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Our Church History

In the summer of 1987, God began to speak through circumstances about a move that was coming in my life. By the fall of that year, it was clear that we were going to enter a new phase of ministry. At the time there were 8 people who were interested in a local church for the Southern Tier of New York state. I was pastoring a church which we had started in Rome, NY, but I knew it was time for my family and me to move on. In November of 1987 we began Living Word Christian Center in the garage of one of our families. Within a year, God had added to our number and we moved into a rented facility in Greene. By the spring of 1993 God had provided our current facility on 64 acres. In 1997 we added a modular classroom building. Today we number around 150 adults and children and we are excited about the promised harvest of souls.

Our Church View

When I began Living Word I had a number of things in mind that were important to me. First, I believe that a church must be a place for individuals to grow in their gifts and callings. This requires that, although we strive for excellence, people remain more important than things. I believe there must be room for the individual to grow and make mistakes. It also requires that relationships both with the individual and family be the emphasis in our church.

This has also given birth to a structure that provides many people with jobs to do in the church family. Living Word is not a one-man show. We have home cell groups, a pastoral staff, and many other areas where people get involved helping people. If the Lord would lead you in that direction, we would love to have you join us as part of a working family in the Kingdom of God.

 

 

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