Word of Life was birthed through Elder Jeffrey Lomax. He felt the impression of the Holy Spirit to establish a church in Madison, Wisconsin around 2004, while serving as an associate minister at Deliverance Temple Church in Chicago, Illinois, under the leadership of Bishop Harry Wilson Sr. Elder Jeff shared his desire with his Pastor and they planned a trip to Madison, Wisconsin to survey the land.
Elder Jeff and Bishop Wilson toured Madison, Wisconsin, but no specific plans evolved to established a ministry in Madison. Several years passed and the Lord continued to grow Elder Jeff’s desire to establish a ministry in Madison, WI. In 2011 a pathway leading to establishing a ministry in Madison, WI began to emerge. Elder Jeff met a Greyhound bus driver who lived in Madison, WI who allowed was one of the first individuals baptized by Word of Life Church. Elder Jeff traveled to Madison every other Friday to host bible classes at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites Hotel in the American Center on the east side of Madison.
Elder Jeff relocated to Madison, WI in May of 2013, after marrying his beloved Tracy Rene in April. Upon moving to Madison, Elder Jeff increased Bible Classes from bi-weekly to weekly sessions. Bible Class attendance grew from four people (Elder Jeff, his wife, his oldest daughter Ember and a co-worker Gevonna Green) to three additional families.
Over time Word of Life ministry faithfully served the east side of Madison community through the weekly Bible Classes, baptisms, hosting holiday meals, assisting families with home necessities, and surpassing a financial goal through a fire benefit fundraiser for a displaced mother and her children.
Word of Life Church was incorporated in the State of Wisconsin and received its Federal Non-profit tax exemption in December of 2014. Elder Jeff was officially installed as the Pastor of Word of Life Church Inc. on Saturday, September 26, 2015. One soul received the infilling of the Holy Ghost during the installation service. The next day WOL church held its first Sunday Worship service at the East Madison Community Center’s Multi-Purpose Room 8 Straubel Court, Madison, WI.
God has been faithful to Pastor Jeff and WOL. Over 100 souls have crossed WOL’s path and the church is continuing to equip believers to live a full, fruitful, and flourishing life in Jesus Christ. WOL offers Christian Education, special ministries for women, men, and a children’s ministry for our Little Leaders. Community Outreach is at the heart of WOL.