Living Word Church (LWC) had its start as a Saturday night Bible Study taught by René Monette at the local American Legion Hall in February of 1979. René and Vicki drove to Houma every weekend from Poplarville, Mississippi, and by June of 1979, church services were started. René faithfully pastored this church for nearly 40 years. On March 4, 2018, the Lord transitioned leadership from René Monette to Ben Bufkin as lead pastor. LWC has become a stable church of good reputation in the Houma area.
LWC is a nondenominational, independent church. Our members are from all walks of life, and they represent the great variety of the ethnic backgrounds we have in south Louisiana. We are joined in the common Lordship of Jesus Christ, and we serve Him together wherever He has us. We all have our own mission fields as we daily go about our work in schools, oil field, medical field, barber shops, restaurants, home building, or wherever God has us. We try to be the best we can in order that we will serve as a good witness for our Lord.
Houma Christian School (HCS) is one of our largest ministries. In 1985 HCS was opened to educate our children and the children of other Christians in our area. We have about 15 different churches represented in our student body. The school is from kindergarten through 12th grade and has an excellent reputation in the community and in our state. Our students excel in organized sports, and they have won many state championships for our school. Our choir has also won many awards. Our students also excel academically, and our graduates have received many excellent college scholarships. We have had several National Merit Scholarship Finalists in our graduating classes.
God has done great things in our past, and we believe He has big plans for our future. Through His blessings, we were able years ago to purchase the 90 acres on Highway 311 where our church facilities are located. The land includes our church, a prayer garden, a citrus grove, a missions house, and HCS sports fields (baseball, softball, football, and soccer). All of these facilities were constructed completely debt-free.
Come be a part of all that God is doing in our church as we minister to our families and communities.