About Us

We are a young and growing church, alive in the Spirit, and excited about what God is doing here. Our contemporary praise and worship, led by Matt and Holly Branch, is powerful and anointed. Our Children's Ministry is growing and inspiring. We are overflowing with the good news of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ.

Living Word Ministries (LWM) is a church on fire for God. Our Outreach ministries are impacting the surrounding  communities by helping the needy, feeding the homeless, and loving people. We present the gospel in a way that the new Christian can understand, and the mature disciple can continue to grow and be inspired. We are here to offer a shame free environment. So no matter where you've been, or where you are in your life, we are not here to condemn or judge. We teach the overwhelming love God has for you. When you visit LWM, you can expect a warm, friendly welcome and relaxed casual atmosphere, where you will feel love and acceptance. Come and experience a life changing encounter with God. 

-Pastor Derrick S. Dellinger


Living Word Ministries was established to be hands and the heart of Christ extended to the world, to bring healing and wholeness to the hurting, to help the needy, to demonstrate the goodness, grace and unconditional love of God to all people, to break down the walls of legalism and religion, and to equip believers for victorious kingdom living by teaching and demonstrating the uncompromised Word of God.


To know Christ.

To make Christ known.

What We Believe

Thank you for your interest in LWM, where we teach and preach the Word of God to equip all believers to experience victorious kingdom living. Here are some of our basic beliefs. We invite you to visit us, so you can get to know us better.

God The Father

  • There is only one true God, and He is worthy of all of our praise and worship.

  • God exist in 3 persons, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

  • God is Almighty, The Alpha and Omega, The First and Last, The Beginning and the End.

  • God is the Creator; He is supreme in power and authority.

  • God is ever present, all knowing, and all powerful.

  • Above all, God is Holy and God is Love.

  • God is always good, always faithful, and trustworthy.

  • It's always been God's heart to restore mankind back into a right relationship with him.


Jesus Christ, The Son

  • God sent Jesus, His Son, into this world as both man and God.

  • Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, except through Him.

  • Jesus Christ is the only way lost humanity can ever be brought back into the right relationship with God.

  • Jesus lived a sinless life as a man, and He became our sacrifice on the cross.

  • Instead of punishing us from our sins, Jesus took our place, and God punished Him for the sins of the world. Jesus Christ shed His blood and died on the cross as punishment for our sins.

  • Jesus was the Lamb of God sacrificed to take away the sins of mankind. So, when we put faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, all of our sins past, present, and even future have been forgiven.

  • " For there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved".

  • By accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are made right unto God. Now we are qualified to receive all God's blessings and promises.


        What a Wonderful Savior!

The Bible

  • The Bible is the infallible Word of God. 

  • It was written by men, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

  • Therefore, it is absolute truth, without error.

  • God's Word is profitable to us for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness for our everyday life.

  • The Word of God, the Bible, is an amazingly unique book in that it is the living Word of God. It is alive, it has the amazing power to transform a person's life, when we put faith in it.

  • As we read the Bible, it unfolds as a divine love story between the Creator God and the object of His love, mankind.

  • Through His Word, we learn of God's interactions with mankind where we see God's purpose, His plans, His nature, and His character.

  • We also see in the Bible the glorious good news of the gospel which is power of God unto salvation where we are forgiven of all our sins, and made acceptable, even righteous in God's eyes.

We encourage believers to read, study, meditate, and especially Believe God's Word so it can change your life.

The Holy Spirit

  • When we accept Christ, the Holy Spirit comes to live inside of us.

  • The Holy Spirit leads and guides us into all truth.

  • The Holy Spirit is the wisest counselor, our greatest advocate.

  • The Holy Spirit convicts us of the sin of not believing on Jesus.

  • The Holy Spirit convicts us that we are righteous.

  • The Holy Spirit convicts of us already been judged.

  • The Holy Spirit also gives us spiritual gifts to edify and build up the body of Christ - to make us more like Jesus.

  • We believe in the baptism of Holy Spirit, which occurs after one is born again.

  • The baptism of Holy Spirit empowers believers to operate in the nine  gifts of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12)

    • ​The Word of Wisdom

    • The Word of Knowledge

    • The Gift of Faith

    • The Gift of Healing

    • The Workings of Miracles

    • Prophecy

    • Discerning of Spirits

    • The Gift of Tongues

    • Interpretation of Tongues


We believe these gifts of the Spirit are working in the Church today, and they are necessary for us to operate in the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. We encourage all believers to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and flow in these spiritual gifts to edify, strengthen, and empower the Church.


Salvation is God's marvelous work of grace and is available to all people who choose to put faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. The Bible says to repent of your sins, turn to Christ, and believe that Jesus shed his blood, died on the cross, and God raised him from the dead. If you believe this in your heart and confess it, "Thou Shall be saved". All your sins past, present, and even future are forgiven. You now have newness of life in Christ Jesus.  Salvation is a free gift of God's grace; you cannot obtain it or maintain it by your good works or performance. It's all Jesus. It's Jesus plus nothing. All you have to do is believe what Jesus has already done. Salvation is the forgiveness of sins. Salvation is eternal life, it makes us righteous, and it declares us justified (not guilty). Salvation means rescue from danger and destruction, deliverance, protection, healing, preservation, doing well, and being made whole.

So we encourage you to believe and put faith in all that Jesus has provided for you.
through this wonderful plan of God's salvation.

The Church

The church is made up of all those who put faith in Jesus Christ. We are unified through faith in Jesus Christ. The true church is committed to the teaching of the gospel of Christ, obeying his commands to love God and love people. We strive to bring the glorious good news of Jesus Christ to the world. We work together in love and unity for the purpose of glorifying Jesus Christ. We are Gods hands, his feet, and his body. God's purpose for his church is to win the lost and make disciples. We believe we're living in the days that we are going to see the Church explode in numbers and in power, get connected and watch God unveil his plan for his glorious Church.

We invite all of you into our ministry to help us share the good news of the gospel, to enlarge and grow and strengthen the Church of Jesus Christ who is our head.

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Living Word Ministries

1062 South Highway 16

Stanley, NC  28164