Evan Cockerham is the Lead Pastor of Living Word Church, and Adrianne oversees the prophetic ministry. Evan & Adrianne Cockerham are an anointed prophetic team who minister out of the love and power of Christ.
LOVE OF GOD’S CHURCH
We believe that the church is called to be Jesus on earth, to do signs, wonders and miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit. Adrianne and I desire that every believer would be built up to have the confidence to hear God’s voice, to respond in faith and obedience, and to see God’s blessing in every area of their lives. I’m less concerned with hype, dead traditions or pretense. But I am dedicated to passionately pursue the authentic, revolutionary and world changing love of Christ.
LOVE OF DISCIPLESHIP
Adrianne and I long to live with the awareness of God’s presence, and demonstrate a lifestyle of kingdom living to those God has joined with us. We long to embrace God’s emerging leaders, culture reformers, and those who are kingdom-minded. And in so doing, we strive to train and send disciples to reach the world.
LOVE OF THE NATIONS
Adrianne and I have both a local and global call. We love the people and nations of the world and believe that every believer is called to go, give or send to bring a God encounter to every person, no matter how remote.
LOVE OF THE ARTS
We have always had a love and appreciation for the arts and believe it is one of the key ways the church can release God’s kingdom in the earth, whether it be by brush stoke, musical note, rhythm or movement.
Join us in celebrating God’s Kingdom and all He has in store for us.
Bob Bevan is an Associate Pastor of Living Word Church. Pastors Bob and Jenn Bevan joined the ministry of Living Word Church in 1995 while attending Lee University. Bob oversees adult life groups and the men’s ministry and youth ministry teams at LWC. Jenn is the Worship Pastor and financial assistant at LWC. In everything they do, their desire is to see people encounter Jesus and live life in the power of His Spirit. Their desire is to develop faithful and fruitful leaders in the places of ministry they lead.
Bob’s favorite things in life are Jenn and his amazing kids, Brianna and Luke. He also loves beef and corny jokes. One of Jenn’s favorite things is to travel and go on adventures with her family.
Gaye Howell is an Associate Pastor of Living Word Church. She gives oversight to the Administration of the church, leads the Women’s Ministry, and oversees the Children’s Ministry team at Living Word
Gaye is a graduate of Lee University with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She has served in many areas of ministry in the city for the over 30 years. Gaye has experience in church accounting and administration and joined the Living Word Church staff in 2010. Gaye says that one of the greatest defining moments in her life was when she came to the revelation knowledge that God the Father loved her for no other reason than love, and that she didn’t have to earn His love and acceptance. Since that time, her passion has been to share the Father’s heart with others. She particularly loves leading and sharing at the Women’s Encounter about God’s relentless, unfailing love and encouraging women to experience His love.
Jessica Howell is the Missions Pastor of Living Word Church. She joined Living Word in 2009, and has served faithfully in many areas since then. Jessica is also the Communications Coordinator and oversees the Media Department at Living Word.
Jessica says that her main goal as a leader is to follow Christ wholeheartedly, and to call others to do the same – as Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Follow me as I follow Christ”. Jessica is passionate about sharing the transformative love of Jesus throughout the world, both in word and in action.
Tina Richardson is the Growth Track Pastor at Living Word Church. She attended Lee University, wherein she received both a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Master’s degree in Theological Studies. With a great desire to witness the ever transforming work of God in the life of the believer, Tina avidly maintains that such a transformation must coincide with a strong foundation in the Word of God, found in scripture, and through the transformative power of the Holy Spirit. In direct correlation with this, one must always be seeking a true and authentic encounter with God, both corporately as well as individually.
Tina’s main goal is simply to live a life worthy of the call that rings throughout creation. That is, to live a life worth emulation, one that is distinguished by all of the hallmarks of the life of Jesus Christ, and to simply make the world a better place by exuding God’s love by loving others in obedience to Him.
Nancy Clark is the Prayer Coordinator of Living Word Church. She joined Living Word in 1997. She became an active part of the prayer ministry in January of 2004. Prayer has always been a foundational part of Living Word since its beginning. Nancy leads various prayer gatherings during the week. She also leads a team of intercessors that provide prayer covering for our church body and leadership. She helps to coordinate prayer events in the city, as well as for Living Word Church.
Nancy has a heart and calling for the nations of the world and provides prayer covering for many missionaries. She participates in mission trips and organizes special prayer meetings to support mission teams that go out from Living Word. She loves to teach and train others to be effective in prayer and intercession.
Larry and LaVonna Cockerham are the founding pastors of Living Word Church. They founded Living Word Church in 1986 with a passion to experience the fullness of God restored to the church. They have planted churches in Nepal, Ukraine and Mexico as well as in America, with ongoing ministries in several other nations as well. They are affiliated with Evangel Fellowship International under Bishop Houston Miles. In 2001 they established International Ministries Network under which a growing number of ministers and churches look to Larry and LaVonna as their spiritual mentors and apostolic covering.
Larry received his Bachelors Degree from Wake Forest University and M.S. and PhD. Degrees from North Carolina State University. His passion is to help people to live from their hearts, expressing their gifts in winning the lost and nurturing the body of Christ.
LaVonna received the Bachelors Degree from Lee University and has done graduate work in Bible and counseling. Her primary gifts are expressed in teaching, counseling and prayer. Larry and LaVonna are an effective husband and wife ministry team. The heart of their message and ministry is knowing God intimately, worshiping Him freely and obeying Him completely.