Living Word began as an outgrowth of a few home groups that combined to form a congregation. Before purchasing our current land and facility in 2004, Living Word rented worship space in a store front, a music store, and a school gymnasium (among other places)!
Pastor Randy was a church planter and planted 8 other churches in North America and Africa before he planted Living Word. When people hear that, they usually wonder if he is going to move on from Living Word and plant church number 10! However, he is committed to the on-going ministry of Living Word and looks forward to planting churches and doing mission THROUGH Living Word and not away from her!
We are affiliated with the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. We don't wear the name Lutheran on our sleeve because we are not called to only be reaching Lutherans! Even Martin Luther balked at the name "Lutheran." He stated that he desired people to simply be called 'Christian." We want people to experience our congregation before making a conclusion. Our calling is to reach the unchurched and the de-churched and disciple the churched. While Living Word is proudly a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, we exist for all people seeking to grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.