Who We Are

Our Leadership Team

Senior Pastor Mark E. and Brandy Gowan
Associate Pastor Mark and Julie Gowan
Associate Pastor Nell Lamury
Worship Pastor Richard Guidry
Student Pastor Micah Gowan
Secretary Hollie Breaux

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to love all people and lead them into a new life in Christ.”

Our Vision 

The Vision is two-fold. It is to be: 1) An Impact Church – A church that will be multicultural and generational, having a lasting impact on the people and places we engage. 2) A Reproduction Church that will start new campuses throughout our region.

Our History

Word of Life was founded in February 1982 by Pastor Richard “Lee” Lamury and his wife Nell. Fondly called Brother Lee, he: solidified his legacy as a soldier of Christ by building Word of Life, winning the lost and impacting the world through mission work: supported by the ministry. Starting with only 12 members, Brother Lee was inspired by Philippians 2:15 -16, “in which you shine like: stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life”….. And for 32 years he lead this congregation teaching them line upon line, precept upon precept, the holy scripture arming them with truth and faith to love the hurting, feed and clothe the poor, and to have compassion for the community they live in. Pastor Lee went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2013, hearing the words well done you good and faithful servant upon entering heaven.
Since January 2014 Pastor Mark W Gowan and his wife Julie have been with Brother Lee and Sister Nell from the very beginning of Word of Life are now leading the congregation to continue the good work that the Lord began in February 1982. Brother Mark and Julie have a heart to continue to reach out to our communities and to see the lost and hurting come to a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and also see the Kingdom of God grow through the Missionaries that Word of Life has been supporting for many years.

Our Values

Our values are the underlying beliefs that will motivate us to pursue the mission of “loving all people into a new life in Christ.” From the moment you walk through the doors we want to create these values expressed in a wide variety of ways through our relationships, worship, teaching, and ministries. 
  • Create an atmosphere in which people love, honor, and affirm one another.
  • Create an expression that is multi-cultural and multi-generational.
  • Create an environment that is ever growing, changing, and taking big risks to reach others.
  • Have a commitment to excellence in spirit, lifestyle, relationships, and ministry.
  • Have a church engaged in the transformation of lives, communities, cities, and nations.
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