Pastor Bill Winston Living Word Christian Center Turns 25, From Storefront To Megachurch!
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Won't God do it? Happy Anniversary Dr. Bill and Veronica Winston, faithful over few rulers over many! Pastor Bill Winston Living Word Christian Center will turn 25 this year. Pastor Bill Winston's congregation has grown from a storefront church at 7306 Madison into a 20,000 member mega church which, through a legal entity called Forest Park Plaza LLC, owns the Forest Park Mall.
The Living Word operation is huge. While stores like Ultra Foods, Planet Fitness, Ashley Stewart and the Royal Christian Book Store occupy the north side of the mall, the church uses the entire south side for its various ministries. Pastor Winston uses a golf cart to get from one end of the facility to the other. There is a large room called the annex which handles the overflow from the 2,500 seat sanctuary at the west end of the building. The Youth and Young Adult worship area is bigger than the sanctuaries of most churches in Forest Park.
Living Word Christian Center turns 25