Pierre Cannings- Assistant Pastor
Pierre Cannings is also the Associate Pastor of Youth, Missions and Discipleship Ministry. Besides the many hats that Pierre wears, he is also an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies. After receiving a BA in Communication from Austin College, Pierre enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary where he received a Masters in Theology.
Leon Brooks, III – Associate Pastor
Leon is the Associate Pastor of Fellowship, Family Life and Youth & Young Adult Ministry. Leon holds a Masters degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and and a degree in Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies in Houston. Leon has served in youth ministry for Campus Crusade for Christ, The Impact Movement, and Apartment Life.
Duane Lawrence – Associate Pastor
Duane is the Associate Pastor of Shepherding, Children and Evangelism Ministry. Pastor Duane Lawrence serves as Associate Pastor of Children and Youth Ministries at Living Word Fellowship Church. He is the Founder/Director of Train Up A Child Seminars, and has taught a Teacher Training Tract at the College of Biblical Studies (Houston).
Anthony Young – Associate Pastor
Anthony is the Associate Pastor of the Worship Ministry. Anthony P. Young is a native Dallasite who migrated to Houston by way of a scholarship to the University of Houston.He is currently enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Divinity.
Jordan Washington – Assistant Youth Pastor
Jordan Washington earned a BS in Communication from Lamar University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jordan, a Houston native, was a member of “Legacy Youth” Living Word Fellowship’s youth group as an adolescent. He now returns to serve alongside Pierre Cannings as Assistant Youth Pastor.
Sylvia Edwards – Children’s Director
Sylvia Marie Edwards is the loving wife of 42 years to Robert G. Edwards Sr. and the Mother and Grandmother of 10 beautiful angels. She has served as Assistant Dean of the Eastern District Association Youth Convention and Congress for over 20 years and VBS Leader for Belize Missions for 4 years.
Lyndia Tarkington – Discipleship Director
Lyndia Tarkington has been a member of Living Word Fellowship Church for 21 years. She has a heart for ministering to God’s women and serving them faithfully. In addition to being the Discipleship Director, she serves as Coordinator for the Women’s Ministry, Lord Supper and Special Events Coordinator for the Worship Ministry.
Nesha Scott – Missions Director
Nesha Scott is a native from Mississippi who has been married to her husband, Ken for over 20 years. They have one young adult daughter, Jaquavia (Jackie) and a sweet granddaughter, Journey Angel. Nesha has been a member of Living Word for 17 years and has currently served as the Missions Director for the past five years.
As she plans, prepares and preps each team to serve in missions, Nesha is right there on the field with them seeking to encourage, equip and support them to go proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ among the nations. She loves to see God’s Word shared around the world, so that others may “know Him”. Nesha has also served in the youth ministry, along with facilitating classes for the women’s ministry and has her Biblical Counseling Certificate.
She is also a Business Analyst with a mutual fund company, Invesco, where she has worked for the last 17 years.
Allen Boutte – Recovery and Restoration Director
Allen Boutte is the Founder and CEO of the Recovery and Restoration Faith Base Treatment Outpatients Program at the Living Word Christian Outreach Center. He is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with a specialty in addiction. He also carries a Christian Counseling Certificate from First Baptist in Pasadena. He has experience serving as a Chaplin, a Counselor Intern, and an Outpatient Treatment Program Supervisor. For more information about the Recovery and Restoration Project, click on the link below.
Hershall Earnest – Director of NCAASI
Hershell Earnest is the Director of the National Church Adopt A School Initiative, a division of the Urban Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans. He has a Bachelor’s in Business Management and has been married for 31 years. In both his professional career and in volunteerism, Mr. Earnest has taken on the task of using his life to serve and motivate others.. He’s an Army Veteran, has been a career counselor, motivational speaker, and now a realtor with the Houston Association of Realtors and soon to be published author. It is his passion to share his life challenges and accomplishments in hopes of encouraging others to do the same. Mr. Earnest is looking forward to mentoring students and families in the Greater Houston area in partnership with the Christian Outreach Center and Living Word Fellowship Church with the National Church Adopt A School Initiative.
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