Living Word Pastors

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Mac & Lynne Hammond

Senior Pastors


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Pastors Mac and Lynne Hammond

Mac and Lynne Hammond are senior pastors of Living Word, a large and growing body of Christian believers in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Mac is the author of several internationally distributed books. He is broadly acclaimed for his ability to apply the principles of the Bible to practical situations and the challenges of daily living.

While helping her husband pastor Living Word, Lynne Hammond travels internationally as a teacher and author on the subject of prayer. The desire of Lynne’s heart is to impart principles of corporate and Spirit-led prayer to the Church throughout the world. Under her leadership, the prayer ministry at Living Word has become an internationally recognized model for developing effective pray-ers in the local church.

After nearly 40 years, Living Word’s church attendance has grown from twelve people in 1980 to an active church body of more than 10,000 members. Today Living Word sends the hope of the Gospel across the country and around the world through numerous outreaches and brings practical help and the message of God’s grace and love to an ever-growing number of people!

Jim Hammond

Executive Pastor


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Jim Hammond

Jim Hammond, along with his family, moved from Mississippi to Minnesota in his early teens. Jim has worked in various areas at Living Word since 1991 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. Jim lived in Singapore from 2003-2005, where he studied at Rhema Bible Training Center. Pastor Jim is currently the Executive Teaching Pastor at Living Word and preaches sermons on an average of 38 weekends per year and has been consistently in the pulpit at Living Word since 2005. He provides oversight to LW’s missions department and Spanish-speaking church plant, Iglesia Espanol. Pastor Jim was a varsity basketball coach at Maranatha Christian Academy for 17 years. He coached both the boys and girls varsity teams over different periods of time, and eventually took the Maranatha Girls Varsity to the Minnesota State Tournament four times, where they won two back-to-back Class A State Championships in 2011 and 2012. Pastor Jim has made over 50 missions trips to the country of Indonesia and from 2006–2011 was able to oversee the planting and construction of five different churches on the Indonesian Island of Bataam.


Brian Sullivan

Chief of Staff

Treena Haase

Deputy Chief of Staff

Rick Bruce


Ryan Watkins


Heather Sibinski


Layne Johnson
Kevin Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College Pastor

Susan Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College Pastor

Deb Larson

MCA Head of School

Ken Olson

Prayer Pastor

Tim Amstutz


Campus Pastors:

Brandon Lyles

Northwest Site Pastor

Lexy Hill

Northwest Worship Pastor

Adam Krube

Northwest Connections Pastor

Lauren Stacy

Northwest Next Gen Pastor

John Gapp

Online Pastor

Angela Watkins

LW Women’s Pastor

Hugo Bellido

Iglesia Español Pastor

Kids, Youth, and Next Gen Pastors:

Dustin Sherry

Next Gen Pastor

Sabrinna Sherry

Assistant Youth Pastor

Pastor Ashton
Ashton Harrison

Youth Worship Pastor

Virginia Shunkwiler

Kids Pastor

Mark Harper

Brooklyn Park Kids Pastor
Grades 1–5 

Guest Experience, Member Services, and Life Groups:

Folu Gisanri

Guest Experience Pastor

DuWayne Petersen

Member Services Pastor

Tammara Gisanri

Life Group Pastor

Living Word Pastors:

Trent Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College Pastor

Jessica Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College Pastor

Deb Campbell

CUFI MN State Director

Kent Otey

Missions Pastor

Nick Kinn

Evangelism Pastor

Baltimore Medina

Care and Counseling Pastor

Michael Minton

Care and Counseling Pastor

Roxanne Keller

Care and Counseling
Lay Pastor

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