|Noel Willis, the Sr.
Pastor of Living The
Word, is called by God
to help individuals
discover and walk out
their purpose. He is an
anointed teacher of the
Word of God, who
teaches with simplicity,
application of the Word
of God to bring
believers to a higher
level of victorious
Article 1: Nature of Faith
We are disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ who we believe is one of the
manifestations of the almighty God, creator of the earth. We believe in the
concept of the Trinity that God exists as the Father, the Son (Christ, the
Word of God) and the Holy Ghost.
Article 2: Source of Doctrine
The Bible is the Word of God and our source of instruction. It tells us about
God, about man's relationship to God and about how he wants us to relate
to one another.
Article 3: Water Baptism
Water baptism is a required part of the process of salvation in accordance
with Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16 and Acts 2:38.
Article 4: Filling of the Holy Ghost
The baptism (filling) of the Holy Spirit and speaking in unknown tongues are
relevant gifts for Christians today.
Article 5: Salvation
The steps of Salvation are: (a) repentance of sin, (b) sincere belief that the
death and resurrection of Christ is the means by which we come to
reestablish our relationship with God, (c) public confession of Christ as one's
personal Savior and Lord, and (d) water baptism.
Article 6: Governance
LTW was founded based on the apostolic calling of God to the founders of
the ministry. Therefore, membership in LTW signifies a confidence that
these founders carry a mantle of apostolic authority to govern the ministry
according to the written Word of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
The Senior Pastor shall govern together with the Council of Overseers, and
under the oversight of a Council of Apostles composed of leaders outside
LTW to whom he is accountable, as described in the LTW bylaws.
Article 7: Worship Service
Weekly assemblies on Sunday will generally include prayer, praise/worship
and the Word of God. It is our intention and belief that meetings are planned
and led by the Spirit of God. The meetings at the church are primarily
intended to equip saints to more effectively do the work of the ministry
outside of the ministry's headquarters (church building).
Article 8: Presentation of the Word
The Word of God is presented through teaching, preaching, operation of the
gift of prophecy , and operation of the gift of tongues and interpretation.
Evangelism (preaching and witnessing) is the domain of outreach, while the
emphasis in the meetings of the saints should be on teaching of the Word.
Article 9: Respect of Persons
We seek to include persons from all races, nationalities and social classes.
We seek to promote racial integration in the fellowship.
Article 10: Financial Support
The revenue base of the Church is to come from member tithes and
Article 11: Gifts of the Spirit
We believe that the gifts of the Spirit as describes in 1 Cor. 12 and Romans
12 are for the Church today.
Article 12: Sacraments
We observe the following sacraments:
1. Water Baptism