Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Story

Living Word Church began in the home of Pastors Jerry and Janice Sullivan in November of 1979 in Grand Bay, Alabama. The Church was born out of a desire to worship God freely and to preach the Gospel in an atmosphere of spiritual liberty. The Church was founded with a nucleus of young families and with a focus on spiritual growth and development. The theme of the Church was taken from 2 Corinthians 3:18, in which the Apostle Paul taught that Christians are to be – “transformed into the image of Christ.”

Soon after its founding, the Church began to meet in a storefront in Grand Bay. Later, the Church purchased property and moved to a location on Old Pascagoula Road. Family ministry has always been at the heart of our Church. This led to the founding of Living Word Academy in 1983 and World of Friends Daycare in 2000. In August of 1995, the Church purchased 8-acres and an existing building. After clearing the property and renovating the building, Living Word Church relocated to its current location on Dawes Road in West Mobile.

Since then, God has blessed our Church with the adjoining 12-acres and with a new 20,000 square foot facility. Our new facility houses our Main Auditorium, Church Offices and Children’s Ministry. The existing building houses Living Word Academy, World of Friends Daycare, our Youth Ministry and Connect Cafe.

Our 20-acre campus has become the hub of the Dawes Community. We are the voting center for our local precinct, host various community events and organizations, host little league baseball teams in our practice facility and stage the annual Dawes Christmas Parade on our grounds. We praise God for His faithful guidance at every step along the way. Our Church is proof that small beginnings lead to big endings.

After 35 years as Senior Pastors, Jerry and Janice Sullivan, passed the mantle of ministry to their son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Mary Sullivan. In March of 2015, Pastors Brad and Mary became the Lead Pastors of Living Word Church. God has blessed our Church throughout the various seasons of our ministry. We are excited about this new season of ministry and what God has in store for our future.

Our Mission

At LWC, we exist to empower people with the life-changing message of Jesus and to equip them to become fully devoted disciples of Christ.

Our Beliefs

In the Bible as the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.

In one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His substitutionary death, in His spiritual and bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return to this earth.

In the new birth by faith in the work of Christ, through His death and resurrection, is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

In the redemptive work of Christ that provides healing for the human body in response to faith.

In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by who’s indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.

In the baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:1-4, is given to believers who ask for it.

In the Hope of Glory, the presence of Christ-life indwelling the Christian, enabling him to reach spiritual maturity.

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.

In the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming!

The Church We See

  • Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational
  • Empowering Message
  • Mobilizing Disciples
  • Non-Religious
  • Genuinely Exciting
  • Naturally Supernatural
  • Hope & Healing for the Hurting
  • Growing Congregation
  • Influencing Our Community
  • Impacting The World