David Shearin is the founder and Pastor of Word of Life Christian Center in Las Vegas, NV. The church has grown from 5 people to over 2,000 and continues to reach out through various ministries, including a weekly television broadcast. Possessing the heart of a true shepherd, Pastor David is known as a man of integrity and compassion as well as a dynamic preacher and teacher of God’s Word. In addition to pastoring, he ministers in churches, conferences and Bible schools around the country and in other nations. He is often used by the Lord in the gifts and demonstrations of the Spirit and in ministering God’s healing power through the laying on of hands. He is a graduate of RHEMA Bible Training Center and has been in full-time ministry for over 30 years. He is the author of the book, “The Master Key".
Vicki Shearin is a graduate of RHEMA Bible Training Center and a licensed and ordained minister. She and her husband, David Shearin, are the founders and pastors of Word of Life Christian Center in Las Vegas, NV. Pastor Vicki is a dynamic leader and Bible teacher. She oversees LIFEstyles Ladies Fellowship & Bible Studies, a ministry of 250+ women (12 Bible Study groups). In addition to pastoring, Vicki travels and speaks at various churches, conferences, and women’s meetings. Vicki has authored one mini-book entitled, “Not Drunk As You Suppose.” She and David have one daughter, Ashley.
Word of Life Christian Center is a non-denominational, multi-cultural church for all people, committed to worshipping God in Spirit and truth, reaching Las Vegas and the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ, teaching believers who they are in Christ and equipping them to serve their generation in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The church began holding services in a home on the first Sunday in December, 1982. There were five people in attendance besides the founding newlywed pastors, David and Vicki Shearin. One of those first five members was Andy Visser, who later became our Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor. As the church grew, services were moved to a hotel meeting room, then to a store-front shopping center. Additional spaces were leased to accommodate our growing congregation over the next eight years, during which time Pastor David presented the vision to "Arise and Build", and the congregation began giving to a building fund. Property was purchased in 1990 and Word of Life Christian Center began holding services in the newly built sanctuary (our present location) in 1994. Church attendance has now grown to over 2000 people. Word of Life Christian Academy, Word of Life Bible Institute, The Word for Living television outreach and several other ministries and outreaches have been established to accomplish the vision and mission of the church.
Our Mission is three directional:
· Upward in prayer and worship
· Outward in evangelism
· Inward in discipleship
Philippians 2:15-16 "...you shine as lights in the world, holding forth the Word of Life..."