Making Disciples For Jesus Christ One Soul At A Time
A Place of Friendship.
Nothing quite compares to the Joy of Christian friendship. That’s why we make it a priority to build lasting bonds between the members of our church family – bonds of concern and genuine commitment to one another. Best of all, this circle of care is ever widening. We’d love for it to include you, too.
A Place of Learning.
To us, studying the Bible is vital because it not only instructs us intellectually, but also guides us spiritually. We believe it and accept it as God’s Word to man, a Book that is alive and relevant to life today. Learning it’s truths is a thrilling adventure.
A Place of Enrichment.
For every person at every age level we offer a wealth of opportunities – special programs and ministries for children, youth and adults which fill the church calendar. You can be sure that in this kaleidoscope of activities there’s more than one place where you can be personally enriched.
A Place for Service.
Just as Jesus Christ came “not to be ministered unto, but to minister…” We accept our responsibility to reach out in love and minister to those around us and also to others. This applies both within the church family and outside our fellowship and to our surrounding communities. Just as the Lord came to serve, so shall we.
Senior Pastor Frank Bolella.
Frank Bolella founded Living Word Community Church with his wife Susan and five others in 1988. They have three children. Pastor Frank is a graduate of International School of the Bible and the Nazarene Bible College. He also has a Masters degree from Trinity University, IL. Pastor Frank is ordained with the Church of the Nazarene.
Youth Pastor Lou Zambito.
Lou Zambito is married to Kristiann and they have Two children. Lou has been pastoring at Living Word Community Church since December 1999. Pastor Lou is a graduate of Gordon College with a BA in Youth Ministries and Biblical Studies. He received his Master Degree from Bethel Seminary of the East in June 2006. Pastor Lou is ordained with the Church for the Nazarene.
I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior in January of 1983. Before coming to Christ I had drifted into atheism. My favorite atheist philosopher was Neitzsche who taught “ God is dead ” and “ The coming superman. ” Today I look back with a smile since Neitzsche’s dead and the ONE and ONLY Superman Jesus Christ has rescued me. Receiving Jesus as my Lord and Savior brought meaning, peace and fulfillment to my life.
Anger was replaced by Joy
Chaos was replaced with Peace
Fear was transformed into Faith
I have followed Jesus (sometimes imperfectly) for over 30 years and He has brought me nothing but good. His unconditional love, forgiveness, and acceptance are the inspiration of my life that compels me to live for him and do my best everyday. Jesus coming into my life is the best thing that ever happened to me and I believe the same thing could be true of you.
At 4 years old, I knelt at my bedside and prayed to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Though I prayed to Jesus at an earlier age, I gradually went my own way. I began to confuse being religious, with a true faith in Jesus. Consequently, my religiosity left me being judgmental, prideful, anxious, and empty. No matter how hard I tried to appease God, it never felt like it was enough.
God graciously made me aware of His love when I was 15 years old. My religiosity was exchanged with a genuine trusting faith in Jesus. I began to understand God’s love, forgiveness, mercy and truth. I accepted that my good deeds could not achieve or earn God’s approval for me. It was only through my faith in Jesus that made me acceptable before God. His perfect life was exchanged for my imperfect life. As a result, Jesus paid my penalty by dying on the cross for my sins. Only then was I truly free. I was no longer held down by feelings of guilt and anxiety, but was with filled with peace, acceptance, forgiveness, and hope.
I am truly grateful for God’s mercy and grace in my life. My friendship with God has grown more deeply every year. He has been my source of strength through difficulties and my sense of peace through the storms. My life has not been perfect, but that is why I am so grateful for Jesus’ forgiveness and acceptance of me.