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About Us

Jim Hammond

Associate Pastor

Disciple Internship, Family Support Ministry, Missions, The Fifth Service, Young Adult Ministry

Jim, along with his family, moved from Mississippi north to Minnesota in his early teens. Prior to traveling to Singapore where Pastor Jim and his wife, Kristin, studied at Rhema Bible Training Center under the leadership of Pastors Toni and Patsi Cameneti, Jim worked in various areas at Living Word Christian Center including Facility Maintenance, Accounting, Living Free Recovery Services, Maranatha Christian Academy as Athletic Director, and as Pastor Mac Hammond’s Executive Assistant for two years. Pastor Jim was a basketball coach at Maranatha Christian Academy for 17 years. He coached both the boys and girls varsity team and eventually took the Maranatha Girls Varsity to state, where they won two back-to-back Class A State Championships in 2011, 2012.

Pastor Jim has made over 35 trips to the country of Indonesia. His wife, Kristin, has made over 25 trips to Indonesia. It is their lifelong goal to see Living Word have an orphanage in Indonesia. Pastor Jim and his wife, Kristin, have been married over twenty years and have two children, one of which is Jamey Hammond, who ministers at The Fifth Service. He currently oversees Family Support Ministries, Young Adult Ministry, Missions, and The Fifth Service.