Living Word Christian Center was founded in 1985 by Bishop Levy H. Knox in Mobile, Alabama. When the word of the Lord came to Bishop Levy and the late Sis. Marilyn Knox that they would pioneer a ministry declaring the Lordship of Christ and His Kingdom, they began this great journey traveling from Jackson, Mississippi, embracing the destiny of God and moving obediently toward what had been purposed before the world began.
As they sought the Lord to receive divine wisdom for this prophetic assignment, God placed a seed of the vision in the heart of our Bishop and gave him four words, Living Word Christian Center, that would not only change his life forever but would chart the course towards the fulfillment of destiny for the thousands that would hear the voice of God through this yielded vessel. These words were the seed for the birthing of the church and local body as we know it today.
Out of a desire for a place to teach and practice God’s Word so that people from all walks of life could come and receive from the Lord in an atmosphere of love and liberty, the church began as a home fellowship bible study at 112 Ash Avenue in Prichard, Alabama. and later moved to the Econo Lodge on Battleship Parkway. After conducting service at that location, God opened a door to secure a place of worship at 1401 Government Street.
On April 21, 1985, Living Word Christian Center Fellowship held its official Sunday Worship service under the Pastorship of Pastor Levy and the late Sis. Marilyn Knox with 20 adults and 25 children in attendance, a thriving Kingdom Word Church with a vision to see lives restored and impact the world with the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. There were 79 new members added to the church at the end of 1986 and 149 new members added to the church as of September 22, 1987. People were being born again, filled with the Holy Spirit, healed, delivered, and set free. God joined to the church people who were willing to give their time, prayers, and finances to see the vision of the reality of God’s Kingdom being demonstrated in our city.
In the fall of 1992, Living Word Christian Center Kingdom Academy was established as a Christian school that trains and educates with academic and biblical excellence while imparting the concepts and principles of the Kingdom of God.
In 2001, four years after the late Marilyn Knox went home to be with the Lord, He joined to our visionary, Bishop Knox, and the Living Word Christian Center family, our beloved First Lady, his queen, Pastor Delia Knox, adding a facet to this ministry that would soon reveal the fulfillment of prophetic words spoken as sovereignty and destiny came together.
On December 28, 2017, by the grace and favor of God and His supernatural help from a supernatural realm (Ps 44:3), He sovereignly delivered into our hands a cinema theater with 41,000 square feet of building at 4900 Government Boulevard, a 9.5-acre site in one of the most prime locations in the city for the future home of Living Word Christian Center International Ministries! To God be the glory!
Our vision is to build a state-of-the-art sanctuary and multi-purpose transformational facility for global Kingdom impact. Central to the design is the desire of Living Word Christian Center to magnify the presence of God in our city and to be an agent of change and revitalization for the community that surrounds it, raising the quality of life for all people. In other words, this isn’t just another building project. It is an avenue by which God is using to transform lives, influence the culture, and impact the world for His Kingdom. Just as Noah was called to build something that had never been built before…in preparation for something coming that had never been seen before, we are building to build lives in Christ, serving God’s Kingdom purpose in our generation and generations to come.
Under the leadership of Bishop Levy and Pastor Delia Knox, Living Word Christian Center Kingdom Covenant Community continues to be joined in covenant and in ministry with a clear mission to impact the world. We are in the process of growing up in all things unto Him who is the Head, Jesus Christ – building a Kingdom Covenant Community of Christ-centered believers, communicating and demonstrating the Kingdom of God in every sphere of life. What began with a prophetic word from God over three decades ago has now expanded into a Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, international ministry, called to reach the nations of the world with the Gospel of the Kingdom! Giving God all the glory, honor, and praise!