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OUR CHURCH

Our History

Our History,

And our Purpose

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OUR LEGACY

From our humble beginnings in 2000, Living Water Fellowship began as a church serving 62 people at Poinciana’s Discovery Intermediate School. In 2002, after only 2 years of ministry, the congregation took a huge step of faith and built a facility to hold 300 people. In 2010, Living Water took another huge leap of faith and began construction on a sanctuary that seats 800 people.

Over the past 23 years, we’ve expanded our facilities additional times to serve the growing needs of our church. We have been able to serve over 1,300+ people each Sunday to be inspired, taught and refreshed through the various ministries of our church.

OUR MISSION

Connecting people to God, Each Other, Ministry and the World.

Our Lead Pastors

Our Lead Pastor,

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Pastor Kristy Barron, a licensed Pastor with the Assemblies of God, has been a noteworthy leader & minister for 27 years. Kristy's proudest accomplishments are being a wife & mother. In 2022, Kristy married Joseph Barron, forming a blended family of 6 children and 3 grandchildren. 

 

In 2005, Kristy moved to Florida to serve under her parents' ministry at Living Water Fellowship. Living Water is a multi-cultural and multi-generational church that serves 1300+ individuals each Sunday. Initially serving in Worship, Children, and Youth ministries, Kristy's dedication led to her promotion to Executive Pastor. In this capacity, she oversaw the church staff, Living Water Christian School, and Pleasant Grounds Café. After remaining faithful to her calling for 19 years, Kristy was elected to Lead Pastor.

 

Beyond her church duties, Kristy has also served in her local community. Kristy was on the board of Give Kids Safe Shelter for 7 years, and served as President for 3 years. Through GKSS, she was able to make an impact on children who were homeless and in foster care. Additionally, Kristy has also served on the team of PFWomen for 7 years within the Peninsular-Florida District Council of the Assemblies of God.

Our Leadership Team

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Pastor Abraham Colon

Ministries Pastor

acolon@lwf.live

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Pastor Matt Hayes

Children's Pastor

mhayes@lwf.live

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Pastor Tricia Persram

Connections Pastor

tpersram@lwf.live

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Pastor Maggie Kornblum

Business Administrator

mkornblum@lwf.live

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Pastor Omar Pinto

Youth Pastor

opinto@lwf.live

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Sherry La

LW Christian School Director

sla@lwf.live

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Pastor Terry & Debra Howell

Founding Pastors

Our Staff
Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs,

And Commitment

THE FOUR DEFINING TRUTHS OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

Two years after the church’s founding, the pioneers of the Assemblies of God adopted 16 beliefs for the Fellowship, which remains virtually unchanged. Find these 16 beliefs in our “Statement of Fundamental Truths.

 

Four of these beliefs are considered the core beliefs of the Fellowship. You may hear them referred to as our cardinal doctrines. They weave in and through all the teaching, music, preaching, discussions… everything we do. The Church’s message revolves around these four defining beliefs.

1. SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

Salvation is deliverance from spiritual death and enslavement by sin. God provides salvation for all who believe and accept His free offer of forgiveness. Mankind’s only hope of redemption from the fallen sinful state is through the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son–blood that was shed as Jesus died on the cross.

 

[The account of the crucifixion of Jesus is recounted by four of His contemporaries: Matthew (chapter 27), Mark (chapter 15), Luke (chapter 23), and John (chapter 19).] (Luke 24:47; John 3:3,16,17; Romans 8:16; 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8,9; 4:24; Titus 2:11-12; 3:5-7)

2. DIVINE HEALING

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

 

(Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16)

3. BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

All believers are entitled to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and therefore should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all believers in the early Christian church. With the experience comes the provision of power for victorious Christian living and productive service. It also provides believers with specific spiritual gifts for more effective ministry. The baptism of Christians in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking in other tongues (unlearned languages) as the Spirit of God gives them audible expression.

 

(Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 2:4; 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31)

4. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

All Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air. Christians who have not yet died will be raptured or caught up with them, to be with the Lord. Then Christians of all ages will live with God forever. The scriptural truth of the Lord’s soon return is “the blessed hope”.

 

(Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessa­lonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13)

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