Our History

Living Word Worship Centre is currently situated in the heart of the Merrylands business centre and dates it’s history back to 1994, when people from across Sydney were invited by the Pastor of the Church of Christ at Liverpool to attend a church service to celebrate Ghana’s 37th independence.

Following this, at another service, on the 12th of March 1995, Frank Gyimah took the opportunity to survey the people to ascertain whether the establishment of a predominantly Ghanaian church would be welcomed by the community and found the response to be in the positive.

Throughout the month of April 1995, people came together to pray and they held two services  in that month. In both the 1994 and 1995 services, Sam Abalo was the preacher. On the 14th of May 1995 the people made a decision to establish the fellowship as a church with the name “Ghana Community Church.

At the first service, the recorded membership was about thirty people. Towards the end of 1995, they decided to hold morning services on Sundays and by God’s grace secured the premises of Birrong Boys High School on the 3rd of March 1996 for this purpose.

In May 1997 the name of the church was changed to Living Word Centre. Upon the change of the schools Principals the leadership of the church were informed they could no longer use the premises and so began the search for another premises.

In 2001, the present premises at 1/2-6 Gladstone Street, Merrylands was secured by the church. In 2006, under the prophetic direction of Apostle Duncan Vivian of Trinidad and Tobago, the church’s name was changed to Living Word Worship Centre.