About WAC

Our Founders – Pastor Danny & Lori El Kouri

Danny confessed Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior and was filled with the Holy Spirit on January 21, 1988. Danny was a member of the Lawton Christian Center for 14 years where he served in the following areas: Elder, Kings and Priests teacher, adult and children’s Sunday School teacher, noonday Bible study and Biblical Prosperity class. In May 2004, Danny began worshipping with the Lawton First Assembly of God.

In 2005, Danny began ministering at Geo Correction Facility where he is now pastor of the Pentecostal service.

In 2006, Danny began his pastoral internship under Pastor Rodney Mitchell of Agape Faith Worship Center. He completed his training in February 2007 and was ordained as Pastor.

Danny and his wife, Lori, have four children: sons, Daniel Abraham and wife Stephanie, Joseph Daniel and wife April, John Paul Daniel and wife Emily, and one daughter, Sheridan Paige and husband Elijah. As well as nine grandchildren: Madalynn Paige, Anthony James, Kooper Daniel, Avah Grace, Berkley Jo, Elle Cori, Axel Ray, Gracelyn Kay, and Oaklynn Kay.

His passion is to help as many people as possible come to know Christ and then to live their life to the absolute fullest extent that Jesus has provided for. Jesus came so we may have life and have it more abundantly.

 

The History of WAC

Word Alive Church of Lawton began in 2006 when God directed Pastor Danny El Kouri to build a Church. Services were initially held in Danny and Lori’s home along with one other couple, Jim and Beverly Hall. By God’s grace, attendance quickly grew to ten and within a year the attendance averaged 20 to 40 for the Friday night Bible Studies.

Needing larger accommodations, the Church moved to the downtown coffee shop in September, 2008 with the help of Ray and Richelle Garcia. Tuesday evening services were held here for seven months.

In May, 2009, Word Alive moved to their present location at 2202 SW ‘A’ Street to the building now known at the Momentum Youth Center. By April 2010, the congregation outgrew the building and moved to the present facility. May God receive glory for what He has accomplished at Word Alive Church!

 

What We Believe

Word Alive is an inter-denominational Church. We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct. We are seen as a New Testament Church and encourage each other to read the scriptures, participate in Sunday Services and Bible study, as well as express his/her own opinions and interpretations.

We are a mission driven Church with a three-fold mission: Proclaim the Gospel to the Jew first, local community, and to the Nations. Our missions program supports messianic outreach to the Jewish community locally and in Israel. We welcome new believers and mature believers alike to come and worship with us. Come and let us grow together!

Danny El Kouri, Senior Pastor

Why Lawton, OK?

I grew up in Lawton, so you could say I might be biased. With that said, I love the fact that it is a small town wrapped up in a big town package. I like that you can get around anywhere in about 20 minutes, no matter what the economy has done in the world in Lawton there has always been opportunity to provide for my family. With Ft. Sill as our sister city it brings people from all walks of life making Lawton very colorful and exciting. I also love what God is doing in this City to bring restoration to many broken parts of our City.

Why Word Alive Church?

Word Alive Church of Lawton began in 2006 when God spoke to me to build a Church. Initially we held services in our home along with one other couple, Jim and Beverly Hall. By God’s grace, attendance quickly grew to ten and within a year the attendance averaged 20 to 40 for the Friday night Bible Studies.

We needed larger accommodations so we moved to the downtown coffee shop in September, 2008 with the help of Ray and Richelle Garcia. Tuesday evening services were held here for seven months.

In May, 2009, Word Alive moved to their present location at 2202 SW ‘A’ Street to the building now known at the Momentum Youth Center. By April 2010, the congregation outgrew the building and moved to the present facility. May God receive glory for what He has accomplished at Word Alive Church!

My Hobbies: I love raising rabbits, cattle, riding four-wheelers and my Harley trike

Favorite Movies: GEORGE PATTON, WAR ROOM, PASSION OF THE CHRIST