Light of the Word is the legacy ministry of the late Steve Mays (1950-2014).

Our vision is best expressed in the W.I.S.E. concept below:

  • Win a person to Christ
  • Instruct a person in Christ
  • Send a person for Christ
  • Encourage a person in Christ

Win a Person to Christ.

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.”
Proverbs 11:30

Our primary concern throughout our ministry is to bring people to a personal, saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We place a strong emphasis on evangelism as a responsibility and a way of life, always reaching out to those who are lost.

Instruct a Person in Christ

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
2 Timothy 3:16

Our desire is to promote personal growth, equip and prepare people for ministry through the teachings and principles set forth in God’s Word. Seeking to instill a Christ-centered life, we focus on the truth of Scripture and its practical applications.

Send a Person for Christ

And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!
Romans 10:15

Our ministry is motivated by Jesus’ command to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.” We take responsibility for effectively carrying the message of God’s love throughout the world by equipping and sending those who are willing to follow this Great Commission.

Encourage a Person with Christ

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.”
Hebrews 10:24

People are the heart of our ministry! Following the example Jesus set forth in the New Testament, our goal is to minister, to care for, to love and serve the people. Additionally, it is our desire to provide an environment where we can nurture and exhort the church of Jesus Christ.

The primary instrument through which all of this occurs is the teaching of God’s Word. As a person is won to Christ and instructed, they will be able to make an impact for the kingdom wherever they are planted. As they do, they will encourage others in the process.