About Us



Living Word School of Ministry and Bible Training Center prepares students to pursue their highest calling in Christ. While from a variety of backgrounds, our students have one thing in common; they hunger for more of God and to make a difference in this world through Jesus Christ. Living Word School of Ministry equips and empowers students to do just that. So whether you are an established minister or pastor, a business person, or just beginning to discover your purpose and call, Living Word School of Ministry has something to offer.

The school was founded in 1995 to offer believers practical, Spirit-led Bible instruction for victorious Christian living and ministry preparation. Each year the School instructs hundreds of people who are seeking greater understanding, and trains them on how to skillfully and confidently apply God’s Word in their daily lives.

Our three-year curriculum is comprised of two programs which immerse students in the Word of God and draws them into close fellowship with the Holy Spirit. A major thrust of the school’s curriculum is to impart vision and to help students receive revelation knowledge as they study the Word of God. Students leave with a better understanding of their purpose in life, and a strong biblical foundation that will lead to success in all areas of their lives.

In closing, God gave me one charge when I started this school, “Train them up and send them out.” So, whether you are called to be in the ministry or simply desire to deepen your under- standing of God’s Word, I hope you prayerfully consider joining us for a life-changing learning opportunity that will strengthen your walk with the Lord and empower you to fulfill your God-given destiny! 


Dr. William S. Winston

Founder and President



The Lord spoke to Pastor Winston some years ago and said “train and send them out,” and for more than a decade the Living Word Bible Training Center has faithfully fulfilled this mandate.   Today, the Training Center equips and prepares thousands of Christians annually to perform the work of the ministry.   The center has two primary components:  The School of Ministry and Missions & Bible Training Classes. 

The School of Ministry & Missions is a nine-month ministerial training program for those called to or currently serving in one of the five fold-ministry offices as outlined in Ephesians 4:11-12.  The Ministry School trains ministers and missionaries to use their faith to build supernatural, excellent ministries – ministries like Living Word Christian Center and those in the New Testament, which are characterized by explosive growth and full of signs and wonders. 

Both established ministers, and those just beginning to pursue their ministry call, have chosen to attend this school because they knew the Lord was calling them to something more.   Through this program, students learn how to operate Kingdom principles, break through natural limitations, and take their faith walk to the next level.  Leadership, vision, church planting, prayer, faith, and signs and wonders are just a few of the subjects covered during our nine-month program.

Bible Training Classes are offered each quarter to train, disciple and empower Believers to live victoriously in every area of their lives. Classes are currently offered in Forest Park and cover a variety of topics including; The Books of the Bible, Increasing your Effectiveness in Prayer, Discovering your Gifts & Purpose, How to Heal the Sick, How to Receive from God, Effective Leadership, and How to Study the Bible.  Every quarter testimonials of healing, deliverance and transformation abound as students commit themselves to these eight week Bible studies.


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