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


Heather Sibinski


Ryan Watkins


Layne Johnson
Treena Haase


Kevin Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College Pastor

Ken Olson

Prayer Pastor

Susan Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College Pastor

Deb Larson
Rick Bruce
Tim Amstutz


Campus Pastors

John Gapp

Online Campus Pastor

Brandon Lyles

Northwest Site Pastor

Hugo Bellido

Iglesia Español Pastor

Care and Counseling

Baltimore Medina


Sean Miller


Michael Minton


Roxanne Keller

Lay Pastor

Kids Ministry Pastors

Virginia Shunkwiler

Kids Pastor

Mark Harper

Brooklyn Park Kids Pastor
Grades 1–5 

Youth Ministry Pastors

Dustin Sherry

Next Gen Pastor

Sabrinna Sherry

Assistant Youth Pastor

Accelerate Bible Training College

Trent Fletcher


Jessica Fletcher


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

Angela Watkins


Nick Kinn

Evangelism Pastor

Deb Campbell

CUFI MN State Director

Kent Otey

Missions Pastor

Lexy Hill

Northwest Campus Worship Pastor

Lauren Stacy

Northwest Campus Next Gen Pastor

Adam Krube

Northwest Campus Connections Pastor

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