherine Higginbottom has a heart for ministry and a love for God’s people. Although Lady Higginbottom is often busy with tending to a very busy family and home, she still finds time to demonstrate her passion for gospel music, and community service work.
Reverend Lamont Allen Higginbottom continues to humbly serve the faith community with Ephesians 3:20 in his heart. Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us-(KJV) Life’s Motto: IF GOD IS IN IT, WE CAN DO IT!