Our Pastors

Mark Porado
Lead Pastor
We would like to invite you to visit Living Word Church in Jasper, Ga. We realize that there are lots of Churches in this area and most of you have attended a church and wonder what would be any different about LWC than any other Church? First of all, we believe we are just one of many great churches in our area, we are not in competition but want to partner with other churches to serve our community.
However, if you would like to experience authentic worship, unconditional love, and practical Biblical teaching, LWC is the place for you. We are committed to be real, transparent, and even though we don’t have all the answers, we believe in seeking the God who has every answer we need.
We would love to have you join us as we seek real life answers from a real life God!
Mark & Donna Porado
Lead Pastors
Gerald Faulkner
Associate Pastor
Gerald and Sheryl Faulkner Associate Pastors:
Gerald and Sheryl have been with Living Word Church since 1989 serving in many capacities. Including interim Pastors, children’s miniseries, and other’s. Currently they serve as Elders and Associate Pastors, which means they fill in when and where needed. They both are graduates of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida. They bring experience in Pastoral ministry, and have both taught and been administers in Christian Schools.
They love The Church and are honored to give or do whatever is needed to help the church carry out it’s mission.
Cory Welch
Worship Pastor 
Cory and Sara are grateful to be a part of the Living Word Community.  He has served in worship in various capacities for 15 years and loves seeing people come together to worship our Savior.  He felt a call to worship from a young age and has spent years studying and growing as a musician.  He excited to pour out and see LWC’s worship and tech teams grow and flourish.   
Family Ministries Director
Alexis McClure
Mike and Alexis McClure
High School Student Pastors

Seeking Outreach Pastors

Crystal White
Connections Ministry Leader