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Living Word Church

4101 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20032, US 

 (202) 563-2125 


Living Word Church is a nondenominational spirit filled assembly  dedicated to raising "sons" to worship the Lord in spirit and truth 

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About Us


Living Word Church

Living Word Church

Living Word Church


"An Awesome Ministry with a Prophetic Vision, Proclaiming the Apostolic Doctrine,  JESUS SAVES!!!"

     What we believe  "The bible is inerrant and infallible Word of God

     All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good  works. "  II Timothy 3:16-17     

    Living Word Church is a nondenominational spirit filled assembly  dedicated to raising "sons" to worship the Lord in Spirit and Truth.

     In 1991, poverty, homelessness, unemployment and blight were rampant  in the District's far southwest and southeast neighborhoods.  After working in a shelter for homeless families, Eugene and Patrice Sheppard  sought the Lord, fasting and praying that He would show Himself strong  in a city that is bound by the spirit of Babylon.     

    The Lord answered the Sheppard's with the following scriptures. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was  God," John 1:1; and, "...the Word became flesh and dwelt among them."  John 1:14.       

    Recognizing the voice of the Lord, the Sheppard's' established  Living Word Church in  with the understanding that there were enough government programs to provide for the natural man, the poor in spirit  needed to build their lives on Jesus Christ to gain eternal life.       



Living Word Church

Living Word Church

Rev. Eugene Sheppard has been  ministering to the body of Christ for over 30 years. As a pastor,  teacher and evangelist, he has traveled throughout the United States and has done foreign mission worked in Haiti, India, South Africa and  England. He was schooled in biblical studies at Trinity Bible College,  Beth Messiah Bible College and Washington Bible College. Rev. Eugene  Sheppard is married to Patrice Sheppard. Together they have five children and are the proud grandparents of 13 grandchildren and  great-grandparents of 2 great-grandchildren. 

    Mrs. Patrice Sheppard is the Executive Pastor of Living Word Church where her husband Eugene Sheppard is the Senior Pastor. Before founding Lydia's House, Mrs. Sheppard served as the Deputy Executive Director for the National Association of Minority Contractors. She also held  positions in the Office of the Secretary and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in the District of Columbia. She  pursued a business management degree from Southeastern University, Washington, DC and a marketing degree from University of the District of Columbia. In addition to serving on the board of directors for Lydia's House and the Far Southwest-Southeast Community Development Corporation  (CDC).


Lead Elders

Living Word Church

Lead Elders

Pastors Cliff & Sherry Beckford, joined the Living Word Church family in 2015 after nine successful years as Founders and Pastors of Laurel Lakes Christian Center, Laurel. Maryland. As successful  entrepreneurs, governmental  and corporate careers, God called them into the work of the ministry in 2006.  Pastor Cliff is a graduate of Logos  Bible College and Washington Saturday College. He is a profound teacher of the Word of God and has embraced the present Apostolic season as the  way back to the original intent of the Word. Graced with a strong business acumen and organizational skills, Pastor Cliff & Sherry have embraced the vision given to Apostle Eugene & Patrice Sheppard  to STRENGTHENING FAMILIES,    GROWING CHILDREN and CHANGING  NEIGHBORHOODS.



Staff Members

Founding Apostle & Sr. Pastor - Eugene Sheppard
Executive Pastor - Patrice Sheppard
Senior Elder - Cliff Beckford & Sherry Beckford
Assistant Pastor - Elder Johnnie Buxton

Minister - P. Irene Green




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Living Word Church

4101 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20032, US

(202) 563-2125

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Service Times

10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship

7:00 p.m. Wednesdays-Mid-Week Bible Study & Spiritual Enrichment

7:00 p.m. 1st Monday Monthly Prayer