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There’s a lot happening at “THE WORD” Church!  The Kingdom-driven ministry of “THE WORD” Church covers members from all walks of life. As a ministry under the dynamic call and leadership of Founder & Senior Pastor  Dr. R.A. Vernon, “THE WORD” Church has grown from 200 members to a congregation of over 20,000 since its founding in 2000.  At the core of our ministry are Our Statements, Mission and Vision, which undergird the call of outreach carried out through the heart of Pastor Vernon and the members of “THE WORD”.

“THE WORD” Church is a hot-bed of activity, with over 20 ministries which include ministries for both new and more mature members. For example, our Family-Focused Youth Ministry provides an awesome opportunity for your children of all ages to experience worship at an age-appropriate level.

At the heart of the ministry is Outreach. Embedded into our Bedrock Principles (see “What We Believe”), with Dr. Vernon’s vision, alongside the generosity of the members, “THE WORD” Church is taking Cleveland by storm!  “THE WORD” Church has given away nearly 6,000 book-bags loaded with school supplies, 5,000 pairs of shoes, 5,000 clothing items for youth as part of the mega-Outreach event, WORD-Mart. On a weekly basis, “THE WORD” Church offers free feedings open to the Greater Cleveland community, a food pantry and clothing as part of general Outreach to the community. Dr. Vernon and “THE WORD” even gave away $20,000 in free gas to the general public, 3 homes and 4 vehicles to families in need, all for the sake of reaching others with the message that “Jesus loves you.”  Along with a weekly local television broadcasts on WUAB 43 (Cleveland),  and The Word Network, these are just SOME of the ways in which Pastor Vernon and “THE WORD” Church get the message of Christ out to the greater Cleveland community and the world.

To see other examples of outreach, such as Pay It Forward, you may Click Here.

With a campus that houses a skating rink, restaurant, fitness center, pool hall, three full basketball courts, and two soccer fields, the members and area residents can enjoy great events and activities at this exciting venue.

The best way to do justice to all that’s happening at “THE WORD” Church is to pay us a visit!  If you are not already a member or local to the Cleveland area, we do hope you would consider joining us for a service (Service Times / Contact Us).