In 1977, Pastor Wendel Cover saw a need in Washington D.C.'s metropolitan area for a place where people from all nations could come together and worship.


Word of life is home to children, family and friends from more than 100 different nations. It is a place where every knee will bow, every tongue will confess, that He is Lord.
— Pastor D. Wendel Cover

WE Believe...

  • the Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
  • there is only one true God – revealed in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • every person can have restored fellowship with God through salvation. 
  • the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament.
  • the Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. 
  • divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement.
  • final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ.  They will be judged for their sin.
  • the New Heavens and a New Earth is being prepared by Christ for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him.