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 held its first official Sunday Worship service under Pastor Levy and the late Sis. Marilyn Knox, with 20 adults and 25 children in attendance. 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. LWCC showed itself to be a thriving Kingdom Word church with a vision to see lives restored and impact the world with the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. 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, LWCC 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 1995 God delivered 1060 Government Street into our hands; this is where the LWCC Kingdom Academy is located today.

In 2001, four years after the great woman of God, the late Marilyn Knox, graduated into a new dimension of glory, God 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 August 27, 2010, one of the most notable miracles in the history of Living Word Christian Center was manifested by God in the life of Pastor Delia Knox. By His sovereign power and glory, God raised Pastor Delia to walk after having been paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for 22½ years! God continues to unfold His manifold wisdom through miracles, signs, and wonders. This miracle stands as a catalyst for something that God wanted to announce to the world and the body of Christ as thousands of lives throughout the nations of the earth are blessed by this glimpse of heaven and His marvelous Divinity on earth!

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 at one of the most prime locations in the city, for the future home of Living Word Christian Center International Ministries!

Under the leadership of Bishop Levy and Pastor Delia Knox, LWCC Kingdom Covenant Community continues to be joined in covenant 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!