Our Pastor – Danny 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!
Our Statement of Faith
- We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (1 John 5:6-8)
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. (1 Cor. 15: 3-4, 1 Peter 2:18-24, John 3:16)
- We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (Romans 3:21-30, Galatians 4:4-7)
- We believe that the full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 19:2, Acts 19:6, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42-43, Matt 3:11)
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life; and that they are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:24, 28 & 29)
- We believe that deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4, Matt 8:16-17, Mark 16:18, John 5:6-14, 1 Peter 2:24)
- We believe in the imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Rev. 22:20, John 14:3