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, along with his family, moved from Mississippi north to Minnesota in his early teens. Prior to traveling to Singapore where Pastor Jim studied at Rhema Bible Training Center under the leadership of Pastors Toni and Patsy Cameneti, Jim worked in various areas at Living Word 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 50 trips to the country of Indonesia. It has been his lifelong goal to see Living Word have an orphanage in Indonesia. 


Brian Sullivan


Heather Sibinski


Ryan Watkins


Layne Johnson
Treena Haase


Kevin Weiers
Deb Larson
Rick Bruce
Tim Amstutz


Campus Pastors:

Ken Olson

LW Online & Prayer Pastor

Brandon Lyles

Northwest Site Pastor

Hugo Bellido

Iglesia Español Pastor

Care and Counseling:

Baltimore Medina


Kids Ministry Pastors:

Virginia Shunkwiler

Kids Pastor

Mark Harper

Brooklyn Park Kids Pastor
Grades 1–5 

Youth Ministry Pastors:

Dustin Sherry

Youth Pastor

Sabrina Sherry

Youth Pastor

Life Group Pastors:

Tammara Gisanri

Life Group Pastor

Guest Experience and Member Services:

Folu Gisanri

Guest Experience Pastor

DuWayne Petersen

Member Services Pastor

Living Word Pastors:

Angela Watkins


John Gapp

Digital Service Producer & Pastor

Deb Campbell

CUFI MN State Director

Kent Otey

Missions Pastor

Nick Kinn

Evangelism Pastor

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