4 LOCATIONS, 14 SERVICES, ONE CHURCH
Come as you are, you won't stay as you are!
THE WORD Church is a people-centered, relationship-driven ministry with a call to help those who are hurting, lost, and in poverty. Being a first-time visitor or new member at any church can often be quite confusing, and sometimes even a little uncomfortable. We understand that, so we put considerable time and thought into making our visitors and members experience as pleasant and relaxed as possible. We’re going to go out on a limb and say THE WORD Church is probably unlike any church you’ve ever visited.
Locations & Service Times
- AKRON / CANTON
- EAST CLEVELAND
Meet Dr. R.A. Vernon
FOUNDER & SENIOR PASTORDr. R. A. Vernon is the founder and senior pastor of The Word Church, a multi-site ministry with 34,000+ members between four locations. A respected spiritual leader, philanthropist, and humanitarian, he is dedicated to creating and providing programs, resources, and services to help the less fortunate. He is resolutely committed to unconditional outreach, and leads the culturally diverse congregation of The Word Church with integrity and excellence.
He is the author of three books: Blessing Behind Closed Doors (2007); Size Does Matter: Moving Your Ministry from Micro to Mega, and his most recent book for singles, Dr. R.A. Vernon’s 10 Rules of Dating.
His successes have also been documented over the years in various media publications includingUpscale Magazine, Gospel Today, and numerous mentions in Cleveland’s own The Plain Dealeramong others. He was also recently nominated and selected as the 2013 Black Professional of the Year by the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation.
Dr. Vernon founded “THE WORD” Church on love, God’s Word, and a passion for helping people. It continues to operate with this same spirit of purpose over a decade later. As a result, “THE WORD” CHURCH has become one of the fastest growing churches in the region and continues to experience remarkable growth. Dr. Vernon has a Diploma of Theology, a Master of Arts in Practical Theology, and a Doctorate of Ministry with a concentration in church growth from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is honored to be married to First Lady Victory Vernon and they have five children.
- AKRON / CANTON