Pastor David T. Hawkins was born the youngest of eleven sons and one daughter. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Masters of Arts in Theology from Covenant Seminary.
At the age of twenty-one Pastor David Hawkins accepted the call of Pastor at Living The Word Church Fellowship. In 1998 he took over as Pastor with two members and a bankrupt church. Through his dedication and Kingdom Focus, he has seen God grow the ministry to worshipping with over 600 people per weekend. He believes in Teamwork for the Kingdom and is known to make the work of God lots of fun. He enjoys sports and is an avid reader.
His desire is to help create a place of worship where there is a felt difference in our love, our lives, and our worship.
With more than 20 years of experience in management and executive leadership roles across higher education, healthcare, and the local church, Dr. James Paine brings a wealth of experience, passion, and spiritual gifting to his role as Executive Pastor. In addition to his work at Living The Word Church, Dr. Paine is also an author, evangelist, and co-founder of the Foundation for Successful Marriages with his wife of over 20 years, Marissa. Dr. Paine is a bi-vocational executive with a master’s and earned doctorate in education. He and his wife Marissa have three young adult children and currently reside in the greater St. Louis region.
Men's Ministry Leader
Prayer Team Leader
Guest Services Team Leader
Magnification (Worship) Leader
Communications & Marketing Leader
Head of Security
College Campus Team Leader
Valerie desires to help build young, dedicated followers of Jesus Christ on our college campuses. She serves diligently to keep our students connected and encouraged during their college journey. She is a gifted singer, facilitator, and student of the gospel.
To learn about our college ministry, click here
Ascension Teen Ministry Team Leader
Kim has the uncanny ability to connect with the next generation in real and relatable ways. Her passion for youth extends beyond the church and into meaningful community work. Our teens find a safe place, a listening ear, and Godly encouragement with Kim in Ascension Teen Ministry (A.T.M.).
To learn more about A.T.M., click here.
Audio Team Leader
Video Team Leader
Community Groups Leader
Latonya is a wonderful and compassionate worker. She has been with Living The Word Church since 2006. She enjoys the freedom of worship and loves the behind-the-scenes task at the church.
She works closely with Pastor Hawkins in order to ensure objectives are met as we walk in excellence.
Healing and Deliverance
Community Life Pastors
The Community Life Pastors (CLPs) help carry the weight of the ministry as we enter the next expression of what it means to be Living The Word Church.
CLPs will be present for a host of needs within our church community such as weddings, grief and emergency support, counseling, teaching, and every other aspect of what it means to do life together.
Dr. Patricia Moore
Pastor Moore gives family, preaching and teaching the Word of God the utmost priority. She has served in the Christian Education ministry as director and teacher for over 20 years. Her service in this capacity reflects a passionate love for God and His people. Pastor Moore is married to Archie.
Pastor Mond has an irrefutable anointing on his life to meet people where they are without judgment. He loves breaking down the Word of God to talk about the tough subjects that are often left unaddressed. He is a proud U.S. Army veteran. He is married to Tina.
Pastor Davis has a passion to facilitate everyone having a genuine encounter with God so they experience His love and transformative power. He knows building disciples, helps change the world. He is an executive level leader in the United States Army with over 20 years of service. Pastor Davis is married to Bea.
Pastor McDonald sees the image and likeness of God in all humans. He brings a wealth of experience and passion to community outreach and his heart to serve is always on display. He has been a member of the United States Air Force Reserve Command since 2013. Pastor McDonald is married to Jennifer.
Pastor Daniel Guest
The Elders of LTWC help to ensure effective operations within each ministry, serve as support and counsel to ministry leaders, help cast vision, and provide guidance as the church grows and expands.
- Elder Kenya Leonard
- Elder Jeff Fort
- Elder Archie Moore
Led by the principles of Biblical stewardship, our business team makes prayerful decisions concerning the operations and financial matters of the church. The team regularly meets to ensure LTWC operates in a way that honors God, follows all applicable laws and regulations, and serves the members in excellence.
- Kevin Davis
- Karla Perry
- Prentice Motley
- Michael Johnson
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