Pastor Davis was born and saved in Baytown, Texas and has for over 40 years been a church planter having started churches in NY, PA, VA, RI, SC, and FL. He attended Texas Bible College, but has a Masters in Ministry from Trinity Seminary, a Masters in Management and Leadership from Liberty University, an Ed.S. (doctoral Educational Specialist) in teaching and curriculum from Liberty University, and doctoral studies at Regent University. He is also a college professor in computers, business, psychology, and writing. He has additional graduate level work in marriage and family counseling from Columbia International University, and has served in various vocational capacities in social work and business.
Wife Diane is Jewish by birth and born in Perth Amboy, NY before attending Tampa University in Tampa, Florida. She calls herself a "completed Jew" and has her testimony at www.acts238lady.com. Her website has drawn the attention of many agencies around the world which has linked to her site, particularly in the areas of addiction counseling and in support of right-to-life.
Pastor Keith and wife Ruth Russell
Pastor Russell and wife Ruth are from Kentucky where for several years they served in pastoral ministry. Pastor Russell is one of several sons in apostolic ministry as was his father for many years. In addition to pastoral ministry, the Russells have ministered on three continents and have a heart for foreign missions. They bring to Living Word great musical talent and lead the worship team in addition to Pastor Russell's anointed preaching.. Sister Russell is also a registered nurse in a local Orlando hospital.
Pastor Frank and wife Sharon East
Pastor Frank East and wife Sharon are also from Kentucky and have a long history of both pastoring and evangelizing. With many years on the evangelistic field, Brother and Sister East are well known in apostolic circles throughout the country for both their preaching and their singing. Although Pastor East is now beyond 90 years old, he continues to fill the pulpit, preaching with anointing, as health permits, and both he and sister East are a part of the worship team in the church.
Edward and wife Eliza Edgar
Brother Edgar is an important part of the ministry team. As a solid Bible teacher, brother Edgar is also used by God in prophetic ministry, as well as his teaching role in the church. Sister Edgar is from the Philippines, having been raised in a United Pentecostal Church in which her family is very involved in the local church.
Emanuel and wife Lucy Lugo
Manny Lugo serves as our Director of Facilities, and wife Lucy as church secretary. The whole family is an important part of the church staff as well as church ministry. Lucy and Ian are both a part of the worship team with Ian serving as the drummer for the church and Junior Lugo managing the sound and video systems for the church.