In 1996, Tommy Galloway, our founding Pastor, felt a calling in his heart to build a new hospital in Tupelo, MS. Not a hospital for those with just physical maladies, but a place to help hurting people in body, soul, and spirit.
The calling God placed on Pastor Tommy’s heart to build a “hospital” for lost and broken souls is no longer a dream, but a reality. Over the past 26 years, Word of Life Church has helped hundreds of “patients,” many of whom have become lifelong followers of Christ and members of WOLC.
From the emergency room, to the delivery room, to the ICU, God has blessed us with opportunities to see hundreds healed and many more be made whole. While not everyone that we have helped along the way has remained a member of our congregation, many have taken their testimony of how God healed and restored them out into the world and have become practitioners to help others find their purpose in other churches across the United States, as well as in other countries.
We hope that our name, Word of Life Church, demonstrates the foundation of our beliefs and inspires a desire inside of you to come, experience, and worship with us. We are a Word Church that believes in the authenticity of Scripture, and every week Pastor Tommy shares nuggets of the inspired Word of God that will challenge and change you.
1 John 1:1-3 is not only our mantra, it is the foundation of who we are and what we believe. We are Word of Life.
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the WORD OF LIFE— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.”
I John 1:1-3 (NKJV)