About Us2017-11-09T16:15:01-06:00

About Us

Thank you for your interest in learning more about us. Here, you can learn more about our story, our vision, mission and strategy, as well as what we believe.

What We Believe

In 1980, the church was founded by Pastors Ronnie and Paige Sims after attending RHEMA Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After several location changes, In 1991 we built and moved into an expansive 42,000 square foot building on Highway 18 West in Jackson, Mississippi.

In the late nineties, the right place to fulfill the vision of reaching the nations was found. With the Lord’s help and direction, a 65-acre tract of prime real estate located on Highway 25 in Flowood, Mississippi, was provided. In April 2001 just at the beginning of construction, Pastor Ronnie Sims unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord. The new land and parking lot stood vacant for 10 years on Lakeland Drive, but the vision continued.

Now the vision is being carried out by his son, Pastor Joel Sims, his wife, Peppi, and the staff & congregation of Word of Life. Our new home in Flowood, Mississippi, opened on April 17, 2011, only the first phase of a our new campus with more than half the square footage dedicated to our children and youth.

Now, Phase 2 is underway as we rise up to build a facility that will give us the space and resources we need to fulfill the vision of being a strong church, so we can help others go further – faster.

Our vision is to reach our community and touch the world by bringing those far from Christ to God, and disciple them into world-changing believers. In short, we say it this way:


Our Values keep the vision of Word of Life in focus. These values reflect our mission to raise up a strong body of believers so that we can bear the burdens of the weak.


Make church a priority and devotion a daily habit.


Help God reach your world and help someone else reach theirs. We do this through serving locally and in missions trips abroad.


Partner with us financially to make the vision a reality.


Have community with other believers through Life Groups.


Get involved in the Dream Team. Leverage your gifts and talents to make this church better.