Welcome to The Living Word Church & World Outreach Ministries

 It’s no accident that you are on this website at this moment and I count it as a privilege to have you visit it. The word of God says, “…if you seek, you will find. If you knock, the door will be opened.” As you seek to know God, He is just as eager to know you intimately. He desires a love relationship with you that is real and personal. I believe that we can help you in the discovery process. If you have questions, God has the answers.

Apostle Lesley & Pastor Rosella Ford


What is salvation and why should I receive it?

Salvation is redemption from eternal damnation and restoration back to God. According to Mark 16:16: (KJV) we believe in heaven and hell. He who physically dies in his sins, without Christ, is hopelessly and eternally lost. According to Revelation 19:20: (KJV) we believe man is a created being; made in the likeness and image of God. But through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23: (KJV)

How do I receive salvation?

We believe men first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth (being born-again) is necessary for all men and when fulfilled, produces eternal life. Mark 16:16: (KJV), II Corinthians 7:10: (KJV) we believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, crucified, died, was buried, and on the third day He arose from the dead. He then ascended on high and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, Almighty, until His enemies become His footstool. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4: (KJV) If you are ready and would like to receive Christ now, read the prayer of salvation below.

Prayer of Salvation

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. You said in your word, “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13: (KJV) Father, I am calling on Jesus right now. I believe He died on the cross for my sins, was raised from the dead on the third day and He’s alive right now. Lord Jesus, I am asking you now, come into my heart. Live your life in me and through me. I repent of my sins and surrender myself totally and completely to you. Heavenly Father, by faith, I now confess Jesus Christ as my new Lord and Savior from this day forward. I dedicate my life to serving Him.  Amen.


If you prayed the prayer of salvation, we would like to hear from you. Please call us at (651) 644-6929.

Do I need to be baptized?

An individual does not need to be baptized to have salvation. However, we believe in water baptism by total immersion of the body, for believers only. This is in accordance to the word of God. Acts 2:38: (KJV) Acts 16:33: (KJV), Matthew 28:19: (KJV)

Now that I have received salvation, what’s next?

One must establish a relationship with God through a word-credible based church. Your spiritual growth can only be groomed by the loving heart of a pastor. The bible teaches, “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” Hebrew 12:14 (KJV) The doctrine of sanctification is a definite, yet progressive work of grace.