Our Story

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, with phase 2 of construction just recently completed.

Now, with Phase 2 opened, we can fulfill God’s purpose for our church and help others grow further faster.


Go. Grow. Partner. Connect. Serve.
These values help us accomplish our mission: Reach the Lost, Disciple the Found, Empower the Called.


Prototype Church
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Worldwide Outreach Center


Reach the Lost.
Disciple the Found.
Empower the Callled.