Mac & Lynne Hammond

Senior Pastors


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Pastors Mac and Lynne Hammond

Mac and Lynne Hammond are the senior pastors of a large body of believers at Living Word, located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Mac 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 travels internationally as a teacher and author on the subject of prayer. The desire of her heart is to impart principles of corporate and Spirit-led prayer to the Church all throughout the world.

After 43 years, Living Word’s church attendance has grown from twelve people, to an active church body of more than 10,000 members. One of Living Word’s biggest goals is to send the hope of the Gospel all across the world.

Jim Hammond

Executive Pastor


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Jim Hammond

Jim Hammond has worked in various areas at Living Word since 1991 including Facility Maintenance, Living Free Recovery Services, and Maranatha Christian Academy as the Athletic Director. Jim is currently the Executive Teaching Pastor at Living Word and has been consistently in the pulpit at Living Word since 2005.

Executive Team

Pastor Treena Haase

Chief of Staff
Living Free Recovery Services

Pastor Ken Olson

Deputy Chief of Staff
Prayer, LWNW, LWO, IT

Rick Bruce



Pastor Tim Amstutz

 Key Events, Service Production, AVL, Web, Graphic Design, Social Media, Video

Pastor Heather Sibinski

Building & Property, Coffee House, LW Store, Protective Services, Processing Center & Receptionist 


Pastor Melanie Groves

Worship Director

Pastor Kevin Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College

Pastor Susan Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College

Deb Larson

MCA Head of School

Pastor Alicia Weiers

Birth-Kindergarten, Grades 1-5, Compass

Pastor Baltimore Medina

Life & Large Groups, Guest Experience, Member Services, Ministry Support, Care & Counseling, Outreach, Evangelism.

Pastor Dustin Sherry

Youth, Young Adults, Internship (Next Gen)

Campus Pastors

Pastor John Gapp

Living Word Online

Pastor Brandon Lyles

Living Word Northwest

Pastor Hugo Bellido

Iglesia Español

Care and Counseling

Pastor Sean Miller

Care & Counseling Department Head

Pastor Roxanne Keller

Care & Counseling Lay Pastor

Pastor Michael Minton

Care & Counseling, Ministry Support

Family Ministry 

Pastor Ginny Shunkwiler

Kids Birth–Kindergarten

Pastor Alicia Weiers

Grades 1-5

Pastor Lauren Stacy

Northwest Kids & Next Gen

Pastor Dustin Sherry

Youth, Young Adults

Pastor Sabrinna Sherry

Family Support

Living Word Pastoral Staff

Pastor Angela Watkins

LW Women, Online Church

Pastor Nick Kinn


Pastor Kent Otey


Pastor DuWayne Petersen

Minstry Support

Pastor Tammara Gisanri

Life & Large Groups, Visitor & Member Relations

Pastor Folu Gisanri

Guest Experience & Member Services

Pastor Keve Israelson

Executive Assistant in Worship

Pastor Trent Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College

Pastor Jessica Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College

Pastor Jeff Kruse

Manhood, LW Marriage, Altar Ministry

Pastor Adam Krube

Northwest Connections

Pastor Lexy Hill

Northwest Executive, Worship

Pastor Ashton Harrison


Pastor Deb Campbell

Jewish Christian Relations, CUFI State Director