At Living Word we’re growing a family that experiences every promise of God. We’re a church for ALL–equipping families to win through Acceptance, Laughter, and Love. We believe in Jesus. His teachings and ministry embody unbridled love and acceptance for all who are weary. Through His example, our church equips its family to succeed in the world of today. Through acceptance, laughter, and love, our services and ministries show people just how valuable they are to God, and just how much they can accomplish in this lifetime through Jesus. That’s what church is about. We hope we see you soon!
Pastors Rodney & Linda Hurd
Pastors Rodney & Linda Hurd are positioned in the Kingdom of God for such a time as this. They teach the uncompromising word of God elevating the Body of Christ to Kingdom living. Pastor Rodney’s born again experience began in Hawaii. He studied at Calvary Bible School in Honolulu and preached throughout the Hawaiian Islands. He later moved to Birmingham and became the founding pastor of New Life Christian Center. Shortly after that he met and married the love of his life, his wife Linda, in 1995. She became his co-pastor, and for nine years they continued reaching the city for the Lord. Pastor Linda is a former professional model and Miss Black Alabama. She used that platform to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She also founded Grace & Glory Charm and Modeling school. Her focus was on inner beauty, building self- esteem through teaching young women about God’s love, and developing an intimate relationship with Him through worship. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, Pastors Rodney & Linda moved to Arizona where they became part of the Living Word family in 2004. They faithfully sat under the teachings of the founding and lead pastors. In 2019, God called them to plant a Living Word in Florence, AZ. And they believe that His Word will not return void. Their heart is for every child of God to experience every promise of God through Kingdom living. God has blessed them with a Kingdom marriage and four beautiful and amazing daughters.