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 Brian Sullivan

Chief of Operations

Rick Bruce


Pastor Treena Haase

Chief of Staff

Pastor Ken Olson

Deputy Chief of Staff, Prayer


Pastor Tim Amstutz

 Key Events, Service Production, AVL

Pastor Heather Sibinski

Building & Property, Life & Large Groups, Guest Experience, Member Services, Ministry Support, Coffee House, LW Store, Processing Center & Receptionist 


Pastor Melanie Groves

Worship Director

Pastor Kevin Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College, 
Global Church Planting, Evangelism 

Pastor Susan Fletcher

Accelerate Bible Training College, 
Global Church Planting, Evangelism

Deb Larson

MCA Head of School

Pastor Ryan Watkins

Next Gen, Young Adults, Youth, Kids, Compass, Outreach 

Campus Pastors

Pastor John Gapp

Living Word Online

Pastor Brandon Lyles

Living Word Northwest

Pastor Hugo Bellido

Iglesia Español Pastor

Care and Counseling

Pastor Baltimore Medina

Care & Counseling Department Head

Pastor Sean Miller

Care & Counseling Therapist

Pastor Michael Minton

Care & Counseling, Ministry Support

Pastor Roxanne Keller

Care & Counseling Lay Pastor

Family Ministry 

Pastor Ginny Shunkwiler

Kids Birth–Kindergarten

Pastor Mark Harper

Kids Grades 1–5

Pastor Lauren Stacy

Northwest Kids & Next Gen

Pastor Dustin Sherry

Next Gen

Pastor Sabrinna Sherry

Family Ministry Operations Manager, Next Gen

Pastor Ashton Harrison

Youth Worship, Next Gen

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 Deb Campbell

Jewish Christian Relations, CUFI State Director