And our Purpose
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 1,500 people each Sunday to be inspired, taught and refreshed through the various ministries of our church.
Connecting people to God, Each Other, Ministry and the World.
Our Lead Pastors,
Terry & Debra Howell
In 2000, Pastor Terry Howell and his wife, Debra, moved to Poinciana from Pennsylvania to start Living Water Fellowship. Pastor Terry and Debbie are ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God.
Pastor Howell has a diverse background in business operations and pastoring. This experience includes Director of Operations for an Arby's franchise, District Manager of Taco Bell, Arby's Restaurant owner and Senior Pastor of Dickson City Assembly for 13 years.
Pastor Terry and Debbie were married in August 1974. They have 2 children, Terry Jr. and Kristy, and 5 grandchildren, Leaira, Terry III, Landon, Seth and Angelia.
Our Leadership Team
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)